Things are really blooming on the farm!
It seems our wet spring really was good for everything. Not only are we seeing some new flowers this year, some of the ones we’ve seen in past summers in small amounts have really multiplied!
These blossoms up behind the barn garden are favorites of the bees. While there’s always been plants there, I don’t remember getting blossoms before this year. I think they might be some kind of spirea. We have other spirea that looks different, round bunches of flowers instead of pointed like these, but the individual little blooms that make up each one look similar.
I don’t know what these tiny white flowers are either. There’s only this one group of them, and they smell SO good!
“Look at all the bee balm!” Luke says.
Last year I think we had less than a handful of blossoms, so I’m happy to see how this has spread. It’s a nice backdrop for our handsome black-and-white boy!
On the other side of the house it has multiplied as well. This is what we see when we look out our hallway windows. What a view, right?
I think last year was the first year I noticed these flowers climbing the fence on our patio, I believe they are morning glories maybe? This year I was happy to see them climbing the fences in three different places!
Last but not least is my first calendula bloom! I started these plants from seed for our herb garden by the chicken coop. Thanks to our fellow pet blogger and chicken keeper, Christy, for telling me that these flowers are good for the chickens to eat. They are a pretty addition to the other herbs, I think. You can find Christy’s blog at WagandCluck.com. I’ll be sharing more about what’s in our herb garden outside the coop soon.
What’s blooming where you live?
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I agree that the red Bee Balm is perfect with Luke!!!!! You have such an incredible garden !
Kim - Life at Golden Pines says
Your flowers are really beautiful! Makes me wish I’d done something more with mine this year, but I just didn’t have the energy…. But they are blooming despite my neglect. Your “wild” morning glories are doing well. I have them too. They are a longtime favorite, and I need to reseed the ones I had a few years ago.
Have a good week!
Honestly, I don’t do a lot! The key is to have those types of flowers that do take care of themselves!
Beautiful flowers. We planted some bee balm in a pot this spring. From the looks of yours, I may have to put it in the ground so it has room to grow.
It’s known to spread quite prolifically, so just be sure that’s what you want. Though ours really hasn’t spread that much (probably because I wanted it to…LOL).
Melissa Clinton says
Wow! Your farm is gorgeous. All of your flowers look amazing and it seems you were just covered in snow! LOL!
It does, doesn’t it? 🙂
Lynn LaChance says
Gorgeous!! My favorite might be the Morning glories as I have never had them and they always seemed like such a beautiful flower. But I’d love to smell those white flowers too!
Whatever the white flowers were, they weren’t around for too long!
Ellen Pilch says
WOW! Everything is beautiful.
Thank you, Ellen!
Brian Frum says
Those are all so very pretty and you are as handsome as ever Luke!
Thank you, Brian!!
The Island Cats says
Beautiful flowers! And yes…those are morning glories. 🙂
Thank you for confirming that!
All the pretty flowers and handsome Luke too. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Have a woof woof day, Luke. My best to your peeps. ♥
You are right about that! 🙂
Monika, Sam & Elsa says
Beautiful blooms throughout. Your Monarda (bee balm) is absolutely fabulous! Love it.
I never knew the botanical name for that!
LLB in Our Backyard says
What beautiful summer color!!
It is outdoing itself this year! 🙂
Ducky's Mom says
All your flowers look soooo pretty! I’m jealous! But, if we had bee balm, I’m afraid poor Ducky would be getting stung daily.
It’s actually funny, but I rarely see bees on the bee balm, they seem to like a lot of the other flowers better. I see more hummingbirds at it than anything!
JoAnn Stancer says
Very very pretty
Molly the AireGirl says
Your flowers are just beautiful! Mom never had good luck with Beebalm. She thinks it might have had something to do with the plant not getting enough sun.
That definitely could be it. I never had any luck with it at our other house either.
caren gittleman says
oh my those flowers are just gorgeous! I love the tiny white ones, I have seen them before but don’t know what they are either. Your farm is gorgeous!
Thank you, Caren!
oh we love your garden… and the red flowers ook like mini fireworks and they fit so great to your fur!
That’s a good comparison….we love nice quiet fireworks! 🙂
Your place looks like a jungle, just like ours. Right now we have had a few days without rain, and Mom is not watering. She says she wants things to quit growing at this point. Your flowers look very nice.
It really has been crazy this year! It must be all the rain we got back in the spring. We’re finally getting that dry August weather, thankfully. We needed a break from the mud and bugs!
Summer’s in full bloom at your house!
And we couldn’t be happier about that!