These are some photos I took in and around my yard over the last couple of days. Everything is in full bloom right now. All photos have been reduced and optimized for smaller file size. Click photos for larger versions.
I crowded two of these large containers with annuals a few weeks ago, one on either side of the concrete walkway at the side of the house. Now they are absolutely filled with flowers and are really pretty.
This is the second container of annuals, on the opposite side of the walkway, in full bloom. This container is below the fern and ivy bed on the slope, and beside the small rock bed of pinks and verbena, along the side of the concrete.
White and pink dianthus flowers in a small bed in front of a low rock wall. Although these flowers are sold as annuals, almost all of them come back and spread here, year after year. I love these flowers, with all their different colors and shades.