I decided to implement something I have read on a couple of different blogs. Once a week, you post what is blooming in your area, whether it is wild or in your garden. For more examples of this, try these quality blogs:
So without further ado, here are the flowers blooming today in my yard.
Black Knight Buddleia (I am just really close and in bright light. It looks much darker to the naked eye)
Two kinds of snapdragons that I took from my mother's garden years ago. These are actually from the same woody stem every year. I have managed to perennialize them by extreme coddling in the winter.
My mother in law's Rose of Sharon tree in bloom. She says it has been here as long as she can remember, and she grew up in this house. Possibly her mom or dad planted it.
My mother in law's Easter Egg plant is flowering too.
Last but not least is...
Wild Chicory. This is my favorite wildflower. Not only does it have nutritional and medicinal purposes but it is beautiful as well. There is something about their blue little blossoms waving in the summer breeze that makes me smile. To me, they are a symbol of summer as strong as ice cream, fireworks and beach sand.
What is blooming in your area? I would love to here about it!