"Annual" Begonia that I've had for six years now. I cut it back in the fall and spring and bring it into the house for the winter. It triples in size during each summer. Click on each image to enlarge.
Bean flower. I have five types of beans, bush and climbing. This is either a green, yellow, or red string bean.
I've moved the Hydrangea to a new location. That part of the house is undergoing some serious renovations to the exterior, so I've moved them to a quieter location. The coloring is still amazing, going from a light mint green baby flower going through the peach, pink and blue stages.
Another bean flower. I didn't know they had such an intricate bloom.
Dark Dusty Rose sedum. Many varieties of Sedum bloom in September, but mine is a mid-summer bloom. I found all of these growing alongside the train tracks, under the evergreen trees, that border this property on the south side. They were tiny, and I wasn't even positive they were Sedums, but I thought they might be. They've been in their present location for five years now, and they've spread and flourished. The color is deeper than most Sedums I've seen also.
Can't get enough of the bean flowers!
Peach and BRIGHT Yellow Day lilies are coming out as of yesterday. Last year I didn't have a single open blossom; the deer ate every single bud one night before they came out. This year, I have about 60 buds, so I hope they all make it. The color is very odd. I'm not sure I would have bought them if they had been out, but they actually go with the new house color perfectly. Plus you love your odd children more, right? hahahaha.