22 April 2016

What's Blooming at Our Good Life

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When Spring springs, everything moves so fast!  Here's what is blooming in Zone 6a in Missouri in our yard.

Zone 6 blooms



This plant, catmint, grows madly and requires some maintenance throughout the summer, but it doesn't need much care.  We planted these two years ago and they get huge.  The bees love them, and that's important right now!

bee balm

This lilac got its first blooms this year.  So far this is the only set of blooms I have seen, so I decided not to cut them to bring them inside and after the blooms are spent, I will feed this plant.  I want a big bush of blooms next year!

lilac

The butterfly garden is greening up but so far this is the only plant that has bloomed.  It's called and I love the purple flower on it.  The butterfly garden was set up last year and all the plants got eaten to the quick by the rabbits.  Bob quickly surrounded the remaining plants with wire and now the plants are growing quickly.  Once the flowers are established, I will happily share some with the rabbits.


In our herb garden, we have all colors of green!  Chives are up with purple heads, cilantro is happy and growing, thyme is doing very well, oregano has full leaves and parsley is growing fast.  I love using fresh herbs in my salad.  I don't chop them very much.  I like seeing the herb!


chives

And last but not least, here is an update on the salad bowl.  It's growing well!  We will have lettuce to harvest in a week or so!

growing a salad bowl

For those of you who live in Missouri, here is the zone map I use.


16 comments :

  1. You gave me idea of what to plant in my garden as I now start to grow plants. Your garden look so beautiful with the flowers, herbs, and plants.

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  2. Beautiful! I love lilacs! When I was pregnant with my son the lilacs in my front yard (when I lived in IL) were too intense, I thought I would never like lilacs again. I like them again. :) We have a lilacs in the backyard and the peonies are about bloom!
    Happy Earth Day!!
    XOXO
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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    1. Did you peonies bloom? My second favorite flower!

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  3. I love the lettuce pot. I want to do that on my porch so the deer can't get to it.

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  4. I so wish I had a green thumb so I could have plants around the house. They never live more than a few days.

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  5. Lilacs are among my favorite flowers. They are so delicate yet strong at the same time and I love the colour. Happy Earth Day!

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  6. Everything is so beautiful and green. I love driving on neighborhood streets that have rows of super green lawns. I'm an Earth Day nerd haha

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  7. Sounds like you have a beautiful garden coming along very nicely indeed. I don't really plant anything but I'm also patiently waiting for my roses to start blooming. My lilies are up and so are my daffodils but so far nothing else. :)

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    1. We have some knock out roses. They just started blooming this week!

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  8. The purple flower is really lovely. I don't have many plants in our yard, I'm not very good with plants.

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  9. I love this post! I am currently living in a condo and miss planting all of the great beauties in a yard of my own.

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  10. Oh My GOODNESS. Your plants are so beautiful. We're getting antsy over here in Chicago to start planting.

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  11. Your garden looks amazing! I've always wanted a garden, especially for growing veggies and herbs.

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  12. Awwwww what a fabulous garden!!! I keep telling myself I need to get into gardening. I just need to find the time.

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  13. Those lilacs look beautiful! I love the way that they smell. always so good!

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  14. Terri I just the combination of green and lavender. I use the same in my own garden. So pretty!

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