Monday, July 27, 2009


Johnny Jump-Ups, violas and alyssum in the flower bed in front of the kitchen window. They are reliable self-seeders, which is great for this year when I haven't had much extra time or energy to put into the flower gardens. Just when I was worried there wouldn't be much out there, they volunteered to put on a show.

Sunny flowers out front.

Johnny Jump-Up, up close.

An English lavender. I have since trimmed it down quite a bit on the sides since it started to grow over the dwarf dahlias. My bumblebees really hang out on this bush a lot. I like growing lavender because it likes our hot, dry summers. If I don't harvest the flowers, they actually still look and smell nice into the fall. I just let them dry on the bush.

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