Wednesday, June 18, 2014

And the the rains came.

A few pics from around the garden, we've been having monsoon rains which is great for plants, but not so good for time outside!

This iris was a gift from a friend, I have them scattered around my garden, they have settled in well.

The upper front bed on a rainy day, looking lush and full.  

My favourite Iris 'Superstition', look forward to the blooms but the buds are also beautiful.

First Shirley Poppy of the year!

And a little string of white bleeding hearts.

Happy Gardening!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Blooming into June..

Here are a few from around my garden this week, Flaming Spring Green is a real beauty, and I'm so glad to see them coming back year after year.  I find the fancy tulips can be a bit tricky to establish.

My Snowdrop Anemones have no trouble naturalizing, in fact they might be taking over a bit.  They are so lovely that I don't mind, though the buried Hosta (Patriot) might feel otherwise.

I did not plan for this pairing to bloom at the same time, but they always do and make great companions.  Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart draped over Brunnera  Jack Frost.

The little Globeflowers are an incredible colour, and the spherical shape is fun. 

I am not sure if this is actually Colorado Blue Columbine, as the pot was not well labelled, but it is a beautiful accent to a flower bed.

I'll end with a tulip today as well. Here is Verichic, terrific colour and I like the lily shape of them.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lilacs on Parade

Greetings & Salutations.  I know I haven't blogged in ages, so if I happen to pop up in anyone's sidebar with this post I am truly grateful.

I was feeling a little ho hum after finally completing all of our beds/projects, and was in a holding patter to allow things to grow and fill in.  I purposely (with some difficulty) didn't look too closely at my beds for a few years, but am now ready to make a few changes.  Nothing drastic, some plants are just too big for their area, while others have not thrived and need to be replaced.

Here are my lilacs, which are blooming a little late this year.

My favourite, Beauty of Moscow.

Little Boy Blue, planted in memory of a friend.

Here is Mme Lemoine, finally settled in and blooming well (I have to look back, but I think I planted her about 5 years ago)

Here is our well established lilac, Pocohontas.

And the beautiful Sensation, beautiful, especially up close.

I hope everyone is well, I look forward to visiting your gardens. :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


We now have a variety of colours and blooms, the Double Flowering Plum is putting on a decent display (though not as impressive as the spring after we threatened to cut them down...)

Here are a few Ice Follies behind a small protective fence.  Seems to work with both 2 and 4 legged individuals!

Brunnera Jack Frost is growing very well after his first winter here. 

Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts are growing very quickly!  Well, at least the pink ones are, the white seems to be a little more reluctant.

Muscari is a great splash of colour, I was worried about invasiveness, but it is staying quite well contained.  Must not be ideal growing conditions, which might be working to my advantage.

Here is my small group of Pink Parasol Narcissus, they are very fancy with their frilly trumpets.  Bowing a little in the hot midday sun.

Moss Phlox is covered in blooms, wish I had planted these much earlier in my Garden's development.

 Now the race between the Tulips and Lilacs is on.  Both have great blooms forming, can't wait to see them!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Up next - The Daffodils.

The daffodils seemed to arrive early this year, I think they are my favorite spring bloom. 

If I could only grow 1 variety, it would be Cool Flame, the salmon coloured trumpets are so incredibly pretty.

Ice Follies line the driveway, unfortunately they face the wrong way for viewing.  It makes them seem a but uppity, but they are only following the sun.

The tall and reliable Dutch Master greet visitors as they approach the front door. 

Tulip foliage is going strong, they should make their appearance quite soon. :)