Just a plain old day lily blooming by the rock wall.
A Stella D'oro Lily not to be confused with Stella D'Oro breadsticks
These became really popular a few years ago. They are used extensively in landscaping around commercial buildings. They are extremely hardy and have a long blooming period, except for the ones in my yard which last only a couple weeks.
This one reminds me of sisters in a photo booth:
Then there are lamb's ears:
Very few gardens in Michigan can avoid being held hostage by hostas:
Here are the flowers close up.
These six big hostas are out of reach of the deer. I have 3 other hostas with purple flowers, but we don't usually get to see the flowers before the deer eat them. The deer have also pretty much mowed down my echinacea.
Remember that Girl Scout saying: "Leaves of three, let it be."
Sneaky how this one is hiding in the other ivy.
We've had plenty of this around the past few years. You can read about it here.
I keep a spray bottle of Round-Up in the garage and zap the poison ivy when I notice it. Both dh and I have had severe cases of poison ivy in the past and prefer not to go that route again.
I'm really not much of a gardener. It seems that I have a "bipolar thumb". If I plant something it will:
- wither up and die within days.
- or grow to invasive species proportions.
4 short weeks ago, this plant just had the four leaf branches at the bottom. It rested happily on the plant stand between the looms in front of a south facing window. Then those four new branches started to grow. It was like the Little Shop of Horrors. It felt like I could almost see those four new limbs grow while I sat at the loom. Yesterday I moved it out to the patio. The tag on the plant has no name, just "tropical foilage". I think it's funny, but it has totally creeped out my son.
Okay...now go over to Life Looms Large to see Sue's colors of June and links to all the others who play this monthly game from around the world.