this is what the perennial garden looks like this morning.
It's a little gloomy this morning and I really wish I had taken photos yesterday while we still had sun. Yesterday was gorgeous!
I love the dianthus and wish I had moved the darker pink a little further away from the lighter pink. That one is absolutely enormous. I bought these at Lowe's from the "scratch and dent" area last summer. The lawn ornament was the gazing ball that my granddaughter, Emily, and I made last summer....bowling ball, glass chips/mirror blobs and grout.
I love this columbine. Last year when they dried I shook seeds all over the garden. There are about 12 little ones coming up right now.
I wish I could remember the name of this flowering shrub. The branches are kind of floppy and the flowers are lovely. The big, fat bumble bees love it.
I think the salvia blooms are the most incredible shade of purple.
My butterfly bush did not survive the winter. I was really surprised because I thought you couldn't kill those things! I also had a couple of other plants that did not come up so the portion of the garden that is closest to the house is a bit bare. I am waiting for a good perennial sale to fill in some of the blank spaces.
How does your garden look this year?