I mentioned in a previous Flower Friday post that our flowers around here seem to come in groups of colors. Late summer brought an influx of whites! We have phlox in shades of pinks and purples too, but the whites were the most prolific this year.
They are one of my favorites with their subtle sweet scent and I love to bring them in the house. I stopped doing that because of Luke’s allergies though….but there are still plenty to enjoy outside.
To the right of the white phlox in the above photo you can see our hydrangea bush. I’ve complained in the past that it’s just not a very spectacularly pretty bush, but I’ve also noticed it has a subtle sweet scent; and it likes to prove me wrong by turning a pretty pink before it goes by. I don’t remember it turning pink last year, I thought it went right to a bronze.
Later in the summer, this lily always surprises me with it’s huge blossoms. It’s the lone “true lily” in our yard, all of the others in yellows and oranges are daylilies. This one bloomed for quite a while.
You might remember we shared the red, white, and blue plant I bought earlier in the summer. Mother Nature decided to treat us to her own version by our patio (sometimes she can be nice!).
It’s funny, because that red bee balm is the only one that ever comes up by the patio! Bee balm is known to be invasive in it’s spreading, but this one always seems to stand alone. I don’t know what the white and blue (or purple) flowers are around it, they may just be wildflowers.
Last but not least, our cat Samantha has some pretty Alyssum in her boxes outside her windows.
Funny story about that – I didn’t want to spend any money in the spring to buy flowers for those boxes. So I just put some Alyssum seeds in there early summer, and then forgot all about it! It was hot and dry early summer, and I never even remembered to water them. Finally, I did, but by then I didn’t expect them to ever really grow. They certainly surprised me when they did! Again, nature likes to give us some nice surprises sometimes, and we’ll take ’em (goodness knows we have enough fails in the gardening department)! 🙂
Happy Flower Friday and have a great weekend!
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