It's the middle of June already! We've had so much rain, that it's been hard to get out and finish up the planting, but I have been able to get some things in the bare spots I'm finding. I'm also potting up more plants than I planned to, but fewer than in the past. I'm also putting pots in some of the bare spots.
I went out specifically to take photos for this post, and ended up taking over 300 photos. Don't worry, I didn't post them all. I did go back to last June's GBBD post to see how many photos I had, and it was around the same number as this.
We had a busy day today, and then had company. My daughter hogged my computer, and I was chomping at the bit to finish the post. I am not going to have time to say what each flower is, but if you want to know about something, go ahead and ask, and I'll let you know.
I started in the front yard.
The next group are from the curb areas.
The next photos are from the larger front yard bed.
This is the first of the pia hydrangea buds to open. I am pleased that it has more than one bud, which is what it had its first two seasons.
I've been saying I'm not going to grow cosmos anymore, as they have not been blooming until fall, and flop all over the place. I decided to try again, by planting some in a pot and not taking the buds off, like I normally do.
I looked this foxglove up, because I don't think it bloomed last year. It looks to be a biennial, digitalis ferruginea.
The clematis, 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' is just loaded with blooms. This is its third season.
The next photos are from the side yard.
This was supposed to be a blue hyssop, but it's not.
I haven't shown the area in front of the veggie garden much this year. I'm in the process of making it a mostly yellow and white blooming area, with different colors of foliage.
This clematis has been getting brown leaves in the summer. I need to thin it out a bit after it blooms to see if that helps.
The rue bloomed all summer last year. I hope it does again. Yellow loosestrife is planted to the right and back of the rue. The celandine poppy to the right, and in front of the loosestrife is doing well.
From pots in the driveway:
From the veggie garden:
It looks like the veggie garden has been taken over by borage, celantro, larkspur, and dill.
There are some hollyhocks back there, too.
Larkspurs are one of my favorites.
There are several clematis plants blooming in the back yard. These are on the east side of the deck.
The next ones are on the west side of the deck.
Several of the thymes are blooming, too.
This photo of a false sunflower in the side yard was taken from the back yard.
Well, I hope you are enjoying some blooms your way, and your spring is going well. Go to May Dreams Garden, Carol's blog for more GBBD posts and to Jean's for Bloomin' Tuesday to see what's blooming in different places.