Just in time with the Memorial Day weekend, it seems that summer has officially arrived. We are hot, humid and not a rain drop in sight. I have already had to run the sprinklers twice. If there is one thing about gardening I hate, it is running the sprinklers. No matter how many times I do it, it takes me forever to get it right. Trying to hit as much of the flowers as possible, trying not to waste too much on the driveway or street. I always end up getting it in the face at least once. The neighbors on both sides of us have automatic sprinkler systems. To say I am envious, would be putting it entirely too mildly.
I just walked around and snapped a few pics of what's blooming right now. The irises are just finishing up. These lovely deep purple colored ones are my favorites.
One of my favorite things to grow is lavender. I used to have it in my herb bed in the backyard, but it didn't seem to like it there. I've moved it to my sidewalk bed in the front yard and it loves it!! I'm probably going to by a few more plants. I would love to have it lining the bed on both sides.
Do you have a favorite garden color combination? Mine is pink and purple. I love it, so soothing. This speedwell is about finished, but it looks lovely next to the pink Missouri primrose.
Last but not least are my pink fairy roses. These were just a mass of color this year. But it seems as quickly as they opened, they dried up. It's just so hot and dry.