So even though I love flowers and gardens, I really don’t ever seem to make the time to care for my plants. I have done a little planting though, and I will show you the rewards from years of letting things go (with some weeding).
First up, I bought two foxglove plants last spring and planted them. This year, only one came back. But it came back big, early, and is still going three months later. Now it has one stalk about five feet tall, but the rest of the plant is still rather low. Here’s the beauty shot:
Last year I also planted some Mexican Primrose. I had no idea this plant was so invasive, but I don’t mind right now. I love the pretty little flowers, and they continued to bloom for months. I think next year I will cut them back some so that other plants have room to grow and breathe.
And here’s a shot of the whole bed earlier this spring:
In another bed out front, I planted two lily plants three years ago. It has exploded! I think I’m going to have to spread them out a little, so that they can propogate more.
Here’s a shot of it a week later:
The bees love it too, which makes me happy! I love bees.
Bees, and hummingbirds also love the bee balm I planted a couple years out back. I only wish that these blooms would last all summer long. Maybe there’s something I can do to help…
The bee balm is outside my eat-in kitchen area, and it is wonderful to see a hummingbird hover around.
I’ve had a lot of flowers come back this year. I have three large mums growing that are not blooming yet. Mums coming back are a first for me. I also have lots of snapdragons that made it through the winter.
Someday, I would like to make a master plan, and landscape larger areas of our yard. One thing is for sure, no matter what ends up being planted, there has to be a lot of color!