Hubby was out doing an errand. While we were waiting for him to return, I gave Pea and Steve a tour of the garden.
The photo above is of the side garden. Excuse the empty pots. Hubby, Brandon and I were working in the yard today and I hadn't got the pots picked up before I took the photo. The mini carnations are in bloom and the balloon plant. We've added hollyhocks and blanket flowers to this garden. Hubby's bears are in there and my rock, along with a little alysum. We now have a fixture on which to wind the hose.
Brandon designed and created the pot above. He has great taste in color. He liked the contrast of the red begonias and nicotina and the green and cream ivy. I think he did a super job. (Excuse the weeds along there. It takes time to get everything done.)
The front garden is still looking pretty sparse, but we have added a foxglove along with the purple flowers that Michelle gave me last year. I'm thinking they are some kind of lillies, but they are roots and not bulbs, so I could be wrong.
This is the other end of the front garden. I'm not sure what the pink ground cover is. It was given to me by my neighbor many years ago. She calls it Hungarian geranium, but I have no idea if that is the true name. It grows like wildfire and every year I have to dig some of it out. I've already given some to Michelle and my friend here would like some. Never fear, by the end of the summer, it will be trying to take over the bed.
I love the yellow daylilly and the cosmos back toward the porch railing. I want something in there to hide the dirt and rocks under the porch. Cosmos grow tall and spread and I've also planted some hollyhock seed in there. We will see how it does.
Unless something comes up, we are planning to meet Pea and Steve in Niagara Falls tomorrow afternoon. It should be fun. Pea got a photo today, but I neglected to take my camera to the coffee shop. If we do head out to Niagara, I will be sure to take it along.
Enjoy your weekend and the company of family and friends.