What’s Blooming in my Garden…..

 

Flower Collage May 2017Double Pink Columbine; May Night Salvia; Allium – The columbine in my yard are all from my mother-in-law. She’s a great flower gardener and she gave me some dried heads from her yard and I just scattered them around. I have several different colors popping up here and there.  The allium is also from her. I love the tall purple flowers of the May Night Salvia, but it smells like a litter box so they don’t cut and put into flower arrangements.

Irises May 2017Irises – I have several varieties of irises in my yard. These are the ones that are blooming right now.  The giant peach one on the right is from my Grandma’s house.

Begonias May 2017White Begonias – These were part of the flowers I picked out for myself for Mother’s Day. They are in a very shady spot, mostly under a bush where not much of anything grows usually. I hope they work out this year.

Pansies 2017Pansies – A gift from my son and his girlfriend for Mother’s Day this year. Thank you, I love them!

Honeysuckle 2017Honeysuckle – It has crawled up the trellis and taken over the corner of my deck. I just love how  this smells.

Amy Roses      May 2017Amy Roses – I’m sure that there a several varieties of roses here, but they all bloom a gorgeous pink. They usually bloom in June, but we’ve had such a mild winter and spring they are early. They are also lasting much longer than usual. I am not complaining one bit.  I call them Amy Roses in memory of my cousin, Amy Rose, whose favorite color was pink.  The blooms were always iffy on these plants until my sweet cousin died in a car accident. Now they bloom like crazy and this year they don’t even have black spot. Thank you Amy Rose for helping my garden grow.

Rhododendron May 2017Rhododendron – This is the best that my rhododendron has done in 18 years here.  I don’t ever recall it having this many flowers and the last few years it has only had a handful. I am thoroughly enjoying it.

20170523_115205I don’t know what this is called. I have never taken the time to look it up, but I just love it! It looks just like grass with little white flowers that bloom. It spreads through the yard, mostly in the shady areas, and when they bloom it looks like I have a field of flowers.

That’s what’s blooming in my garden today. What’s blooming in yours?

 

Happy Gardening!

 

Gardengirl

Saturday- May 18, 2013

Today is sunny and 75o at noon.  It rained overnight.  I didn’t even notice.

The columbine are blooming and the irises are growing their bud stalks.  The rose buds are really growing.  I’m so excited because there are so many.  I can’t wait to see them all bloomed.  I have a climber that is overgrown and has 1 really long stalk that is bent over and kind of in the way.  I was going to cut it off, but there are so many buds on it that I just can’t make myself do it.  After they bloom I will.

Onions are sprouting!  yay!  Potatoes might be or it might be weeds.  I’ll have to wait and see.

Going fishing this afternoon.

Tuesday-May 14, 2013

Weather today is sunny and 92o

I filled the strawberry bed with dirt today and planted my strawberries.  I hope they make it.  They were pretty dry.  While I was pulling the weeds, I found a cute and cuddly surprise….a baby bunny in a nest.  When I went inside, my doggy also found it and dug up the whole bed.  The bunny buried itself mostly and lived.  I found it with it’s head stuck in the dirt wall and covered by its fur and leaf blanket.  I put it in a tunnel that was still there and covered it back up.  I hope mama doesn’t abandon it, it’s very small still.

I also planted Yellow Finn potatoes, Beauregard sweet potatoes; red, white, yellow and bunching onions; spinach and lettuce, and 3 each of echinacea and calendula.  After I planted everything, I gave it all a good watering.  Everything I planted today is in the two beds with the empty one between them.

I took a couple of pictures of my new raised beds:

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My little joke of the day is that the dirt I bought really has a lot of clay in it:

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Those are actual shards of clay pottery that I found in the dirt!  I thought it was kind of funny, but no one else has laughed so far.

I also watered all my little sprouts and seedlings today.  They are coming along nicely.  My Columbine are blooming today and my back is holding up just fine.

Tomorrow is supposed to be another warm one, but I’ll be selling items at the town market…..right after I make them tonight.

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