My Colorado Garden in July 2009
This sign that a friend painted for me severals years ago was the inspiration for the name of this blog…
This has been one of the rainiest summers I can remember in Colorado and it’s made it even more beautiful here than it usually is. The fields are all green and strange things are happening in my garden that have never happened before. My sedum are blooming!
My Dragons Blood Sedum is also blooming. I guess this may be common elsewhere but It’s the first year I’ve ever had it do this here.
These daisies are from Tagawa Gardens, my favorite gardening center on the planet.
I think a ‘ daisy is one of the most gorgeous flowers in the garden.
These were a surprise. I left a few carrots in the garden last fall and they bloomed! I think they look kind of like queen anne’s lace which I’ve never been able to get started.
I have lots and lots of thyme in my garden this year.. Good thing I LOVE fresh herbs to cook with. Here it is mixed in with the threadbare Coreopsis.
I’m probably going to have to move some of this thyme or it’s going to take over the Coreopsis and perhaps the rest of my garden!. My basil is not doing well at all this year.. I’m thinking it must need less rain and more sun.
I just love old stuff in my garden. I rescued this old fence from a farm that was being torn down for progress. I just love the vibrant colors that are mixing together in this corner spot. The blue delphiniums are one of my favorite.
Close up of a echinacea (purple coneflower) I have several varieties of these growing in the garden this year including a peach colored one. It’s first crop of flowers got beat up by the hail but I’m hoping the one’s just budding out will live up to it’s purple cousins.
This Bee Balm attracts hummingbirds like none other! My cats know this now and just sit and stare at the base of this flower the minute I let them outside. Don’t worry.. they never catch them!
This pansy survived the winter.. Another hardy favorite of mine.
And then after weeding and deadheading your garden
…….. a glass of pino grigio with cut berries out of the garden..
I promise you it’s as refreshing as it looks! My wonderful husband always makes these for me.
Which are your favorite flowers in your garden?
I’d love to hear from you and see the pics of any other flower freaks out there.