It is Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and I am just happy that my little garden is finally blooming and I can participate. That being said, this gardening season has been so brutal. I am sort of disheartened and not very motivated about working on the garden—from viruses to too much rain, and now the Japanese beetle—it has been awful. But you can always count on the low maintenance flowers to bring you a ray of happiness! So, what is blooming in my little garden?
First are the quirky and delightful Allium sphaerocephalon, or ‘Drumstick Allium’. This early summer bloom just brightens the garden beds with their unique shape and those colors! It adds height and texture.
Second, are my roses. The David Austin ‘Claire Austin’ rose is in full bloom and I am loving it. It is sort of a new one for me. You can read more about it here. All my roses are planted in containers because of the harsh Minnesota winters and they are doing beautifully.
I am super excited about the sunflowers as I have never grown them before and cannot wait to see them grow. Right now they are about 5’ tall and their crown is starting to develop.
Other beauties are starting to develop like the one dahlia I have left, as I lost 12 other dahlia plants to either the dahlia mosaic virus or other pests (I told you it was a rough growing season here in the Midwest). I am also growing Cosmo and it is starting to develop the buds.
But where my garden is really shining is in the native and perennial flowers. The daylilies grow wild in my house (and in most of Minnesota). The dainty Queen Anne’s lace is also starting to show, as is the Echinacea. These beauties are adding color to my otherwise busted garden.
How is your growing season going?
I am joining May Dreams Gardens for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.