It’s been a while since I’ve written up a bloom day post. The most important thing that contributed to this one is Blessed Rain! While our drought isn’t over, we are no longer in exceptional (as in unheard-of, inhuman, unliveable) drought. The plants this spring have certainly responded with the same thankfulness.
These are the blooms from my Back Yard garden. The front is still growing and filling in, so I’ll save it for next month.
After last year’s truly horrendous extreme garden hell, I removed a large bed in my backyard. I covered the area with mulch for walking and soil protection, then couldn’t resist adding this corner grouping of tough plants for a focal point.
When I removed that bed, the few surviving plants were used to fill in dead spots in other places. Between that, the rain, and my finally learning the right places for the right plant, my yard is at last starting to have that lush feeling I’ve been hoping for for over 5 years.
I can’t resist one more daylily:
I just HAD to add some more agapanthus to one bed. Not only do I love those occasional blooms, I enjoy the strappy evergreen leaves year round, adding to my tropical lush feel.
One of my five Rose of Sharon shrubs is putting on its prolific show. I love every one of these for their (again this word) tropical feel and so danged easy to grow.
Lastly, a spider daylily that is almost hidden now by a Sweet Almond Verbena. Definitely it will get moved to prime real estate in the fall.