We have a little flower/solar light garden out in front of the house.
It is a little rough looking in the spring, there are bird feeders there and lots of sunflower hulls to clean up.
Spring weeds and one Wild Violet.
I wanted certain flowers…Salvia coccinea ‘Lady in Red’, Dahlberg Daisys and Gold Marigolds. A red and yellow garden.
The Hummingbirds love the Salvia Lady in Red. The lady that usually grows it grew a different Salvia this year…a pink one….there went my red and gold plan out the window.
I know it is hard to see the flowers amongst the old lady “stuff”.
This is the Salvia on the left. Not really showy. The Marigold I got was Lemon instead of Gold.
I love the little Dahlberg Daisy. One greenhouse had two plants in a four pack left. It has been my experience that they re seed…I hope so! I use to have them growing under the benches in the greenhouse.
The last place we went had a row of Pansy’s of all colors outside…I saw my husband wander that way. He resisted buying anything.
I wondered how he could resist these? So I grabbed them…he said “I almost bought those.” I figured as much…they are his color.
Then he said how about some Moss Roses…so we bought some of those too. One is Orange…the others have not revealed their flower colors yet.
So this year we have Lemon something marigold, Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Pink’, Salvia splendens some kind of red, Blue Pansies, Dahlbery Daisy, Moss Roses and Gazanias unknown colors.
The squirrels have dug up or trampled two plants already…I may have to look for a few more plants to fill in some spots….any color will do this year.