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June 28, 2010

Garden Fireworks

Filed under: Flowers,Our gardens — Judy @ 10:23 pm

With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, I thought it would be nice for you to see some of the fireworks going on in the garden now.

Pink Chinese Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ just opening

Coral Bells and Lady's Mantle

Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst' and Alchemilla mollis

Avalanche astilbe

Astilbe japonica 'Avalanche'

Pink astilbes

Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite' and Astilbe arendsii ‘Rheinland’

Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Ka pow!!! Have a good holiday!

June 6, 2010

Blooming Iris

Filed under: Creatures,Flowers,Our gardens — Judy @ 10:46 pm

In the midst of the craziness of planting 55 containers (part of which were half barrels, and not the small ones either) plus planting annuals to spiff up a multitude of gardens to meet the Memorial Day weekend deadline of my gardening clients, I managed to snap a few pictures of my iris. The early Spring warmth has made them really show off this year!

Iris in the garden

This dark purple iris was transplanted from my Mom’s garden and is one of my favorites.

Mom's iris

The next two (among others) were shared from my sister’s garden. She has a some gorgeous varieties and the soil to grow them big.

Maroon iris

Lavender iris

I rescued this one from a gardening job when dividing a horribly overgrown iris patch. It was supposed to be a sweet peach-colored variety, but the entire batch turned out to be yellow. Now how did that happen?

Yellow iris

Even the Siberian iris outdid themselves this year. ‘Caesar’s Brother’ and ‘Harbor Mist’ are shown. The ‘Harbor Mist’ and the ‘Butter and Sugar’ light up in the evening dimness.

Caesar's Brother Siberian Iris

Harbor Mist Siberian Iris

The peonies are next in line to come into their full glory. This beautiful one is my earliest, handed down from my grandmother.

Early peony

While I was gardening for a client, this big guy emerged from the deep to see what was going on. Do you have any wildlife that helps you out in the garden? Besides the deer and the woodchucks, of course!


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