Well, you all know that this little Dutch Colonial is our first house right? Along with our first house we got our first ever yard to care for. When it comes to the inside of our house, we totally know what we are doing... But when it comes to the outside, we still don't really know what we are doing (I'm sure our neighbors love that, JK!).
Thankfully, the previous homeowners did do a lovely job landscaping the front yard. Throughout the spring and summer we get to watch a variety of perennials bloom. Now that we are in our third summer in our home, I thought I should find out what exactly is growing and make myself a little landscape plan for our front yard. Maybe next spring I will be able to do a better job keeping an eye on these flowers and maybe even add a few more?
Let's take a look at these beauties... and I hope some of you out there can help me figure out their names! I know a few thanks to the help of my expert gardener pal Dean (Hammers and High Fives Dean!) but not all. This is where "Name That Flower!" comes in! Where you see a blank line with a number is where I need help with names- are you in? Let's get started!
Earlier in the summer these ___(1)___ popped up. Some type of Iris?
Just behind those were Baptista. Love the color of these!
Along our walkway were these Peonies. I love Peonies! They are so full and dreamy, I wish they lasted longer, I miss them!
Just recently, these Shasta Daisies bloomed on the opposite side of our yard.
Neighboring them are these Black Eyed Susans and....
Cone Flowers, they indeed attract a lot of birds, bugs, and butterflies as it says in their description!
Now that the Peonies are gone, nearby their old location are Bee Balm. Is is just me or does they look like they could be a character on the Muppets?
Lastly, I caught this Tiger Lily that was just starting to bloom. I think we are going to have a whole bunch pretty soon!
So that is what's been 'growing' on in our front yard! (ha, get it?). I'll be sure to share more images if we see more flowers pop up (if they do that this late in the summer? See, I really know nothing about gardening!).