I posted early in the spring about the flowers I was contemplating for the front beds. With a few minor tweaks and some fun new finds at the local garden store, I think it's shaping up quite nicely!
|So you can see the layout of the beds.|
|Petunias...planted a mixed flat this year. Next year I'm going to go with |
all dark purple or maybe orange. No light purple, white, pink or red.
|Hot pink geraniums in boxed planters by the front door. I really like |
geraniums in planters. But like I said above, next year no pink.
|This was a really fun find at the local nursery. The common name is something like |
"bat face" since the the Cuphea flower almost look like ears and a little nose.
And here are a few of the beautiful things happening right now with my perennials. I can't wait to see what next year has in store since this was just the first year of growth!
|Foxgloves. I LOVE these!|
|Delphinium in a beautiful royal blue/purple. Brent picked this and planted it too!|
|We can't live in Colorado and not have the state flower. I also planted a |
"lime green" columbine but it doesn't have flowers yet.
|Another favorite for spread and showy flowers: Coreopsis. |
We planted two of these since they look great and eat up space.
|Salvia. Another Colorado staple. This is one of two we planted. The |
first one almost died, but I'm nursing it back to health.
|Coneflower: I was worried about these babies. They didn't look |
great for much of their initial month. Now they're flowering!
|Hens and chicks. I planted lots of these (along with ice plant) along the borders.|
|This is my very first Brown-Eyed Susan to flower. I notice them all over |
Denver right now, so I imagine next year's plants will be much fuller.
Next year my poppies will likely bloom too, but they just weren't developed enough this summer.
I hope you're enjoying some color and flowers this summer!