How about we start out front! The Clematis by the mailbox is finally blooming!
Mom was playing with a new lens. Here's another:
|Hen and Chicks|
And one last shot with the Fish Eye lens:
|Dragon's Blood Sedum|
Down in the Butterfly Garden, the Hummingbird Mint is blooming like crazy!
And down near the Wildflower Garden, the newer Hummingbird Mint is starting to bloom!!!
|The other Hummingbird Mint|
Just down from that, Mom put in some huge sunflowers last Fall. They aren't blooming yet, but the plants look good:
If you look past the sunflowers, you can see the Wildflower Garden. Mom put a bunch of new stuff in there this week: Black Eyed Susans, Yarrow, Coreopsis, Blanket Flowers - and ordered more things, too! Some of the coneflowers she put in in the Fall are ready to burst! Here is one:
|Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers|
Here's an over-all look at the Wildflower Garden:
|The Wildflower Garden|
It will look much fuller when the plants mature!
If you stand in the Wildflower Garden, and look up the hill, you see the Friendship Garden:
|Looking up at the Friendship Garden|
All the tiny sedum cuttings Mom put in in the Fall are taking hold and are growing! She's very happy about that!
If you step up on that rock wall to your left and turn, you have a nice view down the first tier of the yard:
There are Blue Oat Grasses, lots of different sedum varieties, some spirea bushes, the Amur Maples -- and the long grass area is a great place to run, run, run!!!
Here's a look at the next tier down:
The grassy area down there is perfect for playing Siberian Rules Fetch! Anyway, in the shot, you can see the Magic Carpet Spirea, Feather Reed Grass, a Switch Grass, near the end - the Lavender! Here's a better look at those:
|Lavender, just starting to bloom!|
I wish you could smell it - it would make you feel so good!
Thanks for walking through the gardens with me! Have a lovely, serene Sunday.