I am sure you have all experienced the wait--the long wait: I planted Clematis Texensis "Duchess of Albany" at the end of the summer last year, so it was a long wait for this beautiful bell shaped blossom--all winter, through spring, and half a summer. My other clematis bloom earlier in the spring and I wanted one to bloom later, and here she is:
Another fav: The plant is a bit sickly--. so it won't bloom as it should; I love the delicate star shaped blackberry lily. The blooms look almost like orchids.
Ever play peek-a-boo with a sunflower? She is rather shy hiding behind her enormous leaves.
Another fav: echinacea.
The garden looks good, better this year. The Broccoli has bolted, though.
And my beautiful water lilies are doing so well, given that they are crowded in a horse tank. I blogged about them early this spring when we divided them. And now look at them, a couple are blooming. I was quite pleased to see the pink one, for I had given my pink one to our neighbor and had forgotten that I had divided the original. We need to build our water garden!
Another long wait for this beauty: Crocosmiaflora Lucifer
Baby Western King Birds just ready to fledge, which they must have done while I was in the basement sorting musty old documents.
And finally, what visit to the garden would be complete with a beautiful butterfly?