The Sweetest Flower of All

We recently took a road trip to Texas to celebrate the birth of our youngest granddaughter and I thought that it would be interesting to take pictures of our garden prior to leaving and compare them to how the garden looked when we returned two weeks later.

The beginning of June is the most colorful time of year in our garden and I knew we would probably miss seeing some of the flowers that were on the brink of blooming, but there were enough of them out to wish us a cheery farewell. The peonies were in full bloom and irises of all types and varieties were looking quite spectacular despite losing many to iris borers this year.


Blues and pinks and purples were well represented, with flax flowers, bluebells, salvia Caradonna, Baptisia australis, pinks, weigela, heuchera Coral Bells, Johnson’s Blue cranesbill and aquilegia all making a fine show.


The poppies, including my favorite Turkenlouis, were continuing to burst open but I figured I’d probably miss the pink Carneums.

A lot can happen in two weeks!  Apparently we had quite a bit of rain while we were gone and the weeds had taken over. There were still a few remnants of the flowers that had been blooming when we left and some that had come and gone while we were away. However, the garden was not without some fresh color.

Apart from all the weeds that have invaded every part of the garden, some of the plants that are supposed to be here have run rampant and there is also quite a bit of deadheading to be done; a lot of work ahead of us, no doubt. But all the toil will have been well worth it as we got to see the sweetest flower of all, our little Texas treasure.


 

 

32 thoughts on “The Sweetest Flower of All

    • Thank you, Indira! It was such a wrench for us to leave our little family and return home but thanks to modern technology we will be able to stay in touch and watch our little Texas flower grow.

  1. Such a wonderful array of pretty flowers in your garden but the prettiest flower of all was in Texas….she is adorable. Congratulations on the joy of becoming a grandmother again. Two of my grandchildren live in Canada and keeping in touch with them is easy with internet programmes…except they think I’m tiny!

  2. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful granddaughter Sue ❤️ And your wonderful garden seems like heaven on Earth 🌏 it was pure joy to view your photos, thank you 🙏

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