I set out telling myself to just post the Surprise Lily for Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday, but seeing there were still some other nice blooms, I checked, and saw it had been a month since I'd done an update on the front yard bed. Then, I saw I had gotten sidetracked the other day, and not gone all the way around, so a few photos are from Saturday, and the sunniest ones are from a few minutes ago.
You can see in this photo, part of the round bed where I used to have mostly orange and red flowers. Some of these were already there.
This part of the bed has been blooming for a number of weeks. What troopers!
The butterfly bush behind Heidi is finally starting to bloom, later than it did last year.
The surprise lilies have nice sized blooms.
The delphiniums are on the left. The cleomes are blooming at different heights. I forgot they do that.
Love lies bleeding is up and over the leaf burning cage.
The kiss me over the garden gate plants are getting taller.
Here's a view I always include in my front garden posts. Our grandson is such a sweetie! We'll go somewhere where there are flowers, and he'll say, "Flower garden!"
The little delphinium is filling out.
Here are the surprise lilies from the other side. I'm loving the pink lisianthus. The petite monarda is cut back and looking OK.
I think this foxglove had been blooming the longest of most flowers this season.
When I went back out to get more photos, I was tickled to see the reblooming iris has a new flower stalk.
I've been pulling out Octopus bellflowers to prevent them from spreading too far.
I divided the mums so they wouldn't overpower the September charm anemone like they almost did last year, and now, the anemone is larger than the mum.
I guess it doesn't know it's not September yet.
The area I put the fake flowers in has filled in better.
I thought the clematis was finished for the season, but it has some new blooms.
We've made it around the bed. I'm sorry I didn't remember some of the names of the plants. I would have looked them up from different posts, but I need to get some other things done around here. I did put a link to other front yard posts in the first paragraph.
Well, I'm planning on using more self control and posting fewer photos for awhile. In a couple weeks, I have an appointment with a dentist who specializes in TMJD, and is a professor at our university. I didn't realize there was a professor's clinic, but I'm glad, because it looks like it won't be as expensive as the place my dentist referred me to. I also have a book to read to help me function better in my body. It talks about replacing our bad habits with good ones, and one of those has to do with posture.
I hope you are having a good start to the week.