Monday, June 28, 2010

Seeing red...

The bee balm is absolutely exploding with color...


We planted red and purple monarda last year (or was it the year before?)...


...and it has grown and multiplied beautifully...


... calling to all the little hummingbirds who might be flying overhead.


The red blooms first. The purple will bloom later.


They're doing pretty darn good despite the fact that they are sun lovers who live in the shade...


... of the mulberry tree, cherry tree, and hemlocks...

Our garden is still a major work-in-progress. We hope to put down some temporary bark mulch paths around the plants within the next week or two....


And hopefully I'll be able to snap a photo of a hummingbird at the bee balm to share with you some time soon!... Donna

8 comments:

Connie said...

Your garden looks like a little paradise, sweetpea. Love it!
xoxo,
Connie

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! It's really doing good! I love the bright little flowers. I didn't know that was what it was called.

Hugs,
Joanne

Marilyn said...

The Bee Balm in my garden is bursting in bloom also & the Hummers are in heaven!!
Great Post.......
Have a Wonderful Day!
Marilyn
xxoo

Susan said...

Oh, Donna, I do hope the hummingbirds come. I love those sweet creatures. Susan

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

My bee balm didn't come back up that I planted last year. And I so love that plant! You shall enjoy many days of watching winged creatures flying through your garden.
Brenda

Dogwood said...

Beautiful flowers. I love the little areas in your yard!

Enjoy your day.

Angela said...

Those plants are just beautiful. Would love them in my own garden...Thanks so much for sharing. Loved the beautiful sitting vignette you have made also.

lemonverbenalady said...

Your garden and particularly your bee balm is beautiful and it will be a great day when you take photos of a hummingbird visiting. It's very exciting! Thanks for stopping by my blog!