After a very busy weekend of soccer it was a welcoming sight to see the flowers in the garden. I didn't spend anytime in it at all, except to do some much needed watering on Saturday. It sprinkled a little, but not enough to do anything for the plants. Buds are popping open left and right and so many of my favorites are blooming now.
Monarda 'Coral Reef' the only monarda beside 'Jacob Cline' without mildew.
Echinacea 'Green Envy' which I am anxiously awaiting seeing in full bloom.
Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies' by the pond is at least three feet tall.
Hollyhocks in the backyard starting to bloom.
Trumpet Lily 'Triumphator' is the first lily to open. It's supposed to have 6 petals, and this one seems to be a little off in the spacing for some reason.
Clematis viticella 'Little Nell' has these sweet little flowers. It gets about 9 feet tall and blooms July - September. I think it looks really pretty against the blue of our house.
The first of my "lazy gardener" dahlias to bloom. It's what I would call burgundy in person.
Dahlia 'Lucky Number' is lucky because I didn't dig it up last year. The bee was napping, I gave it a gentle nudge and it moved around a bit.
Look at all the Echinacea 'Magnus' ready to bloom. I think these are my favorites still, I love how they look at this stage.
Another gray day without rain is predicted for today, and then the sun will return. The flowers blooming in the garden now are pretty drought tolerant so I won't need to water as much. Just my newly planted shrubs and flowers will get extra water.