Yellow Mums in all their glory

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I took this photo in September when the mums were in full bloom. Aren’t they lovely?

I used to not really like mums, not until I had a garden of my own anyway. They do make a nice fall flower as they add some color to the garden as most of the other plants begin to wind down (bloom wise) for the year.

Do you enjoy mums?





The prettiest Iris of all

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As far as I’m concerned this is one of the prettiest irises of all. Oh sure, I love my Dover blue German iris too … but nothing beats the Danfordia iris for it’s combination of delicate blooms and vibrant colors.

Do you have a favorite iris or flower?

Hyacinths in the garden

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A few days ago I posted a photo of a single hyacinth, if you read the post you might remember me discussing how my “purple” hyacinths seems to have different shades of color ranging from blue to deep purple in different lights … well this picture is a good example of that range of color.

Have you ever noticed the range of colors within a tiny hyacinth bloom?

Strawberry Candy Daylily

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With a name like Strawberry Candy you know even before seeing this scrumptious daylily that it’s going to be delightful.

I grow this lovely daylily in my planted boulevard in front of my house. It grows along side Siberian Irises, malva, pink cactus dahlias, sunflowers, marigolds and other plants that bloom at various times throughout the growing season.

OOne of the best things about this gorgeous daylily is that it’s a rebloomer. Just cut down the flower stalks once blooms are finished and within a short period of time you’ll have new blooms. You can get this daylily to bloom at least three times a season with the minimal attention that I mentioned above.