I am learning, however, and this year has turned out to be my best years for flowers yet. They still look like an unorganized, jumbled mess - but at least they're growing!
|Front Garden, South Side|
|A pretty purple flower surrounded by Clarkia|
|Clarkia, Bachelor Buttons and a bright Orange flower|
|I have no idea, but it's pretty|
This Clematis was planted three years ago. It comes back every year, but it never gets very tall and usually breaks off at the bottom before it gets very far along. Last year I got a flower but bugs at the petals as soon as it bloomed.
This year, it grew like gangbusters and this past week it gave me a ton of flowers. No, I still haven't made a trellis for it - I honestly didn't expect it to do this - so right now it's weaving its way through the Iris leaves, which I think is quite pretty.
I just love how the buds are tight little spirals before they open.
|White Phlox Buds|