So here are the red and white Diannthis (annual) I planted along my sidewalk last year. I usually pull all the annuals out in fall but these were still blooming well into late fall so I left them in the ground. Imagine my surprise when the snow melted and there they were just like they had never been covered for the winter. I think they are even nicer this year than they were last year.
There was a small clump of them in this other area that also came back. Beside them is a little Jacob's Ladder that I moved from another bed into this one. The intention was for this small bed to be all blue and white - and then the RED annuals came back - so I guess it will be red white and blue - eventually! There are several more blue plants in here - I have a blue sea holly, a delphinium, some white trumpet lilies and a blue clematis, and along the front where some small iris that will probably bloom next year are I added some blue border type plants (by seed) which are slow in growing and for the life I me I can't remember the name! Sorry!
New to my garden this year is this beautiful red Poppy. I have always wanted one of these in my garden and now I have one.
And then the old fashioned favorite Peony. No garden should be without at least one of these plants - I have several, and they are always such a welcome sight in late spring and early summer.
I have many many more varieties of plants growing in my tiny little garden. Hopefully I can catch them all in pictures as they show their beauty this summer.
Hope you have enjoyed this short garden tour - there is more to come soon!