Around the Yard

I finally picked up some flowers to plant in my poor neglected flower bed this morning and got them planted this afternoon.

I still have spaces I could fill in with annuals, but ended up with 3 perennials and just a couple of packs of annuals along with one bigger annual.

The perennials are Fanal Astilbe and I hope they do well.  The large annual is a Cala Lily.  I have always loved these flowers and hope they will get enough sun in my yard to do well.  I see that I should dig them up after the first frost and should be able to plant them again in the spring.  🙂

I also got 4 little petunias and 4 little flowers that didn’t have a name tag – but are often used as a border plant, since they only grow a few inches tall.  I have seen them in purple or white and I got the purple.

My late blooming Lilac, my Iris, my Tulips and my Peony are all looking great this year too.  🙂

Fanal Astilbe
Fanal Astilbe
Iris
Iris
Peony buds
Peony buds
Iris
Iris
Tulip & Iris
Tulip & Iris
Cala Lily
Cala Lily
Cala Lily, Petunia and Tulip
Cala Lily, Petunia and Tulip
Late Blooming Lilac
Late Blooming Lilac
Retirement Potted Plant
Retirement Potted Plant

The little purple flowers in the pot are the ones I mentioned above.  I brought the whole planter inside for the winter and in the spring I cut the geraniums back and put the cuts into rooting powder to put right back in the pot.  The little pink flowers (whatever they are) are kind of leggy, but I wrapped the stems around a bit – so they look pretty good too.

Petunias & Tulip
Petunias & Tulip
Cala Lily and Tulip
Cala Lily and Tulip