I thought I'd start with my Rose of Sharon which has just started blooming recently. I have several different varieties and they come up throughout my garden. Since left to their own devises they become small trees, I have to think about it when I let new volunteers grow.
Rose of Sharon are members of the hibiscus family but their blooms are smaller than the tropical hibiscus. Below is a shot of my Rose of Sharon reaching up through the trees.
Another star in my garden at the moment are my hydrangea bushes. The blooms are at different stages on a single bush which I enjoy.The early blooms are white and blue and then they start to go solid blue.Later they turn almost purple. What surprises me is at the moment I have individual blossoms on a single shrub that are representing the various stages so it's a lovely mishmash.
There is so much in bloom at the moment, it's hard to know where to stop. Below is a wildflower which is very tall with small blooms. Below is a closeup of the flowers.To give you an idea of the size of the bloom, below is a wider shot and these are the flowers near the top of the photograph.
I have always loved meadows and I'm discovering that all it takes to achieve a meadow after years of gardening is to stop weeding. Some might see a section of weeds, I see a meadow.
My mini meadow is filled with purple cone flower (above), coriopsis (below) and blackeyed susan (last shot), amongst other flowers and grasses.
The butterflies, bees, birds, dragonflies, rabbits, and other animals love to hang out in my wild garden. The mosquitoes do too but hopefully they will be eaten by some of my more desirable visitors. I guess that's a little harsh but I don't like getting bit. I don't mind bees because they are more interested in the flowers than they are in me.For other participants, please go to the home of Today's flowers.