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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Garden Walk.........

While I was mowing the grass yesterday I noticed the lilies are blooming.  They face the street so I can't see them from the house.

The butterfly weed is blooming.  It is about 4' tall.  I have seen a couple Monarch butterflies going between this and the milk weed.  There is a bee on the side of the flower here.
The volunteer balloon flowers are growing right in the middle of the coral bells.
The hydrangea is planted right in front of the gas meter.  Actually it was here first and they put the meter on the outside of my house 2 years ago and amazingly didn't kill the bush.
Does anyone know what the white long tapered flower is?  It is an aggressive plant that sends roots across underground.  I have completely dug it out twice, or at least I thought I did.
This purple flower is in one of my pots.  I think it is a Cape Daisy.  It is such a vivid purple.  My tiger lilies have a couple weeks to go before they will bloom.

12 comments:

Jody said...

your flowers look fresh and wonderful! I have one of those white hydrangeas too, and whenever it pours the whole thing collapses under the weight of wet flowerheads! This seems to be a banner year for milkweed - I have one that I left in for the monarchs and it's already six feet tall!

hetty said...

Your plants look lovely. That white tapered flower looks like Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) to me. I bought some many years ago from our local horticultural society and have been digging it out ever since, but it keeps coming back.

Tina said...

A friend gave me some gooseneck loosestrife a few years ago with the warning that they would take over. They are great in cut bouquets. I'm more of a collector than a gardener, so it doesn't bother me.

Needled Mom said...

What a lovely walk about the garden this morning!!

Impera_Magna said...

What lovely flowers to walk among... summer is beautiful in your yard!

LynCC said...

I'm in love with those Cape Daisies :D

Char said...

Love the flowers. That Cape Daisy is beautiful!

Jean said...

Love your flower pictures. Your yard must be gorgeous!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Your garden is looking great! Amazing color on the Cape Daisy (goes with the fabric in yesterday's post, in case anyone didn't thing that was a real flower color!).

Love that shot of a bee on the butterfly plant.

Vicky F

Pat said...

Your garden is looking good. I love the color of the daisy. Our rains have sure helped our flowers but where is it now that the flowers need watering? Tomorrow I will have to water the Zinnias. Enjoy the 4th!!!

Chris said...

Thanks for a tour of your garden. Since I Live in Southern California, we haven't got the variety of flowers that you all have. I am so envious.

michele babcock said...

Yep -- gooseneck loosestrife> One of those plants that seems like a good idea at first...