Thursday, June 24, 2010


I am going back to the curb beds for Tootsie's Flaunt Your Flowers/Fertilizer Friday.  I put some Coop Poop down in April, and since I found some more in the garage, may go ahead and put it around this weekend.  The plants in this area were all put in last July or August.

These, what I believe are Mary Reed Daylilies have been blooming steadily for a few days.  The flowers are smaller than others, but they sure are adding color to the bed.

The Canadian Border Patrol has one or two blooms a day.  It will be fun to see how these daylilies do their second season to bloom next year.

This "Fooled Me" has been blooming for a couple days now.

The Prairie Splendor coneflowers are looking good.  They don't get as tall as other kinds.

I couldn't find the name of this pink blooming betony.  There is a 'Pink Cotton Candy' but this looks a bit different.  The leaves are smaller and the flowers shorter than the other wood betony I have, which has purple blooms.  There's a sedum trying to blom to the left, too.

Here's the path between the new bed to the left, and the one to the right that's been there several years.

I moved the 'Fireworks' goldenrod from the back, and the plants I put in there are not fully grown, so I have a gap in the area.  I planted a few annuals that should grow and fill up some of the space soon.  I cut back the Jupiter's beard after the first flush of blooms faded.  It is blooming again.  I cut the lavender back yesterday to deadhead it.

I don't remember the name of the red yarrow, but I've picked some to dry.

The Stoke's asters are blooming.  The winter savory on the right is starting to bloom.  I cut some to dry before it started to bloom.  I don't dry a lot, because I don't cook with it that often.  I will cut it back after the flowers fade, and it will regrow.

The knautia, baby's breath are full of blooms.  That's the purple blooming wood betony with larger leaves than the pink kind.

I like sea holly.  I've had several kinds.

Here's the view across the sidewalk.  That lovely blue paint put there when they marked the water lines is still there (in the lower right corner.)  The knautia on this side doesn't have as many blooms. 

I moved this daylily from somewhere else in the yard when I was doing some dividing.  I moved several early enough that they are getting ready to bloom.

I don't remember what kind of rudbeckia this is, but I found a tag that said 'Tiger Eye'.  I couldn't tell if that's what this is from an online search.  It was sold as an annual, as were some others I got that also survived the winter and are doing quite well.  I planted it right next to where a bulb was, so it started growing up through the fading foliage this year.  They were a bit crowded for a short time, but I'm glad I was patient, because it's looking fine now.

Stoke's asters used to be one of my favorite flowers.  They still would be if they had a little longer bloom time.  Lantana is one of my favorite annuals, both for their looks, and for attracting butterflies and bees.

The white blooms are on a perennial limonium, statice of some kind.  I like to dry some and leave the rest on the plant.  Next to it is a germander.

Like the winter savory, I'll clip this back after it blooms.  Here's a link to a post on a blog I'm not sure if I've visited before, "Rock Rose".  I found it when checking to make sure I had the right name and spelling for this herb.  The post is from June of 2009.  I'm going to leave a comment.  If you check it out, it would be fun for Lancashire Rose to see you were there.  She said you can stick a stem in the ground in the shade, and it will root and grow.

The perennial geraniums are still blooming, but slowing down.  The sedum between the 2 geraniums is a stem I stuck in the ground a few weeks ago.  I also put one in another near by spot.  They seem to be doing fine.

Here's a close up of the above butterfly milkweed getting ready to bloom.

Last of all for today, are the lovely daylilies around the curve of the curb.

I have been enjoying going out each morning, taking off the finished daylily blooms from the day before, and seeing what new ones are blooming.  (I took pictures first this morning, though.) I hope you are having quality gardening time, and are having time to visit gardens through blogging, and maybe even getting some housework done.  I've been doing all 3, but the rain has kept me from spending as much time outside as I'd like.  I have so much clutter, that this really needs to be the summer I get more organized.  We donated several boxes of things we don't use that I was finally able to let go of.  I'm feeling hopeful.


  1. I didn't know yarrow could be red. I've only ever seen them yellow! I love the day lilies, such a pretty color!

  2. This is the first time that I see 'Fooled Me' and I love it!

  3. Hi Su,

    Lovely photos, you sure have a lot of daylilies!

  4. daylily colors are phenomenal- you arre the only valid babies breath grower I know- Everything drying up here. no rain saly many blooms

  5. You certainly have some beautiful flowers and your neighbors must love to walk by and enjoy your blooming garden. I love the rudbeckia and the day lilies. Have never heard of that pink betony. The one we have here is red. No, I don't think your heat is as intense as ours-baby's breath would never grow here. So delicate. Thanks for showing us your summer garden.

  6. Everything looks happy and full of color-enjoy!

  7. So pretty. What a pleasant surprise for the casual passer-by to be greeted by these sidewalk beauties.

  8. I was going to plant hardy daylilies here and there around the property, but the rabbits like them too much. sighhhh!

  9. Your flowerbeds just keep getting prettier each time I visit. The daylilies are so lovely and red yarrow is gorgeous.Love it.

  10. I think the bright, glossy red of the fire hydrant adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the beds, too. :)

  11. Fantastic gardens. You've got lots of good stuff in them.

  12. WOW!! you have a lot going on. Love the color of the lily. and the pink thing you're wondering about.... could it be beebalm?? Mine kind of looks like that.

  13. when I planted the Rudbeckia seeds that were this color...they were called chocolate orange...they are sure pretty! I also am in love with your daylilies!!!! thanks for flaunting dear girl...I always love seeing what you share!

  14. Hi, Sue,

    Your daylilies are stunning, especially the Mary Reed. We have milkweed this year but its not blooming yet. I wish we had some rain.

    Pam x

    PS Although we are using a similar template, yours looks so different the way you have personalized it. Lovely.

  15. I agree with Pam that your new template is lovely. It suits your gardening theme perfectly.

    And I just love that red yarrow! I have yellow and have never seen red. Am going to hunt some up, though!

    Pretty, pretty gardens. It motivates me to get out there, too, so thanks!

  16. Hi

    I like the pictures you posted in you blog. Your garden shows that you are very diligent and caring with your plants. Nice to use as plant gifts. I recently found a site that promotes gift plants ( I believe you can order plants on their as gift.

    Thanks for the post I will keep following your blog.


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