Last year, I planted Bee Balm for the Hummingbirds/Butterflies in the front yard. Back then, I had two plants. When they were done blooming, they died out. I removed what was left over. This Spring, I’ve noticed lots of little seedlings in the flowerbed. Later, we found out, that the Bee Balm reseeded for future blooming. Today, the first blossoms appeared for this season.
Bllooming Bee Balm
Bee Balm Bud I
Bee Balm Bud II
Every Friday, I’ll post some photos of flowers. These could be garden flowers or wildflowers. Today, I begin with a Hibiscus blossom and a Foxglove.
Last year, I planted a few Mealy Cup Sage plants around the water fountain in the frontyard. We’ve got a few blooms, but not many of them. This Spring is the second year for these perennials. And they are thriving in this weather. Since the Mealy Cup Sage is facing the south side of the house, the plants get tons of sun and the warm radiation of the bricks in the evenings. Hopefully we’ll see some butterflies on the blossoms soon.
The Mealy Cup Sage is thriving in its second year in our frontyard.
Beautiful Mealy Cup Sage Blossoms
Our “Hot Lip” Sage blooms, again.
This is the second season for this perennial in our front yard.
Hot Lip Sage (Salvia microphylla) I
Hot Lip Sage (Salvia microphylla) II
Narrow-leaf Evening Primrose I
Narrow-leaf Evening Primrose II
Narrow-leaf Evening Primrose III
At the end of March and the beginning of April, I always find a lot of Narrow-leaf Evening Primroses on the strip along the fences in the back alley. They look so beautiful, when the evening Sun shines on their yellow paddles.