One of the beds in front of the house is going well with previously existing flowers! The purple, taller plants are Bellflower, and the white are Shasta Daisies, I believe.
I’ve been picking rocks out of this bed and pulling weeds, and will have plenty of room to add some more plants. I think that it could use more daisies, and maybe another something?
The Bellflower clearly isn’t getting quite as much sun as it would like, since it’s leaning noticeably to the right. The daisies are pretty alright, though.
There’s also whatever is closer to the house (on the left side of the bed), which hasn’t started to bud yet. What might it be?
We’ve had some really gorgeous days lately, though the temps are getting so high now that it’s almost too hot. It was almost ninety on Sunday and we’ve been in the eighties almost every day lately. It’s summer, I guess.
This is one of my favorite areas of the garden right now. The Dame’s Rocket shows up really nicely against the Shasta Daisies. You can see the chicory in the background – it is getting insane! I have mixed feelings about it – it’s a good green and has some cute little flowers, but the foliage is so reminiscent of dandelions that it ends up on the weedy side of wildflower. We’ll see. For now I am still filling in the empty areas using sod delivery in Orlando so I’m not inclined to create another one.
The Poppy Anemones haven’t stopped blooming yet!
This is, I think, Lavender Mountain Lily. It’s striking against the Artemisia and I love the delicate blooms. I am a bit bummed, though, because I had a ton of it and only two have come up so far. Squirrels may have eaten the bulbs?
Here’s the view to the front door. The white salvia is coming in, and the Verbena is still a beautiful lilac. The Iris by the door are almost done blooming.
Hooray! We bought this hose holder thingie a few years ago and never got around to mounting it. Awesome K did it for me on Sunday while I was working. It’s so much better than leaving the hose in a heap on the ground, and it even has a little tilt-out drawer thingie I can use to store the nozzle.
This might be my absolute favorite view in the garden right now. The different colors of salvia make such a nice contrast and the pincushion flower is really starting to come into bloom.
I noticed recently that there are a TON of seedlings sprouting near the (now-defunct and in need of trimming back) daisies in the front garden.
Because of the proximity to the daisies, I’m assuming that’s what these are. Does anyone know if that makes sense – and/or if they’ll have time to grow into anything this year?
There’s some Love-in-a-Mist nearby, which keeps self-seeding. It’s so tiny but so pretty!