Hello all!! Today I thought I'd take you along on my morning walkabout to see what's blooming in my garden. We've had rain and warm weather so the plants are really coming alive.
We start with a dwarf bearded Iris "Truly" that is surrounded by Love in a Mist.
The Camellia is really showing off.
Here's a close up of one of the blooms.
Carolina Jessamine with Columbine in the front corner garden.
Purple Iris. Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. You see purple Iris growing wild along the roads.
Columbine. I just love Columbine and planted several new ones this year.
How beautiful is this!! Another dwarf bearded Iris "Pokemon". It's really putting on a show!
Wallflower. I love how these plants have different color flowers on each stem.
Summit Alyssum really brightens up this corner.
My new Pearlbush "Snow Day Surprise" is looking great!
One of the eleven pots in Morrow Park...Penta, Sweet Potato Vine and Marigolds. They were just planted one week ago, so they should really start taking off now.
I would like some help identifying this. It looks a lot like Summit Alyssum, but the leaves are different. This came up on it's own, and since it's so pretty, I let it stay!!
Cheddar Pinks and Dianthus.
I made this garden totem using two vases and two plates. I filled it with small gravel and keep it filled with water so the butterflies have a place to drink. I saw my first butterfly of the year yesterday!
Ajuga. This was given to me by a very nice lady I met when she attended the garden tour last year.
The garden gnomes have awakened from their winter slumber and have been helping in the garden. There is another family of gnomes living down the path.
Finally, this is the house that "my" Bluebirds chose as their home. It's in my favorite Oak tree. They are busy all over the garden catching insects and keeping me company.
Hope you enjoyed going on my walkabout with me.....I enjoyed having you come along!
Words and Photos Property of Christy's Cottage Wildlife Garden.