Dark grey light this morning as we may be getting more rain. We are finally in a wet weather pattern after being too dry for the last few weeks. The lilac clematis is in bloom on the arbor it shares with the honeysuckle vine which is getting close to bloom.
Baptisia and a peek of white allium in the border. The tiny white blooms are an unknown plant that sprinkles the border each season. We like it and it is not invasive. This border does well considering it competes for water and light with the maples.
Andy uses the low bird bath as his favorite outdoor water source. He ignores his bowl. I gave him a home haircut with the clippers. Will improve my technique hopefully the next time! A little bit choppy, he is not getting compliments any more! But he ran around like a happy crazy dog after the haircut, he always reacts that way to a lighter coat.
Dark morning so far.
Lots of blooms still on the dogwoods.
Everything is filling out, obviously we like the full look! Lots of plant variety.
Lilac ornamental tree next to the front porch.
Hawthorn trees in bloom, pretty but stink the day the blooms open, really disgusting smell! We planted them for their fall berries twelve years ago not knowing about the smell. Took these on a sunny morning a few days ago.
Back to today.
We just planted five Snowball Viburnums in place of a group of Red Twigged dogwoods that were fine but not exciting and did not create enough shade to dominate thistles that come up in this sunny front bed. They will be gorgeous and big one day. Daylilies, pachysandra, ivy and limelight hydrangeas (further up the hill) are its companions.
Eden's Perfume peonies are the most fragrant peony ever! These are placed next to the side yard basement
patio. They are scenting the inside of the house beautifully with several bouquets. They also have a very long bloom time.
I took this a few days ago before the peonies opened. We added a Japanese maple to the basement patio bed at the base of the hill.
Our little froggies ( Green Frogs) are adorable. Took these the other day when we had sun.
The two clumps of yellow flag iris in the pond are up and lovely!
Tell me, what's blooming in your garden or neighborhood?
Thanks for visiting!