I’ve been really busy in the backyard this past week, spending hour upon hour getting garden chores done. The weather didn’t cooperate yesterday, so I decided to use that time to clean up the house that was being taken over by dust bunnies and cat hair. Today is looking better, so I’ll be out there again digging, planting, mulching, and so on.
Finding time for the internet has been tough, but I’m somehow managing to visit my favourite blogs and keep up to date with some news, albeit it very fleetingly. My own blog has a lot of prescheduled posts, which is nice, but in order to share garden news or the latest photos of my backyard critters, I have to squeeze in some time for it. Like right now. For some flowers that are popping up around me. In every flower bed. I have dozens upon dozens of plants in my garden, so you can imagine what it’s going to be like out there for the next few weeks: flower, flowers everywhere!
Come along with me for a glimpse of some of the beauty that surrounds me:
These tiny flowers belong to Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Sissinghurst White’, which is overflowing with blooms.
Bellis perennis 'Galaxy Red' only grows to about 6 inches, but it produces the most beautiful daisy flowers.
Pulsatilla vulgaris is still hanging around, but it’s mostly made up of seed heads now, some of which I will scatter around to encourage self-seeding to occur.
My Purpleleaf Sand Cherry is just about done flowering, but there are still some very pretty blooms lingering.
The beautiful Aquilegia vulgaris 'Mellow Yellow' continues to be overloaded with blooms that are simply stunning.
The foliage alone is gorgeous on the Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Hermann’s Pride’, but it also shows off some lovely little yellow flowers.
This pretty little thing goes by the name of Viola sororia ‘Freckles’, which seems perfectly fitting for the spotted blooms it produces.
Helleborus × hybridus ‘Peppermint Ice’, which I’d hoped would finally bloom this year, has not only showered me with flowers, but hasn’t stopped doing so for quite some time now.
Lamium maculatum ‘Anne Greenaway’ is another small plant with gorgeous foliage that will shower your garden with pretty blooms.
This amazing little flower that looks like a heart with wings belongs to Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’, a very popular perennial. It’s just getting started, so I hope to snap more photos in the near future.
And that’s it for today. I will be back with more garden tours very soon. Have a nice day, everyone.