This Japanese Wisteria is 18 years old and never fails to provide several weeks of beautiful bloom on the face of our deck over looking the yard. The picture was taken today as the bloom reaches about 75% complete.
Taken a few days ago just as the blooms on the magnolia fully opened. This is the first year the tree has been covered uniformly with blooms. The tree is young and I've moved it about a few times so I think this is its reward to me for my leaving it alone after finding the perfect spot.
This was taken the morning after a hail storm. Most of my tulips survived and I assume it was because the storm occurred in the evening and the tulips were closed for the night. We still had hail on the ground the following afternoon.
What can I say it is beautiful. Columbine comes in many colors, it grows about 1-3 ft tall, It blooms from Spring to Summer. This beautiful flower attracts humming birds, and if you have a rock garden it is perfect for that.It like Full sun at least 8+ hours It is a hardy plant to -40 degrees F Mine is sitting in the east to get the morning sun and the after noon even gets some of the evening sun.
When we moved to our house here in Northeast Indiana, there was this lovely bed of lilies of the valley. In the center was a vast clump of trillium and after living here 37 years, the lilies have indeed choked out the large trillium group, but bravely sends out other plants dotted here and there throughout the lilies of the valley. This same "wildflower" garden has grown itself some bloodroot, shooting stars, wild stonecrop, violets of varying colors, and stars of Bethlehem. I pretty much let things go their own way, and I love the resulting surprises!
This self-sustaining wildflower garden has been fun to watch for the 37 years we have lived in our home in Northeast Indiana. The garden is very old and when we moved there, the trillium was a vast clump. The garden, which contains lilies of the valley, stars of Bethlehem, shooting stars, violets, bloodroot, Jacob's ladder, wood poppies, and wild stonecrop, changes itself yearly, and it's always fun to see what it "comes up" with!!!
This is, what I just found out a month ago, a "Fire Lily"... an African native. I didn't plant it, it just showed up one year. But this year I have about 12 little plants growing in my yard, this was the first one for this year.