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Take a Stroll Through the Farmhouse Flower Garden

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Would you like to join me for a little stroll around the farmhouse flower garden?

I thought it would be fun to take you on a little tour of my flower garden. Taking an evening walk is a great way to relax at the end of the day.

Starting your flower garden takes lots of plants and you want to get mainly perennials so you are not having plant cost year after year. If you are new to gardening, perennials are plants that come up yearly. Annuals are ones you have to buy and plant each year. I usually only buy annuals for my flower pots that sit on my porches.  It is fun to get perennial flower starts from family and friends. My flower starts came from my mother. She is my go to flower supplier and adviser.  Her flower garden is amazing. I will plan on posting a tour of her garden soon.

Farmhouse Flower Garden Tour

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All the plants in my flower garden are perennials.

Up first is the traditional Day Lily  flower in the front of the house landscape.

Day Lilies are a favorite to add to landscaping. They have beautiful yellow blooms.

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Tiger Lily.  Even though it is spotted it is called a Tiger. I think I will rename it something like “Cheetah Lily” or “Spotted Leopard Lily”.  The bright orange with the spots is a real eye-catcher.

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I am not sure of the name of this lily.  It has a double petal with bright orange color.

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Herb Mint.  So many ways to use mint and it is so easy to grow.  Uses:  mint tea, oils, tea leafs in cool drinks, just to name a few. It will actually take over your garden if you do not cut it back.

The mint can be used fresh and also dried for use later.

TIP:  If you suspect your breath isn’t as fresh as it could be…..run to your garden and chew a piece of the mint.

Now you will have minty fresh breath.  Ha!

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 Fresh Mint. Growing mint is so easy. Plant it & take your clippings.

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My “Columbine” flower only had one bloom left.

Sorry I didn’t get a photo when the entire plant was full of blooms.

Columbine is an early spring bloomer and I totally spaced taking a photo at its peak.

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My “Hydrangea.”  This top photo is the beginning of the blooms.

The next photo is the full blooms in a beautiful pink.

I am in love with this plant.

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They make beautiful cuttings for bouquets.

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The “Pink Coral Bells”.  Has always been one of my favorites.

This is one of the favorites of the  hummingbirds & butterfly’s

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Coral Bell in pink

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“Red Coral Bell”. The foliage looks almost identical to the Pink Coral Bell foliage, but I think may be a little deeper green.

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Isn’t the Red Coral Bell bloom beautiful?

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 The “Live Forever” plant will bloom once it gets large enough.

It has a pretty lavender bloom.

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Persimmon tree blooms. I keep hoping its a female tree but so far no persimmons have been produced.

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The Apple tree.  The apples are just starting to form.

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The ever lovely “Lavender” flower.  I can never get enough of this wonderful fragrance.

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Rose of Sharon.  This is really a bush with beautiful blooms. Mine measures about 5 ft and I think it has been growing for 2 years.

“Eastern Purple Coneflower”

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The Eastern Purple Cone flowers grow to about 4 1/2 feet tall.

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This is some of the flowers that are or will be in bloom soon here in the Midwest.

I have Black-eyed Susan’s that are about to bloom but were not ready for this tour.

They are a  pretty bright yellow petal flower with a dark brown center and will last late into the fall.

Conclusion

Do you have flowers in your yard?  Do you have perennials or annuals or a mix?

Thank you for joining me on this tour of my farmhouse flower garden.  Make it a great day!


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38 Comments

  1. July 13, 2015 / 7:39 am

    Beautiful, just beautiful! I especially love the mint and hydrangeas. Basil is another herb that seems to grow exceedingly well also! Have a great day!

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 19, 2015 / 2:54 pm

      Hey Benita…….Yes I love basil. I hope to have a bigger herb garden once I get moved to new place. Nothing like fresh herbs. Good to hear from you again. Have a good week. ~bonbon

  2. July 14, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    What a pretty garden tour. Love your pink hydrangeas. I have both perennials and annuals. For annuals, I typically get flowering vincas (they do well in the sun). Perennials…we have peonies, hydrangeas, day lillies, and other non-flowering plants.

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 14, 2015 / 5:49 pm

      Hi Tee, I haven’t tried the flowering vincas. Most of my perennials are from my mother’s flower garden which makes them even more special. Thanks so much for stopping by. ~bonbon

  3. July 14, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    I just love this!! All the different colors and kinds of flowers… I would live outside if I had this garden!

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 14, 2015 / 5:51 pm

      Hi Sydney, It is amazing how happy a flower can make a person. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful week. ~bonbon

  4. Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    July 14, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    I see you’re from the midwest, I am too, I wondered when I saw that we have a lot of the same flowers. I love photos of flowers and looking at other’s gardens. We’re having rain issues too, I need to get pics of the flowers as soon as they bloom or the petals are beat up from the storms!

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 14, 2015 / 8:10 pm

      Hi Nikki……Yes I love seeing others flower gardens and photos. This is rain is terrible isn’t it. I had to wait three days due to the rain, to take a photo of a project I did out side just to get enough light to take the photo. I am so over the storms. I am in Indiana. Thanks for taking time to stop by. ~bonbon

      • Nikki Frank Hamilton
        July 14, 2015 / 8:38 pm

        Hey, me too. Fort Wayne.

        • bonbon
          Author
          July 14, 2015 / 9:39 pm

          I am south of Indy. Greenwood. Its a small world.

