There are so many flowers blooming at Riverbend, what Paula calls her property, that I had to take pictures this morning and share with y’all! I will start at the front porch, with these urns of Japanese Lace Leaf Maple with hydrangeas. The ivy has gotten out of control in the pots so I braided it and made swags. I love the contrast of colors!
The snapdragons are just going wild. We did all white this year and I pinched them back heavily this fall. If you sacrifice blooms in the fall you will be rewarded in the spring!
My favorite flower is the anemone. We planted several colors in the raised cutting bed. While I love this flower I have discovered that Paula doesn’t. I may still have to plant a few next fall! Shh!! Don’t let her know!
Last year we planted several lily bulbs and they came right back up this spring. Nothing smells as good as a lily bloom. I love this color lily cut inside Paula’s home.
We also have several clusters of Foxgloves on the property. These in the cutting garden are finally sending up their blooms. This is a favorite of Paula’s and mine. They don’t last long with our heat but they are so worth planting.
We have a very wet area on the property where we planted purple iris. Growing up in Louisiana and Mississippi, it brings me right back home!
No garden is complete without a pair of ducks. Well maybe that’s not true. My feathered friends have followed me all over the gardens this morning. Right by my side at all times. Paula and her grandkids just love the ducks. I have a love/hate relationship with them! They are the first to eat my water lilies, and snack on delicate blooms in the garden. Bread has become my latest device in protecting my garden from these troublemakers!