I've also worked hard over the years to create flower gardens that make me smile. I shared some of those spring blooms here and now, that they have passed, it's the early summer flowers' turn.
Day lilies along the back of the house.
The lilies along the border between the yard and woods will be about a week later.
Tiger lilies in the peony beds,
along with wild geranium
and two kinds of monarda or bees balm. This brilliant red
and this delicate lavender color.
I've tried to plan ahead and moved some of my plants like the hostas and lilies to holding beds at my mother-in-law's house but some I've just potted up and hope to keep healthy until the move. Here are some viburnums, (one actually bloomed!) a multicolored pepper and a miniature rose J gave me years ago. The little rose is in the butterfly garden outside my kitchen. I decided to try to repot it for the move and it actually divided. I didn't know I could divide it (and I'm not sure if it should have. ??) However, the new section has thrived in it's pot and even bloomed!
I also have some cone flowers ready to go to the new house.
I may take them over as soon as we have a nice rain. As I was leaving the home site this morning I saw some wild cone flowers in our new front yard along with some rudbeckia!
I took these shots as I was driving down the driveway! J planted these wildflowers last year as part of a soil conservation/prairie project. Won't this area be gorgeous in a few years?!
Thanks for stopping by to visit. I hope you have a happy week!