Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New blooms

 Summer is flying by, but there's still plenty going on in the gardens...
The new purple Speedwell (also known as Veronica) has bloomed. I'd never heard of Speedwell before I'd picked the pink one up on clearance last year, but now it's one of my favourite plants. It blooms really well and the bees love it.
The new Cherry Brandy Susans are opening up... they are a touch bug-eaten, but I still love the colour.
This day lily is 'Frans Hals', one of the day lilies I picked up on clearance at Home Depot this year. Have I told you how much I love day lilies?
The forget-me-nots in the Faerie Garden pot have bloomed. They always make me think of my grandparents' old cottage.
The Iceland poppies I started from see this year are a mix of colours, and this lovely littel yellow one just popped. They are smaller than an Oriental poppy, and I'm really hoping they are hardier. I haven't had much luck with poppies so far - but I'll keep trying until I do.
 The pink stargazer lilies are the last to bloom. I think they may be my favourite of all the lilies, though I'm hoping to add a few more varieties next year.
 The purple Latris has bloomed - it's so funky and cool.
And the Triteleia bulbs from the dollar store are in full bloom. They are so dainty an pretty!
And the Black-Eyed Susans... I love them because they will bloom right to the frost.  Thankfully, that's still several months away, because there's still lots more to bloom... stay tuned!

9 comments:

D. Kissinger said...

The Cherry Brandy Susans are my favorite of this grouping of photos. What an amazing color.
You should totally dye up some yarn like that.

Araignee said...

Black eyed Susans are the only thing I can get to bloom here in the shade. I am amazed by your varieties. I learn something new every time you do a garden post.

Vera said...

Wow! You do have quite a varied assortment of flowers and they are all so beautiful - I particularly like the Iceland Poppy (have never seen that before) and the Cherry Brandy is a fabulous color!

Delighted Hands said...

All incredibly beautiful but the liles take my breath away!

chrisknits said...

All are lovely, but that Last Lily is gorgeous! You have such a green thumb, I am in awe.

kathy b said...

Oh my goodness I love these posts Val!! My flowers are all kind of water shocked with our 6 inches of rain. Im going to make myself stop at the garden shop and show them the pictures of my ill clematis. They said to bring in photos and theyll try to assist me. Everything BUT the zinnia look shocked. Oh and the volunteer sunflower is amazing .

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Oh my....so pretty! That pink Stargazer Lily is just beautiful! Love that funky purple Latris too.

Eastside Cats said...

Wonder why they named that lily 'Frans Hals'?

Patty Andrews said...

Your flowers are so beautiful! I, also, have the star gazer Lily. My fav too! Does your Lily spell wonderful? Mine is planted by the back door and every time I go outside the scent from that Lily blows me away. I learn so much from you on gardening.