My husband surprised me one day by purchasing and planting a whole bunch of new dahlia tubers in a variety of colors. I don't think he saved the packaging though, so I'm not sure what type they are. There are a few of this deep, deep red flower, which looks even darker when displayed indoors -- very dramatic.
And yet another bud. This one has been tightly shut for a while now. I'm eagerly anticipating its bloom and can't wait to see what color it will be!
Here is the dahlia garden, minus our peachy-orange plant that is off by itself near the gate. It's not as tall and robust as usual, but there are some buds.
I've planted a few herbs: Basil, Italian parsley and cilantro. Even though cilantro is supposed to like full sun, I find it does best in a container on our north-facing front porch. Below is my little basil plant. I hope it takes off so I can make pesto this year.
Lastly, below is a hydrangea that someone my husband works with gave to him. I have no idea what color the flowers will be, and I don't care because any hydrangea is a good hydrangea. It is small (that's a 6-foot fence behind it), but has grown nicely since it was planted about a month ago. It seems happy in the dappled sunlight of the backyard.
What's growing in your garden?