Brenda Beust Smith, the Lazy Gardener column

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What’s Blooming in My Garden

Just a few photos of what is blooming right now in my garden. My Colorado Hardy Water Lily surprised me with two blooms this week. A pretty salmon pink color, this waterlily is in a large concrete pot near my backdoor gate.

Also the first bloom of my society garlic.

And my little olive trees in 1 gal pots starting blooming profusely with these little white flowers.