Thursday, May 21, 2015

Not Just Flowers for Color!

Sedums and friends



My dappled Japanese willow needs its own fan page on FaceBook
with almost 10,000 people having searched and read about it.
(REALLY! Surprises me, too!)


What's in Bloom?

First of my columbines

Basket of Gold Alyssum

Prairie Smoke 



A geum cultivar

Waterperry blue veronica, various sedums, and lysimachia aurea

Last of my tulips

Lysimachia aurea and a couple different colors of blue muscari;
I thought I would like this a lot more than I do,
but the muscari just make the lysimachia appear as if I hadn't weeded.

Beauty of Moscow lilac, very nice showing this year

Korean barberry, very floriferous this year, I probably should be worried

Lily of the valley is pretty and very fragrant where I have it massed (or where it has massed itself). It used to be every farm house in the area had some of this growing around it in some shady corner.  I don.t see it much anywhere these days.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Wafting Soap Bubbles

Unlike when I first moved here, my garden is one surrounded by homes with small children, or maybe those are the garden fairies arriving for the summer gardening season...

I am hoping for gardening fairies. I think I could use some help with the tiny weeds!