Blooming This Week

Walker’s Low Catmint

I love catmint! What’s not to love about a plant that blooms spring to fall? It loves the heat, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and is deer resistant. Not that we have deer, but that’s good to know if there are deer in your area.

Gaura–Whirling Butterflies

This delightful plant reseeded itself, so now there are two. I like that! In the lower left corner is the high mallow. Somehow, I lost its picture.  


This yarrow keeps spreading out. It looked like a patch of sunshine on this heavily-overcast day.


36 thoughts on “Blooming This Week

  1. I liked the yellow ones, too. Carol Ann’s comment cracked me up 🙂 (I shouldn’t confess this, but I actually did try saying “yellow yarrow” several times and confirmed that my tongue will not allow it.)


  2. I didn’t know catnip has such lovely blooms. Your yarrow is so pretty…mine is only about two inches right now!


  3. You have three of my favorites from the perennial garden at my old house, although the gaura never really took off. I loved the catmint. Thanks for reminding me. I might be able to squeeze some in around here somewhere. We do have a bit of yarrow.


    1. You have so many pretty gardens, Christine, and I love when you show them to us. I would like to add some character to mine with sculpture, or something, just don’t know what. Guess it might help to SHOP. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.


    1. Thanks, Beth Ann. You grow your own catnip? I don’t think I’ll try that with my birds and little yard bunny. A stray cat wanders through every once in awhile, causing mayhem. 🙂


    1. I hope you find some, Pix. I don’t know how I missed it in previous years. We just bought it last year, and am so glad we did. It can be seen from the road in front of the house, and it makes me smile every time I see it.


  4. I know nothing, absolutely nothing, about plants so keep that in mind as I ask my question. These look more like weeds to me, are they weeds? See, told you I know nothing about plants 🙂


    1. Technically, a weed is anything growing where you don’t want it. I bought these at the garden center to create a butterfly garden, therefore, they only look like weeds! 🙂 Thanks for bringing a smile to my face. I think I even heard giggling…


    1. Thanks for looking, Tracy. I’m very pleased with the perennials starting to spread out a bit. The bee balm seems happy the big oak tree is gone, it has doubled in size since last year. And it looks like some new black-eyed susans are popping up in their area. I planted extra fennel this year for those hungry caterpillars. 🙂


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