Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed all the daylilies on my Wordless Wednesday post. We’ve been adding daylilies to our garden for many years, but took a huge leap last year when we visited the Enchanted Gardens of Webster and added 11 new-to-us varieties to our gardens. Another source for some of our daylilies is my mother. A friend of hers is a daylily lover and has given her many beautiful plants. In turn when they have become too big for her garden she has divided them and gifted some to us. While it is true that most of the daylily varieties we have only bloom for one day they have a large number of blossoms that open in succession so the plant stays in bloom for a long time.
Today I want to show you a bigger view of the perennial garden that is just behind our house and show you a few close ups of some of the non-daylily flowers. The past couple of weeks the perennial garden has been bursting with color.
One of my favorite flowers that blooms this time of year is the crocosmia. This is another plant that has grown so well that we have divided them and spread them around the yard. We also have gifted some to my mother so she gets to add to her garden too. The hummingbirds and butterflies just love this flower.
The dark pink flowers in the foreground are monarda and are always covered with bees and butterflies. I’ll show you more about that in a later post.
In the shady part of the garden we have a few hosta and astilbe. You can also see our cool butterfly sculpture in the background.
I hope you enjoyed this walk around our perennial garden. I will show you some of the other plants that are blooming in other areas of our back yard in another post.