Thursday, June 6, 2013

Blooming by the House

The garden along the driveway side of the house is in full bloom.
In this garden, all I do is deadhead and clear out the excess Chinese lantern plants.  So low maintenance!
Later in the season, blooms will include 4 o'clocks, butterfly bush, great big hibiscus blooms, hydrangea, spiderwort, naked ladies, and old fashioned autumn blooming clematis which smells heavenly!

Allium,


Iris,


a spreading geranium (very invasive!).  There are even a couple of spiderwort blooms here and there.


And the poppies have bloomed in a riot of orange!


Wonderful.

How's your garden growing?

Carol

10 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! I love the poppies:@)

Linda O'Connell said...

What a glorious gift. When I take my preschool students on walks in spring we look for flowers and stop and say, "Thank you God for my eyes, so I can see your flowers."

Sue said...

Lovely flower garden, a great variety, and I like the fact of low maintenance.. Enjoy your day.
Sue

Vee said...

I was just thinking yesterday that I'd love to have a garden along the west side of the house. Sadly, no sun so it would have to be a lot of ferns and not the lovely plants you have. Creeping geranium, eh? I could use something like that.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Not much of a garden or flower bed this year...too many seeds going into business! I am going to enjoy yours...please keep posting, these are just wonderful. Your flowers and your garden.

Cindy said...

Your flowers are beautiful and you've got some really nice ones to show. What is the tall ones that look like onions with the big purple flower?
Enjoy your day!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These are beautiful, Carol. Love them. Such a gorgeous garden.

Mine is a little limp. We have had rain, rain, rain. So I hope it will survive that and the summer heat.

XO,

Sheila

Sarah@Like sunshine in the home said...

Beautiful, love the alium especially, beautiful. The picture of the spreading geranium -is that not buttercup? Creeping buttercup.
I'm really enjoying our garden this year. I love my pansies :) x

Barbara Neubeck said...

..Hello Carol...
Your garden is lovely..... I like all the flowers, especially the poppies.Low maintenance is good ....more time to enjoy the garden.
Hugs
Barb xx

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Carol-
Your garden looks so gorgeous!
I recognize some of these plants...I'm terrible with flower names. So glad to see you labeled them for the gardening challenged! :)

My four o'clocks have started blooming and they are so pretty. The humming birds love them too!
I must say... with day light savings time, they do NOT bloom at 4 o'clock. ;)

have a wonderful weekend.
Pat