Things are really blooming on the farm!
It seems our wet spring really was good for everything. Not only are we seeing some new flowers this year, some of the ones we’ve seen in past summers in small amounts have really multiplied!
These blossoms up behind the barn garden are favorites of the bees. While there’s always been plants there, I don’t remember getting blossoms before this year. I think they might be some kind of spirea. We have other spirea that looks different, round bunches of flowers instead of pointed like these, but the individual little blooms that make up each one look similar.
I don’t know what these tiny white flowers are either. There’s only this one group of them, and they smell SO good!
“Look at all the bee balm!” Luke says.
Last year I think we had less than a handful of blossoms, so I’m happy to see how this has spread. It’s a nice backdrop for our handsome black-and-white boy!
On the other side of the house it has multiplied as well. This is what we see when we look out our hallway windows. What a view, right?
I think last year was the first year I noticed these flowers climbing the fence on our patio, I believe they are morning glories maybe? This year I was happy to see them climbing the fences in three different places!
Last but not least is my first calendula bloom! I started these plants from seed for our herb garden by the chicken coop. Thanks to our fellow pet blogger and chicken keeper, Christy, for telling me that these flowers are good for the chickens to eat. They are a pretty addition to the other herbs, I think. You can find Christy’s blog at WagandCluck.com. I’ll be sharing more about what’s in our herb garden outside the coop soon.
What’s blooming where you live?
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