Stella D'Oro day lily, maroon columbine, bearded irises (that have obviously been messing around with the neighbors irises since I planted violet and now have yellow and lavender!), white impatiens (which I only plant white annuals, to connect all the beds together, they glow in the dark, fill in blank areas and give the chaos of all the colors in the garden some soothing consistency)
My new birdhouse from my mil for mother's day this year - we have a beautiful little wren living in it with her small family. Japanese silver grass (another favorite in my garden), buttercups, shasta daisy, maiden hair miscanthus, candy lily and black-eyed susans.
Candy cane dianthus, candy tuft (new this year), yellow yarrow, buttercups
Our new arbor that my dad made us for Christmas... I added lights, but it's in need of a redo, not happy with the way it looks in the day, at night... whole different story, it really defines the front garden from the back. My dad also engraved "Laney Bug" on the right side and "Greg and Kara" on the other.
Larger view of arbor. Buttercups, dianthus, Maiden hair miscanthus and white impatiens
I bought two cute little wooden chairs at a roadside junk sale on my way home from lessons a couple of weeks ago. They cost me $1 for both! So, they are now some "hardscaping" for the garden. This one is perched atop a hosta that has not been cooperating for a couple of years. It should look like the rest of them surrounding the chair, but has either succombed to being a snack for my garden visitors or has decided that it doesn't particularly care for it's neighbors. It has until next year to become a contributing force to this area, or it will be moved!
Another view, just trying to be "artsy"...The other cute, el cheapo chair from the junk sale. Lime green w/violet spiderwort and dark green w/white spiderwort.
Buttercups... they are usually wide open, but it was sort of a gloomy day, so they weren't fully open, but just as pretty and interesting... oh, and they spread like wild fire, so beware if planting!
The cutie pie random Delaney photos I promised... strolling through the gardens...
Our buttercup smelling the buttercups!
Most of the rocks as borders and accents are compliments of the Talmage farm! That was many trips with small trucks and our little Suzuki to get that many rocks home. I am in need of another 2 or so loads, which means back to the rock piles.