Flower Garden Update in Photos

This time of year, all those hours of weeding and planting and digging in the dirt are finally paying off.  After completely abandoning the idea of grass in our front yard, Goose man-handled countless pounds of rocks and soil and built me a beautiful tiered front yard garden.  The plants and flowers that were transplanted and split and re-arranged have taken hold and taken off.  I thought I would share with you what some of them look like.

Upclose shot of a blue delphinium

My Blue Delphinium.  I have not touched the colours in this photo at all – it truly looks just like this.  So very striking.

Purple fading blue delphinium

This blue delphinium is fading to this very pretty purple colour.  I am not quite sure why.  This plant isn’t doing well overall and I haven’t quite figured out why.

Upclose sunflower

A number of these wild sunflowers have popped up in random places and we have decided to leave them for this year.  If you look closely in this picture, at about 11 o’clock, there is a bee working away.

Green Jewel Coneflower

This is a Green Jewel Coneflower, just before it is fully open.  These, too are very striking.  I love the variety of coneflowers available now, as well as their extreme durability and drought tolerance.

Green Jewel Coneflower fully open

Here it is fully open.  They last pretty well as cut flowers, too, meaning I can enjoy their beauty indoors as well as out.

Citrus splash roseThis is a Citrus Splash rose.  E3 loves all things orange – this is by far his favourite flower.

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