Sunday, June 19, 2011

Flora (Angela) Jean

I wrote a post a few weeks ago lamenting about the fact that this spring was significantly delayed. I am happy to report that eventually the flora did return to my little garden and I have the photos to prove it.

At long last the tulips and lilacs bloomed.
May 22
May 29
The buckthorn bush bloomed.
 My Clematis, that looked like this on May 7th,

now looks like this. Although it has climbed halfway up the lattice, it still has only one bloom.
June 18
I tried something new this year and attempted to grow Morning Glory from seed. This is what they looked like on May 7th.
This is what they look like now.
June 17
I haven't spotted any signs of blooms yet, and since I threw away the seed packet I have no idea what colour they will be. These are growing so quickly that I can see a noticeable difference each morning when I check on the garden before I leave for work.
I planted geraniums in my hanging baskets again this year. I just love them. Some years I have stuck with a uniform colour scheme for all the baskets (I have 7) but this year I decided to mix it up. Amelia and I went to the nursery together and she and I picked all the prettiest colours.
I added some white to each basket and I am pleased with the result. It gives a highlight effect which draws the eye from across the yard.
My Dad always tells me that I need to add Ivy Geraniums to my baskets so I decided to do just that this year.

I'm still not completely convinced I love them, but they are growing on me.
I bought this perennial purple salvia at the end of the season last year. It had finished blooming and was 80% off at the nursery so I couldn't pass it up. I have a soft spot for things on clearance at the nursery, especially if they look sad and unloved. I usually end up taking them home and finding a spot somewhere.
June 14
And I know I swore up and down last year that I would NOT have petunias in my garden this year, but this basket was a Mother's Day gift so what's a girl to do?
 And last but not least, my pretty, pretty peonies.
June 17
June 17
I am surrounded by flowers. All is right with the world.

1 comment:

  1. Sara Lattanzio20 June 2011 at 20:34

    Love the blooms! Thanks for posting the photos. Alexander was commenting on how sad the waning peonies look, and that he misses the lilacs, but right away said how nice it was that there are new flowers coming - the deck is now dripping with honeysuckle and the primroses and tickseed are in full bloom. Lots of buds on the echinacea and daylilies, so there will be another wave coming! Don't you love watching a vine climb?