The first of these lilies....Many more on the way.
The Echinacea is just outside our door.
We have watched it open...ever so slowly but
with interesting stages to observe.
What I traditionally think of as Easter Lilies
are at their best. They smell so amazing!!!
These were a part of a large group of plants purchased
after Easter a few years ago.
A florist had donated their Easter leftovers to a group
to use as a fundraiser. It was a wonderful purchase.
They have spread in an area that is very hard to work
in because of tree roots. I am pleased.
The little mallow flowers have spread throughout the
perennial flower bed. While in other years they used to be very
tall and overpowering they have come in shorter
and more intermixed with everything else this year.
I like it.
This year I planted NO annuals in this bed.
I am letting the perennials do their thing and plan
to get Shasta Daisies to fill in any empty spots
for next year.
Then that garden will be complete.
I don't think we will mulch it anymore either.
Once the daisies fill in it will pretty
much keep the weeds down on its
own...with just a little help from us.
The black eyed susans are ready to
open. They have their little yellow petals all
curled up and each day get a bit more ready to
burst. It's going to happen and then
this garden will be at its absolute best.
For those who expressed an interest
in my new camera...
it is a Canon Powershot SX130 IS.
I love it!
The size is perfect to go everywhere with me.
The color is true.
I am still learning about it but
I do very much recommend this as an
option if you aren't ready to go to the SLR.
Have a wonderful day!
Mom and I are off to do some thrifting.