Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Sunday, June 26, 2011

In the Garden

This week in the garden. . . the perenials are in full bloom.

Hummelo attracts the bees.


Pink astilbe in the shade garden.

Milkweeds in the vegetable garden will hopefully attract Monarchs.


This cute little toad is a garden visitor.


A close-up of a hygrandea bloom.


This bright magenta monarda, or bee balm, is a favorite of both bees and hummingbirds.




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In the Garden

This week in the garden. . . the water lilies are blooming!


A cluster of white flowers with yellow centers.


A big pale yellow flower.

These smaller flowers are bright magneta with yellow centers.


They are all hardy water lilies that live in our small garden ponds year round in Indiana. As long as the roots don't feeze in the winter, they provide these gorgeous blooms all summer long!