Heidi and I decided to showcase the flowers on the east side of the house for Tootsie's Flaunt Your Flowers Friday. The first photo shows the corner of the bed I posted on for Bloomin' Tuesday. That's a butterfly bush between the 2 beds.
This is the 4th or 5th summer for the red dianthus that survives winters in the egress window well. The 3 or 4 small bridal veil plants I put in the wicker type basket are filling in nicely. One of Larry's snail vines is in the white pot.
The comfrey is still blooming. I tied up the quaking grass so it doesn't sprawl over the purple milkweed I planted near the meter. The black and blue salvia is blooming.
I have 4 spiderwort clumps. I don't remember if I planted the fourth, or if it is an offspring of 2 I already had.
The small one in the lower right corner is the one I don't remember planting.
This is a close up from the large clump.
This is from the smaller clump. It's a lighter color than the larger clump.
Continuing north, there are lots of buds and blooms.
I didn't get the close up of the penstemon put in this post. It sure is a beauty. I'll see about posting it next time. It's the lavender color in the middle of this photo.
This is an amsonia that spreads. I like the blooms, so will let some grow.
There are a few blooms left on the amsonia hubrichtii.
So, if we turn back to face south, this is what we see.
I can't remember the name of this spreader. I'll think of it later, or you can tell me. (Thanks to those who told me it's an evening primrose.)
Now, we're facing north again.
This amsonia is still looking good.
This false sunflower gets taller than the others I have. There are just a few blooms open so far. There are some buds from the baptisia, which will turn a dark color.
The plant just in front of the ladder, in front of the hollyhock is leadplant. I thought it may not survive the rabbits eating it to the stems, but it's coming out of it fine. There is another milkweed in front of the chicken. The yellow blooms of the rue are looking great, and with some deadheading, will probably bloom all summer like they have in the past. I think it's swallowtail caterpillars that I'm growing them for. I haven't seen any caterpillars on them yet, but have only looked once.
The name of the salvia is on a post from last year. Underneath it, is one of the hellebores I planted last year. I don't think it minds, as it likes to be in the shade. The pink 'Spooky' dianthus sure is full of blooms. I have several that survived outdoors in tubs.
We're looking south now. You can't tell from the photo, but there is a shade loving plant underneath the salvia.
It's one of the spots I found for a hellebore. I see I have some more volunteer hollyhocks, and something is eating them and some of the salvia and hellebore leaves. I wonder if some of it is hail damage. We did have hail a few days ago.
The hollyhock should do a nice job hiding the garbage can.
Several people have said they don't see any weeds in my beds. There are always some, but they are small, because I get to them before they get big. It's different in the veggie gardens. Scroll down to see my previous post if you want to see my weeds. Have a great weekend!