Everything is coming up so quickly these days. Flowers that I thought were going to bloom much later in the season are already open. My mum (yes, the same ones that you put out in autumn) is blooming, for crying out loud!
I'm really pleased with how full some of the flower beds are this year. There's still a lot of work to be done, but that's the joy of gardening - you can change whatever you want!
(Have to use my camera phone now - my digital camera is so old that it doesn' work with Vista. We're an all-Vista household, now.)
Hybrid Tea Rose "Secret" that we bought, in honor of Joe's mom, who loved roses. Planted in back by the fence. Smells absolutely divine!
Climbing roses and clematis. Both were planted when we moved in. The only maintenance we have to do is tying the rose bush back or it'll take over the whole walkway.
Center bed in the backyard where we grow the veggies. I'm trying to fill in the bare spots with more flowers.
The other side of the center bed, with irises, sedum, and evening primrose (I think! My neighbor called them buttercups; I think it's the same thing.)
Amsonia "Blue Ice" - a small little plant with pretty blue flowers.
Backyard - iris, beard tongue, spiderwort, yarrow "Paprika", Stoke's aster, and Oriental poppy.
Closer image of the Oriental poppy, spiderwort, and beard tongue.
Backyard - hollyhock. It's about a foot taller than when I took this picture last week. My neighbor's roses are also visible.
Backyard - peony
Front yard - Salvia (purple spikes), phlox (finished blooming for the year), Easter lily, mum, aster "Alma Potschke", Lamb's ears in the back.
Front yard - other side of the steps. Salvia, purple coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, phlox, allium (finished blooming for the year, but still neat-looking.
Front yard - Evening primrose (from Grandma's garden by way of my mom's garden), sedum, hosta, salvia, forsythia.