This week's Bloomin' Tuesday features my dinner bell flower bed--aka "the jungle!"
Jean, over at MsGreen Thumb Jean's, often talks about her wild beds. This is my wild bed! It definitely needs dividing once the timing is right. After the hot summer is over I'll tackle painting the bell and post!
Above: the redbud tree you see on the left anchors this bed, and it was blown completely over against all the daisies during our recent derecho (windstorm) here in Virginia about ten days ago. It's now pulled back and staked, and I hope it survives!
Below: Phlox and yarrow are thriving by the picket fence garden.
Below: More phlox and daisies alongside the driveway just opposite the dinner bell bed.And last is the fennel plant. I've never used fennel in cooking (maybe Hannah has), but the licorice aroma is very evident when you walk by this garden plant and crush its leaves. Caterpillars often make their home here, and beautiful butterflies abound.
To see other bloomers, head over to MsGreen Thumb Jean's!
All photo credits this week go to my sister Betty who took lots of garden photos when she visited recently. Thanks, Bet!