11. With 103 views, this Checkered Lily appeared April 5. I learned in Sweden they cal it Kungsängslilja “King’s meadow Lily.” Thanks Liz Almgren for that tidbit.
SunPatiens on my porch
Astrantia means star in Greek. The plant is a member of the Parsley family.
Four Japanese Andromeda, Pieris japonica that line my front sidewalk explode with color and flowers every spring.
My Variegated Yellow Loosestrife bloomed less than two months after planting.
These plants thrive in moist shady conditions along the back fence.
2. I don’t grow Roses, as I’m not a huge fan. But, I captured the beauty of this one growing in the Beacon Hill garden. Posted May 28, the Rose had 180 views. Hats off to Helen, the Beacon Hill Gardener who grew it.
Two Fuschia starts cost me 85 cents each at Home Depot. They’re already producing these gorgeous blooms thanks to a warmer than usual spring.
I nerd out when I get a value pack that has more than three flowers.
These are the first blooms of Red-Edge Hebe. I planted it six years ago.
Pulmonaria saccharata throws out these cute spring bells. This perennial thrives in two tough spots in the front and back. Flowers are followed by unique spotted foliage for summer. Pulmonaria’s minus is the plant will mold up and die in early fall after a dry summer
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Few plants can match the beauty of an annual Monkey Flower. Hopefully, I’ll have better luck growing this one.
4 cubic yards of fresh soil
8. (tie) With 104 views this Lavender Mist Meadow Rue debuted Dec. 17. This is one my favorite photos, as I was able to focus tightly in the middle flowers so blooms in the foreground and background are slightly blurred. Yes, I can be a photo nerd. It’s easier to shoot these flower because they’re about seven feet tall.
The Beacon Hill Gardener is proud of the beautiful color in her backyard.