Last fall, we had some landscaping done on the east and north sides of the house. The south side just had some fill dirt graded against the foundation and a cherry try planted between the apple tree and the fence. We also removed the bothersome mulberry terry from the corner of the fenced backyard.
I attempted to grow sunflowers last summer with limited success. This year, I decided I wanted a wildflower garden to give bees and hopefully hummingbirds something to enjoy. I bought a bag of wildflower seed, raked the fill dirt to loosen it and even it out and liberally sprinkled the seed along the entire south wall of the house. A few weeks later, I’m starting to see blooms, thanks in no small part to nearly ten inches of rain we received in May.
Here are a few photos of the flowers popping up in my first ever wildflower garden:
To see more photos, click on this link to my Wildflower Garden album, which I will keep updating with new photos as new blooms arrive.
And since I’m not much of a gardener nor a botanist, if anyone can identify the flowers I’ve depicted here (or in the album), please comment with the name of the flower or plant.
Have a great rest of your weekend!