My Garden Flowers
Last night I went outside to care for my fish ponds and to pick blueberries. As I walked around the yard I noticed all the colors of the flowers so I thought I would share them with you. I don’t ever remember this many of my flowers blooming at the same time and the blueberries are the largest they have ever been. I guess all the rain we have had is to thank for this. The sunflower above is a volunteer plant that grew from the sunflower seeds we feed to the birds. It hasn’t opened completely yet.
I planted these Chicks & Hens plants at my fish ponds. I love the flowers they make.
I feed an acid fertilizer to my Hydrangea to turn the flowers blue. This one must have only drank half of it. They are pink when the soil is low acid and blue when the soil is acidic. The flowers grow huge!
Some of my Sedum plants.
This is a Yarrow flower and if you look close on the left side there is a small green grasshopper.
Hosta flowers that haven’t opened yet.
A good friend gave me these a few years ago.
These are Wave Petunias and the only annual flowers I planted. I put them in flower boxes on each side of my front porch, in two large pots and in the ground.
I am hoping to remodel my fish ponds soon. When I do I will post pictures of it but until then….back to the recipes!
Thank you David it’s the little things in life that are the best!
That is a most beautiful flower garden! A bouquet of fresh cut flowers does enhance the ambiance of a meal!
Aw thank you so much! You know I really don’t cut the flowers. I walk my yard every day and just love looking at them. When I bring them inside they don’t last as long as they do on the plant. In the Spring I will cut lilacs and hyacinths for the wonderful scent but that’s all.
The garden looks fabulous.!
Those are beautiful Diane! Do you have problems with birds trying to eat your fish?
Not any more! Mr Blue Heron and Mrs Egret enjoyed a few appetizers and I had to cover the ponds with deer netting. The pond base is black and so is the netting so it doesn’t look too bad and I can still watch the fish. The goofy goldfish had babies again! I guess the environment is right for them.
I had an aunt who couldn’t keep fish in her pond for an egret… she finally gave up.
Just lovely, Diane! Heaven on earth. 💞
In love that! What a great way to describe them. Thank you!
Beautiful! Are the yellow ones cosmos, perhaps?
No they are Coreopsis. As soon as somebody told me I remembered. Thanks!
These flowers are so beautiful!
Thank you very much!
What a great garden 🌺 🌸 Enjoy it Diane 😊🌸🌺
Thank you, I definitely do! 💕
Thanks for the garden tour! I struggle to get my hydrangeas blue too…..usually they just end up lilac.
You’re welcome Joni! The good thing is they are gorgeous whatever color they turn out.
Agree! I took some pics of my hydrangeas as I plan on doing a post on The Blue Garden soon, and they are all shades this year but very nice!
So pretty 🤗
Thank you Saania!
Love your volunteer sunflower! I believe those little yellow ones are coreopsis. Your lilies are exquisite–and quite an interesting collection of sedum. I have been feeding the hydrangeas coffee grounds from time to time; some are blue and some are multiple shades, even a bit lavender. I need to be a bit more disciplined to get that deeper blue! Beautiful garden! Thank you for sharing.
Yes you are right! They are Coreopsis. I use Mir Acid on my hydrangea which is a fertilizer too. Your way is much cheaper…lol Thank you Angela!
Diane, you have a beautiful garden – so colourful.
Thank you Sheree I wish I had posted my spring flowers too. Now that was color!
Beautiful garden, thank your for these views.
“Amarante ” … may be ?
By here, first dahlias, with roses, etc…
Thanks so much! I wish I could plant one of everything!
Thank you! I love garden tours! Every flower is beautiful. I didn’t know hen and chicks bloomed.
That’s so funny because other people have told me that too. The bad thing is when they finish blooming the plant dies!
I know….it’s so sad.
I love the variety! Gorgeous! You have quite a green thumb.
