Monday, June 15, 2009

Surprise Flowers

When we moved in last August, there was only one flowering plant in our flowerbeds. It was very beautiful and bloomed all the way through October, I think. This bush looked reaallly bad in March. We thought it was dead. Darby started cutting off all the branches to make it easier to dig up. When he got to the bottom, he realized that it was still alive. We left it and within a few weeks it had grown back and started blooming. All it needed was to be deadheaded. Oops! I am definitely not a green thumb.

This spring, it was so fun to see what bloomed in April and May. We had beautiful little purple and white flowers on the bushes lining the edges of our flowerbeds, and some brilliant hot pink flowers bloomed on a couple of plants that I had thought about digging up they were so ugly. I'm glad I didn't. I didn't think to get pictures of those flowers, but we enjoyed them for several weeks.

However, the biggest surprise came a couple of weeks ago when this huge grassy plant all of the sudden exploded with yellow buds. The flowers are so pretty. I'm not sure what kind they are, but I love them! What a fun surprise!


Kalyn Gensic said...

The yellow flowers are day lilies, and we have them everywhere here. I love them, also. They come in orange as well. I planted my first flower bed, and it is starting to come up. Hopefully, I will have a ton of flowers by the time you and Brit get here!

Brenton and Jenna Lane said...

We intentionally planted a varitey of seeds in our garden, so that we will find "surprises" next year! We had a few surprises this year as well and we loved it! Not sure what the yellow flowers are called eiether but they ARE beautiful!

Sallie said...

How fun! I am struggling to keep my beds alive with the hot Texas heat! The most beautiful flowers are on Josie's side of the house. I take the long way around just so I can see them! Love you guys!

Laura B. said...

Aren't these gorgeous? My mom has these day lilies, too, in her yard--bright orange and yellow--and they're just beautiful! Wish we were having summer days in the 70s instead of in the 90s! :)