spring garden

The weather yesterday and today has been beautiful. Mild temperatures and a nice breeze. A couple of near perfect days.

front porch

The hydrangeas continue to look beautiful.


This smaller plant is a few years old. It grew from one of our older plants and we moved it around the corner. This year, it has quite a few blooms on it. You can bend a hydrangea stem to the ground, put a brick on it, and have a new plant at the end of the summer. Where it’s in contact with the ground, it will grow roots. In the fall, cut it from the mother plant and move it to another spot in the yard. We’re going to do this to make some new plants this year. Can’t have too many hydrangeas!

small hydrangea

The daylilies are beginning to bloom. This is ‘Black Eyed Stella.’

Hemerocallis 'Black Eyed Stella'

Monday gave us ten FFOs (first flower out). Here are a few of the current blossoms.


Hemerocallis 'Thumbprint'

‘Two Part Harmony’

Hemerocallis 'Two Part Harmony'


Hemerocallis 'Cosmopolitan'

Russian Sage is a great plant for the daylily beds. It adds texture, long bloom time, and an airy look that always draws attention.

Russian sage

The Asiatic lilies are beginning to bloom.


Pretty coreopsis with evening primrose in the background.


As the light fades, it’s nice to take a break and rest a bit in the swing. A gardener’s work is never done, but tomorrow is another day.

back yard swing

I hope you have a garden to enjoy. ┬áIf not, you will find some to visit at Jean’s Bloomin’ Tuesday.



  1. Posted May 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful! Lilies and hydrangea, it doesn’t get any better than that! Jean

  2. Lavender Cottage
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Your hydrangeas really are pretty and you have some really nice daylily selections.

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