here and there, in the garden

Last evening, I took a few pictures as we documented “first flower out” on the daylilies. If you don’t know what that means…we keep a record of when the first flower appears on each daylily every year. That shows us this year, for instance, that the daylilies are blooming 5 to 7 days earlier than last year. Interesting to us, if not to anyone else! ;-D Anyhoo, here are a few pics from the yard.

front yard

I like the way the centers of the purple cone flowers pick up the color of the ‘Baja’ daylily blossoms.

'Baja' and purple cone flowers

We have clumps of daylilies that haven’t bloomed yet.

evening light

Can’t get enough of the garden when it’s daylily season.


There are other things to see in the yard besides the daylilies, though. Queen of the Prairie is blooming by the garage.

Queen of the Prairie

And hostas are blossoming.

UNK hosta

Don’t the hydrangeas look great?

front steps

The butterfly bushes are attracting butterflies and all kinds of other insects.

butterfly bush

A gaggle of gooseneck loosestrife…they are wonderful in bouquets, lasting weeks.

gooseneck loosestrife

We had a little rain shower this afternoon. I took these pictures from under the carport.

rain shower

behind the house

view from under the carport

Come by. We’ll sit in the swing and watch the butterflies flutter by. Iced tea or lemonade?

swing under the "big oak"

Enjoy others outdoor activities at Outdoor Wednesday. Check it out!

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~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. Posted June 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    your garden is BEATIFUL, love it, thanks for sharing.

  2. Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    What an amazing garden!! I’d like to come over and have a glass of lemonade. 🙂

  3. Posted June 25, 2009 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    What a lovely garden… so tranquil! You should be very proud.

  4. Posted June 26, 2009 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful place! Makes you want to just sit and take it all in. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. Posted June 26, 2009 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Oh, my, your flowers are stunning! Some think of hosta flowers as unimportant, but I really do like them. You inspire me to keep a record of my first year here and planting. Maybe. 🙂

  6. Posted June 26, 2009 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Lemonade PLEASE!

    I wanna come and linger in your yard for a few hours or so!

  7. Posted July 1, 2009 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Your garden is beautiful. The day lilies and all the other flowers look so pretty….Christine

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