The past couple of weeks have seen an explosion of blooms here in my garden. Some of the blooms are my standard favourites - monarda (bee balm), clematis (especially Avant-garde), various allium bulbs are blooming, and also my gaillardia. I thought I'd post a few pictures of some of the daylilies that I planted last year. These are new to me for this year. Before this, I'd only had the tiger lilies (the tall orange ones) and a plain yellow.
I put these in rather hurriedly last fall, so I didn't make name tags for them. Whoops. Now I'm not sure what varieties they are. None the less, I'm pleased with the blooms.
This one is a rather lovely peachy-yellow with faint orange bits.
A rather plummy-mauve bloom!
This one might be my personal favourite - I love the ruffles on the petals and the inner colour ring.
Not a daylily, but this is a bloom on my hardy Opuntia cactus, which survives very nicely in the zone 5a Iowa winter! It had about 30 blooms on it this year.
Here's a new echinacea for me this year as well. I love the deep magenta colour.
Well, in case you're wondering why baby bottles appeared in the title of this post, I thought I'd post this rather cute video of Marshmallow having her bottle. She has 4 bottles a day now, taking 7 ounces per feeding. She's really doing ever so well. She's learning to jump, very nimbly. She can nearly jump onto the bed. She sleeps on the dog's bed at night and the dog has taken to sleeping in the living room. When she wakes in the morning though, she can barely contain her energy and immediately comes over to the bed for attention, bouncing at my side as if her legs were pogo sticks. In any event, enjoy the "feeding time" show!