Let's start by the mailbox! We finally have a new bloom on the Gerbera Daisies!
|Gerbera Daisy against the Kansas Sky|
In the Butterfly Garden, the Butterfly Bushes are doing great! Here's one of them:
The plants in there are all less than a year old; Mom is still filling in with rock chunks (thanks Dad! and happy Father's Day!) and new plants. Here is a look at part of the whole tier:
|Part of the Butterfly Garden|
In the foreground is one of the new plants - a hybrid Sombrero/Hot Coral Coneflower! It's the sort of chili-pepper colored one! See toward the back, the tall yellow one? That's another new one - a Daydream Coneflower! They should do well in there and help attract more butterflies!
Here is one of the PowWow Wild Berry Coneflowers:
|PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower|
Here is one of the Black Eyed Susans out back in the Wildflower Garden:
|Black Eyed Susan|
The ones Mom planted in the Fall didn't make it, so she bought more and re-planted. She REALLY wanted Black Eyed Susans in there!
Mom still can't get enough of the Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers.
|Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower|
Can you see the other Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers in the background? They're so multi-colored! Let's take a look!
|Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers; Yarrow in the background|
Here is a Daylily Mom started from seeds that our aunt sent her about 15 or more years ago:
|Aunt Janet Daylilies|
This is their best year yet!
Lastly, our Becky Daisies are starting to explode in blooms! Even though Mom trimmed them way back early on, they are HUGE - about 4 feet tall!
If you'd like to see more photos of our gardens, please click here to visit our FlickR album!
We hope you feel nice and serene now! Have a lovely Sunday - and stay cool and hydrated!