This morning I went out and took some pictures of some of the plants that are currently in bloom. It is a gray, cloudy day, but I figured that the lack of sun would intensify the color of the flowers in the photos.
So here is what is presently blooming at my place...
Feverfew is a medicinal plant that used to be used for treating fevers, headaches and arthritis. It is also an attractive decorative perennial with small daisy-like flowers.
Filipendula is a not-so-common plant that likes a lot of water. Since I have a number of damp areas, I have planted several of these perennials. They grow fairly tall... more than three feet in height... and they have delicate pinkish flowers.
I previously mentioned and showed a picture of gooseneck loosestrife. This is its cousin, the purple loosestrife. It also likes damp locations.
I just planted this blanket flower this year. Unlike most perennials, it is supposed to bloom all summer long. We'll see.
I have a large variety of daylilies. The early bloomers have begun.
I also have some Asiatic lilies which are now in bloom.
Most of my flowers beds are filled with perennials which generally bloom once and then are done. So, to provide summer-long color, on my patios I set out a load of flower pots with annuals. In the back right corner is a tomato plant. I used to have a large vegetable garden, but it produced more than I or more neighbors could eat. So now my vegetable gardening is reduced to one potted cherry tomato plant.