I like to plant perennials. They don't ask for much, every now and then you need to cut them back because they have spread too much, but then you just start some more elsewhere. They are faithful. And, if you play your cards right, they will not need to be watered. Here are a few flowers in my yard
And these we all have seen on the sides of the road in New York State (NYS), they are called Day Lilies, they grow wild here, but these are from what I call my Uncle Jack garden. He was a much loved uncle of mine, he gave some plants to my Matka, and she gave some to me. They grow like crazy, and the past few years, two trees are growing right out of the middle of their bed. They are covered with sometimes 6 feet of snow in the winter because they are right at the end of our driveway, but, they still keep coming back. This year I added some soil, peat moss and a little mulch for them, a special treat because they have been so good to me. I think of them as our personal anniversary flowers when I drive around and seen them everywhere. The explanation for that is because when we were driving through NYS on our honeymoon, they had just sprung open and seemed to greet us everywhere we went, like they were happy for us.
I had some nice Lilacs this year too, I have 4 bushes, two I cut back last year, but the other two came through for me. I tend to like flowering bushes, so we have forsythia, and two beautiful Weigelas, one dark pink, one light pink, I highly recommended them.
I still have some purple cone flowersfrom my SAunt that are just getting flowers now, a purple dahlia that I planted this year, not a perennial, but pretty, gladiolas were planted, but because we had so much rain this spring, the hostas that I have so many of, grew very large and fast, so the bulbs that I planted next to them have grown up sideways??? I will show you if they open. I had some nice peonies that were originally planted by my SMother-in-law, and transplanted by me, very happy to see those flower this year. Our Rose of Sharon-purple, is just starting to get buds, so that is something to look forward to.
Just thought I might share these with you SFriends.
Walk in the park
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