Thank you Janet! I do love my flowers.
oh diane – thanks for the floral beauty today – you have a wonderful assortment in your garden
Thanks so much! I wish I had shared my spring flowers too. I have tulips, daffodils, Iris in many colors, grape hyacinth’s, red hot pokers, columbine, regular hyacinths etc. They are my favorite flowers.
oh you are truly a flower lover-
WOW! How very beautiful !!! You must get great pleasure in walking around and drinking in the pleasures that beautiful flowers provide!!! My desert backyard (just rocks) is very envious!
Thank you Judilyn! My yard has been my labor of love since moving here 27 years ago. I had so much more growing but now that I am getting older I am trying to make it easier to care for.
Your garden is lovely!
Thanks so much Jacquie! You are always so kind!
Beautiful and treat for the eyes. Would love to see your fish pond soon.
Temperatures have been in the 90’s and I do not like the heat. I am so anxious to do it before winter gets here. I will post pictures. Thanks so much!
Nice to know that.
Your garden is impressive!
Thank you it’s the only way I can keep the weeds out….lol
I love sunflowers and day lilies. 🌼
It’s crazy how many different varieties of Day Lilies there are!
These are beautiful Diane 💐😊
Aw thank you so much! 💕
You have quite the green thumb Diane! Your flowers are gorgeous and I was surprised the sunflowers are already out – haven’t seen any. I have a Twist-and-Shout Hydrangea (about the only thing that has survived all these brutal Winters) and it turns either pink or blue depending on the acidity of the soil.
Thank you Linda! I really don’t do a whole lot to my flowers but weed and mulch them. I don’t even fertilize them. I think the decomposing mulch must be doing that…lol Aren’t hydrangea beautiful. The blooms are gigantic! They are the only ones I fertilize and that is just to turn them blue.
They are beautiful Diane – when I see your garden and flowers I am wistful for my garden back in the day … I was very frustrated when the neighbors got rats and I had to stop feeding and watering the birds (had four birdbaths in different sizes). Then I lost my entire butterfly garden after the first polar vortex … I am done with the bacvkyard and all that has survived is the hydrangeas and one clematis (had three or four of them) and the roses but they aren’t looking too hot. I am quite behind in Reader and hope to catch up – first the finger two weeks ago (looking and feeling much better), swamped at work, some storms and don’t work in storms and trying to stay on my feet and not sit too much … too much sitting was causing my feet and ankles to swell up, so trying to remedy it and pretty successful so far, but less time at the computer, far behind. Going to do it and stand up today but have a hair appointment, then a five-hour window for the HVAC guy for A/C check. Enjoy those blooms.
I know life can be so overwhelming! I would say you do pretty good being on you feet with your dedication to walking. We have to pick and choose our priority’s. I have so much I want to do around here and no time to do it. I am working my last day on July 29th!Then I will be retired. The state has done everything they could to get rid of Independent Providers and they win. I still have 2 years to wait to collect on Social Security but I can be very frugal and we will survive. I have cared for the disabled a long time and ready to start taking care of my family. They are my priority now. ❤
I was wondering how much longer you had because you had not mentioned it – that is great and I envy you – I hope I will be done in three years, if everything goes smoothly. I live frugally too as I told you and that is in order to work from home. It has been worth it in the long run – I’d have waited until retirement to start the walking regimen and not sure if I’d have started a blog. It was my neighbor who kept insisting that I do this so I did … and it was kind of to appease her since she kept asking so much. You can be frugal as you do things like can, freeze and grow those veggies and sometimes fruits as well. You are in a better position to be frugal than me in that regard. I wish you all the best, you know that. Re-adjust your priorities – it will suit your fancy just fine.
Thank you so much! We will be fine because after being disabled for about 10 years I learned all the tricks to keeping costs down.
Yes, you will be fine then – I am low maintenance so can save money that I used to spend on going to work on site – now it does not matter what I wear to work (PJs are my favorite) so yes, you save money on lots of expenses incurred if you are working out in the world. You can do it.
