Friday, May 27, 2011

Fertilizer Friday - Flaunt your Flowers May 27th

The rain was relentless this week (again!!) but a few things did put out a show of blooms despite the gloomy weather.
The basket of  Begonia's has found it's new home for the season

And the pot of Impatiens are the only thing blooming on the east side of the house

The Lilac's continue to dazzle me.

Oh how I wish you could all smell these!!

This is a fairly new addition to the garden - Camassia leichtlinii

I started with just a couple of bulbs and now have 2 healthy clumps of these gorgeous blue blooms. The bee's are all over these this year!

The White Bleeding Hearts have finally opened too
And finally, I'm still waiting (not so) patiently for this Peony to open. This was just added last fall - a gift from a friend - so I don't even know what color it is! Maybe this will be the star of next weeks Fertilizer Friday with Tootsie 

Monday, May 23, 2011

A stroll through the back garden...

The long weekend nearly behind me, I paused to see the work I had done, or better yet, the work that was left to do. My gardens are always a work in progress ... I know exactly how I want the finished layout , but time, money, and lately ENERGY is always short. Someone recently said they wanted to see the layout of my gardens so I took a little walk with my camera.
  Starting at my shady bedroom window garden.  
The Bleeding Heart is almost looking it's best and as usual, the wind is blowing.
It seems every year the wind hits this plant at it's peak.
The Solomon's Seal is really growing in nicely this year.

The white plant on the left is my Hosta 'White Feather' that I moved here last year. It was not happy in it's old place in the garden, but I think it is safe to say it likes it's new spot here.
Heading around the corner we come to the newest Hosta Bed
  There are 7 Hosta's in here, all pieces from friends except for this one I bought - 'Stained Glass' which is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
The garden shed makeover is almost done. I'd like to get the roof done, and the new doors on. But the new window box is in and has just been planted up. I don't know why, but I forgot to get a shot of that.
Heading towards the back
 There is a Wisteria on that arbor that is just getting leaves. Last year it finally had it's first bloom so I hope it will have more blooms this year. Not a lot of color in this part of the garden yet.
Going thru the arbor, here is a look on either side. Not a lot of color here yet either, but a few annuals should do the trick!

 Looking back 

The Lilac's are opening and the scent is heavenly! To think that last fall the roofers wanted me to cut this Lilac down!
This pond garden by the door is slow to get color as well. That's OK - green IS a color!
This planter of Lemon Grass greets you at the step
That's as far as my tour got before the rain. More next time :)


Friday, May 20, 2011

Fertilizer Friday - Flaunt your Flowers May 20

Spring is finally here! I'm joining Tootsie once again for Fertilizer Friday  !

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anticipation ....

The hardest part is the waiting

Sunday, May 15, 2011

After the rain...

It's just amazing how things take off after a good rain. It was just barely getting green and then we had a day of rain and things are just busting out all over the yard!
This Rhubarb was just barely out of the ground 2 days ago and look at it now!
 The 'Empress Wu' Hosta I put in last year
Sedum 'Frosty Morn' has popped too. I'm thinking I need to split this plant so it isn't so big and floppy
I'm thinking this garden Loosestrife needs dividing too
The Apple harvest is starting to look promising!
This Iris is a little early. The rest of them must know as this is the only bud.
The first 'Erna Lindgreen' is opening
Oh yes, and we can't forget about THESE blooms!