Our flowers are in full bloom!
Here are some pictures of how our flowers are coming along this summer.
This is the round bed in the front yard shortly after I planted in the end of May:
And this picture was taken this morning. They have filled out quite a bit in 7 weeks. I added mulch about a month ago and it looks much better than the dirt looked.
And this one was taken this morning. In the last 7 weeks, I added mulch and also several new plants in this bed. I had no idea the green ones in the front would grow so tall. I grew them from seeds Tim's granny gave me and I have no idea what they are.
The red plants are Scarlet Begonias. I love to plant them every year, they remind me of my hippy days.
A different view of the front bed, taken this morning. This bed is so big I used stepping stones so I could water and weed the plants in the back. The stepping stones were the ones we dug out of the back yard.
And this one was taken this morning. I have my first baby marigold! This little flower just bloomed in the last 2 days:
These are my Peace Lilly's back in the spring. They had a rough start this year. I totally forgot the bulbs were in the round bed and I mowed over them earlier in the summer. I thought they were weeds.
My poor Lilly's had to start all over again, and by the time they grew a little taller, their blooming season was almost over.
I did get one single Peace Lilly flower. We had some bad rains and my poor lonely Lilly didn't survive very long. At this point, I just need to cut the plants all the way down and wait till next spring to see if I have better luck with them.
Here is the same Peace Lilly in full bloom a few years ago.
One last flower picture.......
I posted this picture last month, but I wanted to post it again because it's so awesome!
I found this little dragonfly buzzing around my flowers last month. I have never ever seen a dragonfly up close. I have also never seen a dragonfly that wasn't near a lake or a pond. There are no lakes or ponds near our house that I know of.
It was so odd that it was even in my front yard and it stayed there while I ran inside and grabbed my camera.
I have also noticed a lot of butterflys this summer. I'm happy to see so many this year.