I've had to cut down the shasta daisies because they set seed and spread like crazy, but now the lilies (mostly asiatic) are starting in this front area of my Calgary garden. One of my favourite flowers and so easy to grow! Also, catmint, veronica and yarrow, various grasses and spirea are in bloom now. I planted a lot of new little grass plugs this spring but they are way behind the established ones I already had - next year should be quite a show when these grasses have matured a little!
Do you like the new urn? I moved a few perennials this spring and they're smaller than usual, so I plunked this urn in to fill up the empty spot. I think I'll keep it! It needs a little something as a screen behind it... I think I'll plant a few more grasses here. And by the way, I've decided to call the entire garden "Spruce Meadows" since I have so many spruce and mine is a fairly natural style.
That's teasel on the left side of the bottom picture - I planted it from seed on a whim last year, it didn't do much and I didn't think it was going to survive the winter. But there it is with big buds on it. The kids are thrilled! Surprises like this are what really make gardening fun, don't you think?
I'm not sure I'm loving the cedar mulch. I think next time I put down mulch I'll put down something dark in colour. The light colour is hurting my eyes! But it should get better as the cedar ages.