Summer is officially here and the daylilies are putting on a show!
There are so many more blooms than last year!
There are several blooming in the Veggie patch…
In the lower garden…
In the side yard…
By the bird bath…
And in the front side yard. Here they look dwarfed compared to the Trumpet Lilies. The taller plant is probably over 5 feet tall.
Some of the colors are wild. So many different colors, shapes, and sizes.
Boy am I lucky to have this view.
And this flower, that I thought looked lily-like is actually a member of the same family as Irises. Crocosmia is native to Africa.
Lilies are not the only flowers going gangbusters right now however…
Several varietes of Hostas are putting on a show. Which, oddly enough, are also called Plantain Lilies and used to be classified under the family Liliaceae (essentially Lily family).
Big and small hostas…
The color is quite striking en masse.
Some have already come and gone…others haven’t even started.
The crape myrtles are blooming- this one was the earliest to bloom and already has subsided.
The garden phlox is just getting started now…
I’ve managed to keep the phlox bugs a little better in check this year- meaning I should have some more blooms this year!
Lots of these blooming whatever they are.
This little pale rose came back this year nestled in the yew bush.
The white blossoms are turning light green now on the Annabelle Hydrangea. I finally cut some to have some room on the path.
Swaths of the Gooseneck Loosestrife are in full bloom now.
A few weeks ago my parents came for a visit, and I took a few minutes to gather some Columbine seeds for my mom. These little seed pods rattle with all the tiny beads nestled inside. They self-sow quite freely here so I have high hopes that they’ll take in my mom’s garden.
The first few Cleome or Spider plants! The tall one is much bigger and prettier than any I remember from last year. It may be partly due to the rain we’ve received this year compared to last. Lots of rain this year.
Found this guy after a wet day. It was about five inches across on the top!
As always, a garden is a work in progress and there’s still plenty to do! I need to weed the path again, but most of the time I just go down and just look around. As bad as my allergies are, I can’t stay away from all this beauty.