I wanted to get in a final posting of the last of the pictures that were taken at Lilyfest. So here is some of the whimsy and some of the other flowers that were there this year.
Now you know what to do with those old shovels and besides it is going to be too hot this week to use them. They could also be there at the ready to dig up the invasive Gooseneck Loosestrife that is growing around them.
If real alliums will not grow for you or you just hate those yellowing leaves before the blooms come on, there is always the metal plant stake versions to stick in the beds.
If your tree bites the dust or the wind topples it just stick it in the ground upside down and plant flowers in the roots.
And the feeding of a Parrot in the nude is not recommended.
The Butterflies were faster than I were that day or they were in a hurry to get to as many of the blooms as they could.
Maybe it had spotted the white blooms on the Bottle Brush tree that were so airy and lovely.
I like the color pink so the shades of pink in the Lady Baltimore hibiscus blooms were one my favorites.
Then there were also pink blooms in the Lotus pond
If not the blue hydrangea then maybe this purple one would suit you better.
The reds of Jacob Cline monarda with the sunlight filtering through the trees.
The pinks and burgundies of the coleus growing in the shade.
If you are just prickly on Monday mornings (ahumm) then maybe you would have enjoyed the new Cactus bed they were starting to create.
But most went just to see the lilies.
Everyone stay safe this week with the heat advisory warnings that are out.