Friday, June 17, 2016

Bee Balm, Sedum, Sunset Dahlia, Coreopsis, and Pansy Flowers

Hot pink bee balm (monarda): Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy floral Friday and welcome to "this week in my Maryland garden!" The pretty bee balm above started blooming this week. It's a miraculous survivor. Kind neighbors gave it to me three years ago. It bloomed just a tiny bit before something ate it down to the ground. Then last year a well meaning helper thought it was a weed and did his best to kill it. What little remained was eaten down to the ground. This year the foliage looks fantastic and the flowers are robust. Hopefully whatever ate it in previous years has moved on.
Tiny yellow sedum flowers: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
This yellow sedum is frommy kind friend Mary. Last year she let me take three tip cuttings from her beautiful plants and, by God's grace, they rooted and spread and now I have a little group of these beautiful plants. Hopefully they'll continue to spread and flower each year.
Angled sunset dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
I thought the sunset dahlia had died but there's one nice flower on it and some buds forming.
Red coreopsis with pink dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The red coreopsis started blooming this week (that's a pink dahlia in the background) and they have made a few babies. Surprisingly, the babies have yellow flowers.
Lilac, violet and pale yellow pansy: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
I found this tiny volunteer pansy plant hiding behind a bigger plant. I guess the shade from the large plant is keeping it alive despite the heat. I consider that another plant miracle.

In addition to what was already mentioned, our golden sundrops, lavender, butterfly bush (lavender and black knight) and snow on the mountain also started blooming this week. It's a fun time in my Maryland garden. Thank you to my kind friends and neighbors who share their garden abundance and thank you for visiting! May God bless them and you!

Related posts:
Mary's garden retreat:
Little bees, big flowers:
Missy's amazing garden:

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