Fewer pictures than usual to share this week, and still no daisies!
The clematis on the front corner of the patio is looking quite spectacular though:
Out of all our clematis, this is the one that grows the most aggressively. And the flowers are such a pretty, intense shade of pink!
Here's a close-up:
I'm not sure what variety this (or any of our clematis, for that matter) is, but the flowers actually maintain that shape instead of opening the rest of the way. They sort of remind me of tiny lilies. :-)
Oh, and remember that big pot in the front yard with coleus and alyssum in it? Well in just over 2 weeks it went from this:
I took that picture almost a week ago, it's looking even fuller now.
In sadder news, I'm pretty sure I killed 2 of the 3 mums that I transplanted this spring. Oops? But they're the only plants I've lost so far this year, and I've spent a grand total of $13.15 on plants this spring (in other words: a lot less than I spent on the 20 bags of mulch I've used so far!), so I suppose I can afford to buy a couple of new mums.
As long as the weather is reasonably nice, my mom and I are planning on checking out this garden tour tomorrow. This will have two possible effects: Either I will come home inspired and full of wonderful ideas for my gardens, or I will feel horribly inadequate and embarrassed of my novice gardening skills. ;-)