As I mentioned earlier this week, my daylilies have started blooming. Even though the blooms only last a day, there are usually dozens on each plant to spread the bloom time over several weeks. These plants are so easy to care for, too. It's worth having them tucked in every corner of the garden if you can!
This is Ruffled Apricot. She's about two years old now and the flowers are slightly fragrant. I just love all the layers and those gorgeous ruffles!
And this is her cousin, a ruffled orange daylily. I love the contrast of the bloom color with those black anthers.
I should also mention the size of both of these flowers. They are both more than 6" across, larger than your hand with fingers splayed. They are quite impressive in the garden.
Good morning! I'm sorry it's been so quiet on my blog lately. This new detox diet my doctor has me on is leaving me little free time with all of the meal research and planning I've been doing.
Plus this past weekend was our local garden walk! So I was a busy little bee tending to my gardens and helping out with the walk.
Here's a shot of part of my front garden. I added a lot of texture and different heights this time around for interest. You can see four different varieties of hosta alone in this photo! Plus ornamental grass and liatris in the back for height.
My back pathway looked pretty with many of the hostas in bloom this past weekend. The path gets only dappled sun throughout the day, but I'm enjoying the challenge of a shaded woodland garden.
I already have a huge list of plants to move and divide from working in and looking at the garden so much this weekend!
Lastly, I wanted to share this beauty with you. Can you believe this is oregano?!? I couldn't either when I first spotted it. It's an ornamental variety, and I am in love with this pinkish-purple flowers and the way it spills over the edge of my front garden.
Thanks for indulging me. I'll be back in a few days with some more garden photos- my daylilies are just starting to pop!
I have been waiting five long years for this dicentra to bloom.
Five years, people! That's just insane.
But I'm glad I didn't give up on her. She seems to really be flourishing now that I moved her to my new woodland garden from my old house. I don't think there was enough of that deep, deep shade she loves at my old place.
This is supposed to be Thalia but I'm not sure where the red edges are coming from. Either way, she's gorgeous.
She was actually mildly fragrant, too. That was a pleasant surprise.
And here's a peek at a sweet container I bought last weekend planted with sedum. I've developed quite a thing for sedum lately. I can't resist them when I see them!
It's been quiet again on the blog, but for good reason. This time of year always finds me working up a flurry in the garden. I'm outside until dark each night after work, coming in only to shower, eat a quick bite, and go to bed.
Weekends are spent outside rain or shine, making sure the gardens are well prepared for the growing season.
My shade garden is coming along nicely. Here you can see the path I've been working on. The large slabs were left from the previous owner. I discovered them mostly hidden under grass and weeds last fall.
I trimmed, trenched, and started laying out the pea gravel in the last week or two. I'm hoping to finish in another week.
The first picture is of some sprouting hosta foliage after one of our recent thunderstorms.
And here are a few random, pink tulips blooming in the front of the house. I have hungry deer who visit my gardens and so I didn't plant any. But I was happy to see these survived!
My apologies to you though- I had intended to photograph all of my gorgeous daffodils but the unusual heat we've had lately made the blooms fade quickly.
Just a quick post for you this morning sharing some hot hues in the garden.
I don't know the variety of this daylily- I inherited her. But I've always loved her long bloom time and the way those petals curl and ruffle a bit. So despite the fact that she spreads a bit, I put up with her!
And no matter how hard I've tried in the past, I've never had luck with nasturtium. That is, until this year!
I plopped some seeds I had purchased a few years ago in the garden in front of the house this spring. Watered once, and left to nature. Next thing I knew I had nasturtium all over the place- serendipity!