We've had rain off and on since last night. Our high today didn't make it above 50. I went out and took some photos of the newest flower bed, which was tilled last summer when they resurfaced our street and put in new curbs.
Here is how it looked last August. The volunteer milkweed in the established part of the bed, to the right of the liatris is coming back up this year. I hope some monarchs lay eggs on it.
This photo is from August 26. I have trouble making and keeping plans for garden beds. My method seems to be buying plants I like that will grow in the conditions of the area, then put the pots here and there until I decide that's how I want to plant them. Other people could probably place them in ways that would be more pleasing, but since I consider myself a plant collector more than a landscaper, I just do what I want. On another day, it may be something completely different. LOL Besides, I don't mind moving things around if they get too crowded. Another thing I do, is pull or trim plants to keep them from spreading too far and wide.
The rest of the photos are from today. The Jupiter's beard (in the left side of the photo) that I'd moved and was wilted in the previous photo is doing well and, like its parent plant, is about to bloom. I had an assortment of perennial geraniums along the curb that I'd dug out to prepare for the curb redo. I went ahead and put some here, and replaced most of the others between the rose moss that I'd put there. (This is facing north and east.)
I took photos of some of the tags when I planted, and this is the geranium, 'Philippe Vapelle'.
I don't remember what this one is. It may be a Johnson's blue from another part of the yard.
This is facing north and west. Two of these irises from our daughter-in-law look to be the same kind. They sure are pretty, and I'm sad they are almost finished blooming. I found some spots I want to put annuals in, but ran out of time when I was planting the other day. Now, I need to wait for the soil to dry up a little.
All of the 'Spooky' dianthus survived the winter and are looking happy in their spots.
One has its first bloom!
Now, we're facing south and west. I'm looking forward to seeing all the daylilies bloom this summer.
I can't remember the name of this clematis, but it's not a climber. I was thinking I'd need to support it, but so far, it's nice and upright.
The clematis is in the lower left side of this photo, between a coneflower on the left and a sedum.
One of the two echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor' coneflowers is starting to bloom. These are not supposed to be as tall as other kinds, which is good in the curb bed.
Facing east, the Jupiter's beard buds can be seen. The lavenders are getting ready to bloom, too.
I can't remember what kind of salvia this is, but it's about to bloom. I got the little rose on sale last year. It has buds, too.
I had to go back to the east side of the house to show the repeat blooming daylily a friend gave me a few years ago. A whole lot of blooms joined the 2 that were open the other day.
Speaking of blooms, Jean hosts Bloomin' Tuesday. Her link is in my sidebar. Go see what other people have blooming today.