I took some pictures to show how the front border is looking. It's by far the biggest of all the beds although I guess most of my backyard is also a flower bed as well.
This is my favorite view of our house, I used to have a similar picture for the blog header. The Japanese Maple on the right is not looking very happy right now. I'm wondering if it could be all the rain we've had and how wet the ground is still. I have a few other plants looking a little on the yellow side now as well.
Looking down the front of the garden quite a bit is blooming with lots more on it's way. To the right of this area is a Weeping Cherry tree and a huge pink Carpet rose.
Further down the bed Veronica 'Lilac Fantasy' is blooming with Lupine, Peonies, Oriental Poppies and Hydrangeas.
At the end of the bed Foxgloves, Red Valerian, Geum, Baptisia, Lamb's Ear and the Foxgloves that I swear are closing in on 7 feet tall. The very tall plant to the right is Monarda 'Jacob Cline' that will reach far over 5 feet tall. Coreopsis and Sedum will be blooming later in the Summer. I've planted Cosmos and Bachelor Buttons here, but no signs of any sprouts so far.
Back to the other end of the bed, this is along the inside walkway to our front door. Roses, Spirea, Lavender, Knautia, Persian Cornflower and Campanula bloom. Coming soon are Poppies, Lilies, Phlox and Nicotiana. Most of what I've planted here a fragrant flowers.
A bit further down Hydranea 'Preziosa' and 'Endless Summer' are blooming. The Daylilies need to be cut back.
Poppies and Monarda will bloom here soon. I'm still trying to decide what to do with the open space in front.
One of the Poppies 'Imperial Pink' has started to bloom. I will be saving seeds from these and happy to share. They were very easy to germinate and there are tons getting ready to bloom.
The Butterfly garden area has Coneflowers, Liatris and Monarda close to blooming. The Butterfly Bush will still be another couple of weeks away.
Rose 'Julia Child' blooms along the edge of the Butterfly garden.
I hope you were able to get out and enjoy your garden this weekend. Nothing more therapeutic than letting your mind wander while you garden. For some strange reason I had the theme of the Phantom of the Opera going through my brain as I weeded.