Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Garden Pics





A couple garden pics to tide you over until I have more knitting to show. The top one is Bee Balm. I have been admiring Bee Balm in gardens all over Madison for many years and we finally have some growing in our own yard. When you see a big stand of it in full bloom in July, you know it's summer. We don't have a big stand, yet, but in a few years, I hope to have it all over the yard.

The second image is just a lily. We have several different kinds of lilies. I love how agreeably easy they are and they always put on a good show.

10 comments:

Bezzie said...

Very beautiful--as always!

LizzieK8 said...

My grandmother, in MN, always had loads of tiger lilies growing next to the garage. They still are my favorite flowers.

Kristina said...

Your photos have cheered me up immensely on a grey day. Thanks... the bee balm is particularly lovely. Wish I knew how not to kill plants! :-)

Sarah said...

Glad you finally got your bee balm! I love that stuff too.

Jolynn said...

Ah, the colors of summer! Thanks for showing your pics! ^_^

kmkat said...

Bee balm is such fun. Vigorous, which could mean invasive if you meant to keep it confined to a small area. But glorious when it can spread to create a mass effect.

GURO said...

I've never seen bee balm before. Reminds me of a jester hat. What do they look like in a big stand? And "just a lily"? Lilies are so beautiful. I have two in my kitchen window now, will be prettying up the garden next summer.

clarabelle said...

The lily is a beautiful colour! We usually have loads in our garden, but very few have surfaced this year, for some odd reason. And I must check out the bee balm - I've never heard of it before...

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I grew bee balm once. I liked it, too. Mine was the same color. Does it come in different shades?

YarnThrower said...

My mom gave me some bee balm last year, and I didn't know it had bright red flowers....so this summer, when the bright red (and lovely) flowers showed up, I wasn't sure if it was a noxious weed (I'm a little behind in the garden, and have more thistles than anything else, and a little garlic mustard) or if it was something I wanted to keep. So, I was going to take a picture of the flower to send to my mom to ask her what it is -- though you answered my question, so thank you for the info! It does look great, very striking!