Thanks so much Matt!
Looks like a beautiful garden, Diane! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Mickey! Living in the country not too many people get to see my flowers. I enjoy sharing them.
Your garden is magnificent, love it so much 💕
Great photos! I think the yellow that you can’t remember the name of is Coreopsis or Tickseed.
Yes! Coreopsis is what they are. Thank you so much I am going to update the picture now.
You are welcome. We planted some several years ago and this year I noticed that our honey bees are foraging them.
These are beautiful, Diane! Such a marvelous display of brilliant colors! Thanks so much for sharing your photos!! 🙂 <3
Thank you Anita! You are always so kind.
So pretty – what a nice yard!
Thank you Pam!
Your flowers are pretty. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
You’re welcome and thank you for you nice comment!
They are gorgeous Diane. I’ve never seen a double day lily, and I love that mass of unnamed yellow. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you Chris! It is an amazing year for the flowers.
Omg your garden must look so freaking beautiful I’m jealous!!! All I have are weeds and were having a really hard time getting rid of them lol. I’m trying not to use pesticides or whatever but idk what to do haha
But anyway your garden is beautiful! The hydrangeas have got to be my favorite! I didnt know the acidity of the soil could change the color. Interesting!
Thank you so much! Mulch is my answer to weeds. I put it down thick and remulch about every 3rd year. The hydrangea blooms are huge and get larger every year. They are so beautiful.
If I use mulch, will grass still grow though? I would like to have a lawn just without the weeds though LOL I know NOTHING about gardening =(
Get rid of all the weeds and grass, put down the black landscape fabric and then mulch. I mulch 3-4 inches thick. Worth the effort!
Your garden looks wonderful!
Thank you Emily!
Your gardens are beautiful and full of blooms! Thank you for taking us on your walk!
You are so welcome Nancy. Thank you for letting me share them!
Wow! All your garden flowers look so beautiful and smiling, you are lucky to see them every day. 🙂
Thank you Megala! These are just the summer flowers. I have my spring and fall blooms also. I love nature!
I respect nature so much. Great post.
Me too! It’s a huge part of my life. Thank you Sumit!
All of your flowers are beautiful! I especially love the combination of colors with your succulents. Gorgeous!
Believe it or not there is an old steel wagon wheel under them. I planted the succulents in between the rungs of the wheel and the plants went crazy and completely covered it! Thank you!
The flowers are beautiful! Love the Hydrangeas!
Thank you they got so big this year. I love them whatever color they are but it’s a challenge to keep them blue and I like a challenge…lol
Thank you Angela! I love the color changes of my flowers with the different seasons.
This is what garden’s are for. To capture our attention and make us step back and admire the beauty and colour 🙂
Well said! Thank you!
Awesome flowers from your garden! I am always a garden lover!👍
Welcome! Have a nice day!
Some beautiful photos of your floral friends, Diane. <3 Interesting what happened to the Hydrangea. 🙂
Thank you! It really is fun changing the color of the hydrangea. One of these years I will leave one plant alone so I have a pink and a blue. But for now I just love the blue color because it is so rare to see blue flowers here.
What a wonderful variety. Our hydrangeas always were pure white, but the pink and blue are delightful.
I would like to get the white too. Thank you!
Beautiful! You have quite the green thumb. 🙂
They just do well here for some reason. I just mulch and weed. Thank you so much!
Thank you for sharing your colorful assembly of flowers, Diane. They must make you smile each time you step into your garden. 🌻
They really do Tanja! We had our house newly sided a few years ago and the men destroyed my flowers. My flowers are are finally coming back.
Thank goodness nature is so resilient!
You’ve clearly grown a beautiful garden. Lovely lovely photographs too!
Thank you so much Jo!
You’re very welcome. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!
WOW! It’s a corner of daily joy!
Definitely! Thank you!
Beautiful–thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much!!!