This time of year is my favorite! It’s not too hot yet, the grass is lush and green and everything is in growth mode. Some of my favorite shrubs and flowers have already bloomed but there is plenty more in store!
My goal is to eventually have enough perennials so that I can have a yard that blooms continuously! Here are a few things that are blooming now in my yard. These yellow beauties are Asiatic Lilies. My sister mailed the bulbs to me several years ago. I planted them in a large clay pot to keep the rabbits from eating them. As a result they have not multiplied all that much. But, they are beautiful when they bloom! They just started blooming this week so I hope they last for a while.
I love these pretty shrub roses. I cut them back earlier this year. They started blooming a few weeks ago so I missed the beginning of the blooms but they still look great! I’m going to cut some and bring them inside. When the blooms are spent, I’ll cut them back again and fertilize them and they may reward me with a second round of blooms. Pink is my favorite color, so naturally I love these!
These are the last of my peonies. These never bloom long enough for me! As soon as they bloom I cut them and bring them inside. Again, I love the pink!
I just bought some coreopsis to plant. I’ve never tried these but I love the delicate yellow flowers and stalks. I think yellow and pink make a pretty combo. Plus any perennial is a good investment!
This Mandevilla is the centerpiece of my big urn out back. It blooms from spring until fall making it the perfect focal point.
These are some of the pink petunias and sweet potato vine in the big urn. I love petunias although they do need deadheading, but well worth the effort. I like the contrast of the light green of the sweet potato vine against the pink flowers and darker green leaves.
Here is the big urn in the rain the other day. All of the flowers are filling in nicely!
These are my day lilies out back in front of the Veranda. Thankfully the deer don’t bother these. They have however eaten every single bud on the ones out front. I sprayed them with Deer Scram, but it must have washed off. Or, maybe they’ve developed a taste for it. At any rate, these Stella d’ora lilies bloom continuously with a little tlc and fertilizing every few weeks.
Here is a glimpse of my raised vegetable garden. I planted some petunias I had leftover from the big urn. They add a nice pop of color to the veggies. This is on the side of my house so I wanted it to look pretty for my sweet neighbors. 🙂
Happy Sunday! God bless you!