Saturday, July 5, 2014

Welcome To My Garden

When I pulled into the driveway today I noticed that the planting beds by the front door were really colorful.  They inspired me to grab my camera to document all the flowering plants in the yard.  Here are a few of the highlights:

I purchased a six-pack of alyssum plants from the garden center six or seven years ago. Since that time they've self-seeded and come back every year.

Balloon flower blooms only last for one day, but there are a lot of them and the display goes on for weeks.

This may be a plain orange "ditch lily", but when you look at the flowers up close there's nothing plain about them.

The phlox has just started to's stunning this year!

Five years ago today: The Intersection of Art and Nature


  1. thanks for the tour, my alyssums reseed year after year too although I haven't seen them this year!

    1. I wonder if they eventually run out of steam?

  2. I love the purple flowers!

    Last weekend I went on the annual garden tour. It was a big reminder that I really need to take better care of my own yard. lol

    1. Having a beautiful garden is a full-time I don't really take seriously.