As I type, my iphoto library is being copied to a larger hard drive. We had to take it off of my computer, because there are so many photos that it was slowing everything down. Then, the one I had been using was telling me it was almost full, so, now we are going to 500 gb. I had already gotten the photos on the post, so now, I can be on time for Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday, instead of being late for the party, like I have been lately.
The new part of the curb bed is progressing. I found some nice sized plants on sale last August, so it looks more mature to me at this point than some of the other areas their first springs. The Jupiter's beard, blooming on the left, is smaller than its parent, which marks the beginning of the area that's been planted for several years.
I planted different kinds of perennial geraniums along the front, but since they haven't reached the curb, I planted some rose moss between them, right at the curb. I had some there last year, and enjoyed them.
The little rose seems to be finished blooming. I deadheaded most of the buds. I don't know if it will bloom again.
When I was in the garage looking for pots, I found a plant support I'd forgotten about. It works well for the bush clematis. I'm enjoying the sedums that curve through the middle of the bed.
A stoke's aster I planted this spring looks like it will have a bloom. It's just behind the geranium on the right. I planted gazanias and nicotiana throughout the space. Rabbits are eating the gazanias.
Looking back to the west and north, the rest of the 'Spooky' dianthus are joining the one that was blooming. I need to look at photos from last year to see which aster I divided and put a clump of just to the left of the first stone of the walkway between the new bed and more established one.
Facing fully west, the drying clumps of tulips are hidden by the foliage of the daylilies, some of which have buds.
I can't remember what kind of coriopsis this is, but it's a nice looking clump and bloom.
This is the first 'Spooky' to bloom. It is now quite full, as are the others. I love them all!
I took more photos facing south.
I think I'm going to enjoy the 'Prairie Splendor' coneflowers. Oh, and I planted some lisianthus, too.
Here's the first bloom of the coneflowers.
Looking back east, the lavendars are blooming.
The variegated sedums are more noticeable than the others. There are six in all, three different kinds.
This delphinium is sending out over five feet tall stalks for its third year of blooms. I am so tickled that it is still alive and doing well. The peach leaved bellflowers below are a bit floppy in this bed, but not in the one on the east side of the house.
Can you see Larry in the left background taking some flower photos of his own?
Does anyone know what kind of caterpillar this is?
I hope your Memorial Day went well. We live in walking distance to the cemetery where Larry's parents' graves are, yet we rarely go there. I want to go see the decorations people have put this year.
I noticed other bloggers have thanked folks who are serving or have served in the military. I want to add my appreciation as well. My prayers are also with families who have lost loved ones recently.