Good Morning Garden Lovers!
So glad you could be here today for our first Garden Party of the season.
Lots of things are blooming in my yard right now.
Let me be honest though, it's a little raggedy because of our big pond project we are working on.
When there's a project, other things get ignored. Right?
Let's start in the backyard where we have lots of Henry Duelberg Salvia mixed with Knockouts.
Remember the pretty blue eggs I showed you in the bluebird house a few weeks ago? Those babies are already long gone and the mom and dad are on to the second batch. We love watching them so much. Maybe one of these days I'll get a photo of them.
This is a Peace rose. I love this bush for the beautiful flowers and deep green foliage. The flowers start out yellow but in a few days they progress to pink and end up a soft cream color. The blooms are huge and smell wonderful. I have had no trouble with black spot on this bush. :)
In the front yard, my yellow irises continue to bloom. The purple ones have completed their bloom cycle but the foliage is pretty almost year-round here in Texas. The irises came from my dad's old house. Right next to the irises, we have Autumn Joy Sedum which gets prettier every year and Loropetalum.
Autumn Joy Sedum is a drought tolerant succulent that looks beautiful all summer no matter how hot and dry it is. When it does have water you can see the leaves plump right up. The bees and butterflies are very attracted to it.
The Anthony Waterer Spirea that we planted last year is blooming now for the first time.
We had these bushes in Oklahoma too and I love them. They bloom forever and have a softness to them that most bushes don't have.
Again I'll sing the praises of Scabiosa or Pincushion flowers because for us they are perennial and the butterflies love them. I keep planting more and more of this delicate looking plant which is really as tough as they come. Our nice next-door neighbor introduced me to Pincushions and I'm so glad he did. :)
Our Oak Leaf Hydrangea is blooming. These plants really do best with at least some afternoon shade. We don't have any shade to speak but we took a chance on the east side of the
house and it seems to be working.
Now let's play a little game....do you know what this plant is? It gets huge white blossoms at dusk. The plant grows 4 or 5 feet tall. Can you guess?
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