A quiet morning, before the rain comes, is the perfect time to take a walk in my early summer garden and see what might be blooming. It is a little chilly, so the hot coffee warms me as I walk in the damp grass.
A bunny with purple petunias is a pretty sight at the edge of my perennial garden.
One of my newer plants - First Love - will be full of pretty pink flowers soon.
These purple spiky flowers will bloom the rest of the summer. I lost the tag and can't remember their name, but I love the bright color. (update - suggestion is Purple Sage)
Pink and white coneflowers sit pretty, next to this little stone birdhouse.
My favorite daisies have a few blooms and are ready to provide me will many summertime bouquets.
All the hostas are looking healthy and each have a purple flower on a tall, center spike. The green variegated leaves are so pretty.
I planted Mexican Heather, with its little purple flowers, in a few pots and planters this year and it is growing and blooming well. The deep green of the leaves next to the purple blooms is really striking.
How rewarding to see all the plants, both old and new, ready to be in bloom. The full beauty is yet to come, but with the rain and a few sunny days, my work will be rewarded.