Thursday, June 28, 2012

Come...A Tour of My Flower Beds

I've been watching the Echinacea unfurl a bit more each and every day.
I have these coneflowers in a couple of spots and both are 
doing so well.  
Spreading nicely too.

I nearly pulled out the shasta daisies in late Spring.  They were looking
a bit too much like weeds.
Thankfully the roots were very firmly planted and so I was 
going to have to use a shovel to get rid of them and never
got around to it.

That was close.
Now if I can just find a way to keep the 
beetles away from them.

Kind of like that year Warren decided that the black eyed susans 
must be weeds and pulled out all he could see.
Thankfully those are very persistent and came roaring 
back the following year.

We are learning about perennials.
I happen to love them.

They are very faithful and usually come back 
every year with "children" making the 
spaces get filled in.

Our Bee Balm is also having a wonderful year.
A bit early because of the heat but stunning.

The hydrangeas are delightful.
We have one that is pink 

( The lilies and the hydrangea are so pretty together)

and which started as a potted
plant five years ago....
The other is blue (thanks to Michael's tinkering)
and doing well also.

I love the Russian Sage

Most of the roses are taking a break but this brave bud
has opened.....

And just a couple of little purple buds whose names
I forget.... but they bring color to the gardenscape 
even if I can't remember what they are called.

I hope you enjoyed our little tour of the flower beds.
They need lots of TLC but in spite of that they are putting on a show.
Good flowers!


Carol said...

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful flowers!


Vickie said...

Beautiful, Becky! It took me awhile to get my coneflowers in the right place to bloom, but they are blooming! Just a few, but I hope now that they like where they are that they will take off! I have been changing my beds gradually over to all perennials, too. So much less care and so much less cost!

*~Niki~* said...

Beautiful Becky x

Lorrie Esposito said...

I love all of your flowers Becky! Many of those are my faves. I have never had success with the coneflower not matter how many times I try. Just beautiful. I am a big fan of perennials too.

Tanza said...

Sooo beautiful sweet Becky !! I know the Lord smiles down upon us, as we appreciate all in it's glory !! You make me happy sweet one !! Have a happy, blessed day :)
Hugs ~Tanza~ xo

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Sue Runyon said...

Love this. I enjoyed the virtual tour. Beautiful!

MYSAVIOR said...

Becky - you have my dream garden.


Vee said...

Yes, I am more and more a fan of perennials. Now how is it that I have no echinacea/cone flower (?) ?

Must look into that...

Theresa said...

I love your flowers! My husband has learned to NOT pull stuff up, it is probably going to bloom:) Have a blessed day dear friend! Thanks for the TOUR! HUGS!