I planted Missouri Primrose, Oenothera missouriensis (Onagraceae,) last spring. The three plants grew all summer, and this is my first bloom. Because of its short stature, I put the three at the front of the border next to the stairs. Descending the stairs, I can see them blooming on my left.
Another yellow favorite in the same bed is the rose ‘Carefree Sunshine.’ This prolific bloomer and grower never fails to perform.
The common yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is just starting to open. I love the yellow against the gray foliage.
I bought this variegated lantana at Bustani. I’ve never seen any like it before. Love how the flowers bring out the yellow in the leaves.
Iris ‘Moon Journey’ at my friend, Bonnie’s, house. She has an iris farm in Carney, Oklahoma.
This is another beautiful, yellow iris, but I couldn’t find the name.
Angela @ Cottage Magpie created this challenge. I decided to combine it with my Green Thumb Sunday post. Spread the love and visit Angela and the Green Thumb Sunday participants on my sidebar.
Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there. I’m off to visit the four mothers in my life, my mother, stepmother, stepgrandmother and mother-in-law. Aren’t I blessed to have so many?
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You have beautiful photos too. 🙂
Mr. McGregor's Daughter says
Those are the yellow that I like. The solid yellow Iris reminds me of an antique variety that my mom used to grow when I was growing up. It had a sweet scent.
I do love yellow.~~Dee
Yolanda Elizabet says
Yellow is such a happy colour and works very well in the garden too. Very pretty Irises and that rose is gorgeous too. Does it have a scent?
Yolanda Elizabet, it is a happy color. Just looking at yellow makes me smile.~~Dee
Lucy Bloom says
Hi Dee, you have such beautiful plants in your garden, you must just love being out there. Saw your other post about the Tornado, must be quite scary when you hear a siren go off, glad all was OK.
Hi Lucy, it is truly my favorite place to dwell.~~Dee
I love Iris Moon Journey. x
I may need to own that one. My iris weren’t that pretty this year.~~Dee
I am glad you didn’t have the tornado touch down to close to you. All the flowers look great!!! I love yellow flowers too(-:
So soft and yellowy. You can’t beat a good Iris.
So true, Curtis, so true.~~Dee
Lisa at Greenbow says
You are indeed blessed with Mothers. You lucky lady.
I love all the yellows in your garden. All of my irises have been given to me. I don’t know what any of them are named. I
don’t love them any less for not having a name though. I just enjoy their beauty.
Lisa, they don’t need a name to have a place in our hearts, do they?~~Dee
Hi Dee, on a completely unrelated topic. I finally did the book tag.
Saw it and loved it.~~Dee
Angela (Cottage Magpie) says
I love your yellow photos–and I also loved your tornado story and your “hoe” post — funny! I don’t know why I haven’t had you on my blogroll before. You are now! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the yellow challenge!
Thanks, Angela, I’m honored to be on your blogroll.~~Dee
That yummy yellow bloom theme is really eye-pleasing, Dee. I’m happy you wrote about your wonderful mothers and mother-types. My mom, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and other maternal friends are on my mind and heart today, too. A blessing.
Spent the afternoon gardening. Planted more roses (someone keeps sending me roses to trial and I keep finding space to plant them).
Debra, I hope your trial roses do well for you. I have a couple of trial ones myself. The jury’s still out. I love yellow.~~Dee
I remember lantana like that in San Diego–perhaps even in our yard. It’s the yarrow, though, that makes me sigh at the moment; mine is just poking its head above the soil, and yours is in bloom! Such differences–Is yarrow native there, as it is here in Montana?
Hi Kate, yarrow is native here too. We are all part of the Great Plains stretching from here to Montana.~~Dee
Lovely photos. The lantana is indeed unusual. I saw it for the first time on someone’s blog, and was fascinated with it since I have so many lantana plants. I checked with a couple of nurseries, and they say it is not meant for our climate. Darn!
Happy GTS to you too. I’m sorry you can’t grow this lantana too. All the lantanas add such color when the weather is hot.~~Dee
I like the yellow theme. I’ll go check out Angela’s next.
And that lantana is really different. The variegated leaves and also the leaves seem large for a lantana. Very nice.
Hi Malisa, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love comments.~~Dee
I’ve been looking for the Carefree Sunshine; that seems like a great rose.
Eliz, I know Chamblee’s Rose Nursery in Texas has it. You can order from them @ http://www.chambleeroses.com/.~~Dee
I love the primrose . Where can I get one?
Deb, they aren’t that common here. I found mine at Farmer’s Grain in Edmond last year. I looked on the internet though, and I think you can order them several places. I hope you get some. They’re very pretty.~~Dee
Wonderful yellow blooms. I love that multi colored iris, GORGEOUS! Have a wonderful, sunny Mother’s Day.
Thanks, Cinj. Hope you have a beautiful sunny day.~~Dee