  5. July 14, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Beautiful! I think I want to try planting a few of these in my garden next year. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 14, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      Hi Kati……thanks for stopping by. Have a great week! ~bonbon

  6. July 15, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Gorgeous flowers. All my lilies are blooming now too. Gotta love lilies! Your orange lily is a common wildflower lily. I don’t know what the scientific name for it is either. But it’s a great plant because it will grow in troubled spots where not much else grows. I have mostly perennials too, but I plant annuals up against the house where I want a more tamed look.

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 15, 2015 / 2:31 pm

      Hi Amy…..Yes the orange lily is the one that I had my husband dig up on a country road. You are so right about them growing where not much else will, I can remember them being covered in dust from the gravel road and they kept right on blooming. Growing up we always called them tiger lilies but I do not believe that is the correct name LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Hope to see you again soon. ~bonbon

  7. July 15, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the tour Bonbon! I love your flowers! My Coneflowers and Black-eyed Susan’s are just starting to bloom and my hydrangeas look nice right now. I’m trying my hand at a butterfly garden, but the bunnies and all of the rain we’ve had killed a few perennials I planted this year. I also planted swamp milkweed, bee balm and herbs that the butterflies enjoy. Now I just need to go outside and snap a few photos! Have a wonderful day!

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 15, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      Hi Kelly…..I was out in the flower garden last night and my black-eyed Susan’s are now blooming as well. I have always wanted to have a butterfly garden too…….this rain has been crazy. The bunnies seem to like my coral bells. I hope to rev up my garden next year when we are in our new house. This year I have kinda been in limbo, selling one house and building another. I will be moving what plants I can to my new place. I would love to see your flowers if you get time to take some photos. Thanks so much for the chat. Hope to chat again soon. ~bonbon

  8. July 15, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    GORGEOUS flowers!! Hydrangeas are definitely my favorite too! Love your pretty pink ones! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 15, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Hi CD……Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Love your Link Party, thanks for hosting ~bonbon

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 19, 2015 / 2:57 pm

      Hi Lorelai…….Thank you. I love your Home Matters Link Party……thanks for hosting. ~bonbon

  9. July 17, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    bonbon, your garden is gorgeous!!! So many beautiful flowers. You are so lucky to have apples! I have been waiting 3 summers now to have some and this year we finally have 2:). Have a great weekend and thanks so much for linking up at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Take care, Tara

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 19, 2015 / 3:02 pm

      Hello Tara…..If I remember correctly it took about 3 years for my apple tree to produce also. Since then each year it produces more than the year before. This year it has a lot. The birds and deer seem to really enjoy them. LOL Thanks for stopping by. Take care and enjoy your week! ~bonbon

  10. July 19, 2015 / 7:59 am

    Your garden is gorgeous, thanks for the wonderful tour! I love the hydrangeas and the purple coneflowers, we have some of those too. We’ve been up at our VT lake house for the past couple weeks, so am not sure what is blooming back in MA, the day lilies were in full bloom when we left and I’m hoping some of our blackberries will be ready when we get back this week.

    This is one of my favorite posts from What’d You Do This Weekend? and will be one of my features at this Monday’s party, I hope you will join us again!

    • bonbon
      Author
      July 19, 2015 / 3:06 pm

      Hey Joy……..thank you so much. When you return home from the lake house you will probably have some beautiful blooms waiting on you. Blackberries are ripe here as well but our crop is not as robust as some years, I think the rain may have played a role in that. Thanks for featuring my garden tour. I truly appreciate it. I will see you at Monday’s party. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week! ~bonbon

  11. July 19, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    Bonbon, your yard is so beautiful! I would love to have a yard like yours! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I can’w wait to see what you create this week!

    Cat

  12. July 19, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    What a gorgeous garden! I love the hydrangeas especially. I just can’t grow them here.

    Thanks for sharing at the #sundaysdownunder link up. I’ve just shared and pinned your post.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • BonBon
      Author
      August 21, 2017 / 10:37 am

      Thank you for stopping by

  13. July 20, 2015 / 10:29 am

    The Lilies and Hydrangea are my favs! So pretty! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on our Pinterest Board~! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

  14. Lou Lou Girls
    July 20, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for sharing this with us! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  15. July 26, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Your flowers are lovely! Mine are so dried out from the heat – it’s nice to be able to admire some that are in good shape. Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday last week!

  16. May 4, 2017 / 2:24 am

    Hello Bonbon, I just loved your wonderful garden and flowers. I always used to relax and enjoy in the evening. These tips will help me in making my garden more beautiful. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • BonBon
      Author
      May 19, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Hi Mike……thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your garden. It really is a great way to relax and gardening is a fun hobby. I would love to see photos of some of your plants if you feel like sharing. email: [email protected] Have a great day!

  17. August 18, 2017 / 2:21 am

    Hello Bonnie, I love your idea. It is a good thought for farm house flower gardening. These all flowers are looking pretty with awesome photography. I liked your post. Thanks and keep sharing.

    • BonBon
      Author
      August 21, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Hi Mike ….thank you very much for stopping by.

  18. December 12, 2018 / 5:42 am

    You have a lovely garden, thank you for sharing it! I love the colourful pictures and the beautiful flowers, you can definitely say that you know how to take a good care of them. I have a garden too, but it’s nothing compared to yours, I just have a few perrenials and some shrubs, and I don’t have the time needed to maintain them properly. I love the tiger lily by the way, it’s gorgeous.

    • BonBon
      Author
      December 12, 2018 / 5:55 am

      Hi Jane. So nice you stopped by. Thank you for the kind words. I am fortunate to have the area and time to have a flower garden. The tiger lily is one of my favorites too. I hope you have a great day and come back again. Take care. BonBon

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