June 2022 more new blooms

The garden is in that late June state when things change every day.

This calendula self seeded from last year, and I am very glad to see it.

The strawberries are very tasty despite being small.

The feverfew is in full bloom. It is such a delicate looking bloom on such a hardy plant.

I love bachelor’s buttons, perhaps because my paternal grandmother always grew them in her garden.

October 2021 roses and the edge of cold

It is 15 October and no frost so far here in southeastern South Dakota. I think leaving any of the house plants outside past this weekend will be tempting the chilling gods to come out and nip at the plants. I still have tomatoes producing new fruit… always such a wrench with the end of the season. The dahlias are still doing really well. But what greeted me most effusively (aside from the cats) when I returned home was the pink rose in the front of my house. It has five open roses on it.

August 2021 tomatoes and roses

It is the very end of august and the tomatoes are really starting to come on now. I had lovely tomato sandwiches –sliced tomatoes on toast with mayonnaise. And the roses are having another round of blooms. This white bush rose is really blooming and the pink rose in the front has new flowers.

June 2021 roses, rudbeckia, and a kitty

I have several different rudbeckia in my garden. One my garden neighbor and I dug from a field and I am very pleased it has managed. I tried to have a look at some of the names of the different kinds –but there are so many it will take me a while to figure out which ones I actually have. In any case, they are quite spectacular and should go on for a while.

I was completely convinced that I had planted a yellow rose in my front bed near the bridal wreath spirea. It is definitely not yellow, but what a lovely color and so fragrant.

Here are some more pictures of rudbeckia–amazing when they are about to burst open.

Minnie is very happy about this cool grass that she found. It has been really hot here.

This white rose is blooming so much it almost can’t climb. And the poppies are sneaking over to this side of the garden bed.

June 2021 more roses and a kitty

This rose in front of the house was alleged to be red. I don’t think it is red –but it is lovely and bright and very pleased with itself.

Meanwhile the rose that is meant to climb the fence is starting to bloom.

The showy pinks are putting on a show in the front bed.

Turns out the next plant over is also one of these yellow primroses.

I picked up this log from my master gardener neighbor; I thought it would be a kitty favorite. And Tiglet took advantage of it pretty quickly. That is a rose bush behind him, and farther behind him (closer to the fence) is a bed with asparagus and iris. And many catnip plants.

And here is a lovely Cousin getting some happy morning cuddles.