I have gotten most of my planting done, except for a couple agapanthus I decided to try in a pot. I am so enjoying the daylilies and other blooms. The deadheading has begun in earnest, too. I love it, because I get close and personal with the flowers.
The first daylily shown was here when we moved in, planted by my mother-in-law when she lived here. The next 2 I purchased with Wally from the mail order place, and I am very pleased with them, too. The 3 together have been there a number of years, with a few dug out to give away from time to time. The yellow one is a Stella d' Oro. The next to the last one, I purchased from someone selling plants from his yard. The last one was named after a woman, but I can't remember who. It was my first splurge on a plant, costing $22.00 about 8 years ago at a daylily farm.
I have purchased more bargains since my post on the garden in my car. This rose, Floribunda Iceberg, was on the $5.00 table at a different local nursery yesterday, so I decided to give it a try after talking to another customer, who said she doesn't use chemicals on her floribunda roses.
I am so tickled my nigella, love in a mist is coming up, planted by the plants from last year, and I was able to get a couple photos without the light reflecting off of them.
The White Swan Echinacea that are not white, and Paprika Yarrow are still looking great.
If amsonia wasn't my signature plant, liatris could be. I love collecting the different varieties of them. There are lavender and baby's breath in the photo, also.
I'm enjoying the different colors of sweet pea that came from the mix I planted seeds of.
I planted a small Black Knight butterfly bush, and it has a lovely bloom. I'll be sure to deadhead it when it starts to fade so it will focus on growing the plant. (That is ginger mint in the tub, which is also starting to bloom.)
Bell flowers and ornamental onions, with a daylily in the back:
The plants in this area are getting tall. I think this may be a Magnus coneflower.
I'm thinking this is the same kind of rudbeckia as the 2 in the back yard, that are also about to open their buds. I found a photo with a tag, but couldn't make it out, even with a magnifying glass. I looked on the internet, and I think they may be Ratibida pinnatas, pinnate prairie coneflowers.
Siam Queen Thai basil, which no longer has its flower, as I want to keep it alive for cooking:
A lot of the flowers I direct seeded are growing better than the ones I started inside. These zinnias are at my garden at the neighbors'. They are supposed to be a cactus flowered mix, but these first two to open don't look like I thought they would. They are pretty, though, and are currently in a vase in the neighbors' because I let my garden friend cut them for his mom.
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