We’ve had a warm spell and the flowers are doing well.
First let me introduce you to my oldest Prairie Mallow – seeded by itself from the neighbour’s yard to the west when she was trying to eradicate them from her yard! They self-seed aggressively and we have them popping up all over. I’m encouraging them to spread in my west flower bed as it is very dry and takes a lot of effort to get annuals to do well. These plants have massive taproots and are pretty self-sufficient.
Here are close-ups of the flowers… I think they are quite similar to hibiscus – five petals, prominent stamen…
And my clematis and petunia planter. The clematis have just started to bloom. They will continue all summer as well. I really want to get a big arch trellis to put over those stairs – we don’t use that door at all.
And here is my mom’s lily. My uncle brought her a single lily in a pot when she came home from the hospital in Spring 2010. I planted it outside right away as we are allergic. This first photo is the plant in 2011.
And this is what we have right now!!
I plan to split up the bulbs and spread them out a bit more to fill up that corner. Oh and just for reference this is the same spot in the winter… You can see the piece of driftwood peeking out.