Some years ago there was plenty of these orange lilies in the flower bed. I am so pleased to find there still are two stems of them. Both with several flowers. I think it was a mistake to a few years ago plant the two small bushes of ‘Ölandstok’ / Dasiphora fruticosa in the same bed. They have grown and take a lot of the space. I am going to move them to an other place. My husband says it is a bad idea. That they probably will not survive the move. I hope they will. Because I have found, in my opinion, a much better place for them.
My favorite thistle is back. In 2018 there was this tall thistle in the lily bed. But, last summer, to my disappointment, it was gone. So, in the spring, this year, I was pleased to find it back in the flower bed. It is a Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare). A tall plant, about 150 cm. It begins to flower now. So there will be more thistle photos 😉
It has not been raining in a long time. Yesterday it was raining heavily. When the rain stopped I went to look if it had damaged any of the flowers. They all looked fine but wet. Here are some photos of the Tiger lilies after the rain.
In my post of yesterday I mentioned my concern it was too cold for the petals of the first Strawberry Candy daylily flower to unfold. Luckily I was wrong. It was a bit chilly in the morning and it took the flower a bit longer to unfold than usually. The afternoon was nice and warm and the flower unfolded to normal size.
The first tiger lily is in bloom. Soon there will be many, many more.
Also my red Dahlia is in bloom. So red. Love it. I should have bought a new, a larger pot this spring. But, I forgot to do it. Will do it next spring.
I, today, bought this green butterfly. I think it looks so nice in the Dahlia pot.
The first flower of the red/white Dahlia is flowering. There will be many more. This red/white has been with us already for thirteen years. Also the red will flower in a couple days.