Flowers wait for no one; we all know that!
At this time of year you really do have to walk through your gardens on a daily basis, regardless of the torrential rains or the soggy rain gear. Flowers cannot wait to show off & I've found that some of the best ones last for only a few days...
|~ Basket of Gold (Alyssium) ~|
|~ candy tuft ~|
The candy tuft has made a wonderful comeback after being munched on by the deer last spring. This flower will also last a while in the flower beds & appreciates a good prune when done flowering. Make sure to give it space - the plant will grow quite large if you let it & take over whatever space is around it.
|~ Lady's Mantle ~|
Lady's Mantle has the potential to become invasive but as long as you have a heavy hand with the pruner & dead-head the flowers before they go to seed, you should be able to contain it. I just love the way the rain drops sit on the leaves & how resilient it is to the now-no-longer present deer & occasional lawnmower or weed wacker attack.
Wonder what else is sparkling out there this weekend?