In The Garden

One by one, blooms are starting to appear in the garden. It has been a slower start to the blooms because of our cooler temps (yay) but more lush because of more rain (yay.) I’ve forgotten what this perennial is called. Its a really nice blue with purple tinges.

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Right next to it these little campanulas bloomed for the first time.

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Yesterday I went out to the yard to see what Noah was barking at, and I was completely surprised to see that these roses had started blooming! This is the $5 rose from the grocery store!

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This columbine is also doing much better than last year.

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And the patch of carnations has started blooming. I love carnations. Such a lovely aroma.

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Today we had another rain storm. I got these nice pictures of the roses. I couldn’t decide which I liked best, so you get to see all of them.

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Then I went out front to get a shot of the honeysuckle vine. It is going great guns. This is the pink one, that doesn’t have any odor.

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This is the only grass in the garden. It just showed up here one day, and MLG and I are so pleased that it centered itself. It must taste terrible, because the deer never touch it.

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And that’s it for the garden tour this week. I really haven’t done much planting yet–a few marigolds and petunias. They got a little beaten down by the storms that we’ve had, but they look like they will do well, as soon as we get a little sunny weather. I planted the cleome seeds that Lori sent me, and am inspecting daily for signs of seedlings. I also planted some seeds in those little peat pots, and they will be ready to plant in a week or two.

Happy Weekend everyone!

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8 thoughts on “In The Garden

  1. Noah was yelling “Mom! Your roses are blooming. Come look! Come look now!” 😀

    Which rose is that? It looks like a tea rose.

    This is my first year with columbines and I hope they bloom! I have 2 and I’ve heard they reseed freely, so that is my hope. They are such a pretty, pretty flower.

    You garden looks so lush and well hydrated now.

    I made the mistake of going to the garden center yesterday without a specific list, only that I wanted some annuals for my pots. Well, Mother’s day $2.99 perennial sale and I walk out with a dozen plants and no annuals for my pots! I did get some more Cleome already started, even though I have some going from seed, just because I couldn’t resist. Those always sell out early at garden centers, so I figured if I wanted more, I should get them (That’s right, Lori, justify it… )

    • I think it was actually labeled “Love.” It looks just like the Love rose. Pretty sure its a hybrid tea, only one rose per stem every time. The stems seem kind of spindly to me. I think that’s because it was a second or something, thus at the grocery store. Still, its done pretty darn good.

      I love columbines too. And they do reseed. Reasonably, not like those crazy fairy impatiens. Last year, even though it was so dry, I had a terrible problem with the columbines getting mold on them. I cut them way back, and I even threw out some of them. They seem to be doing very well this year.

      Haha, now I have an irresistible urge to go to the nursery 🙂

  2. I wish I could garden as successfully as you do. I tried to plan flowers this year and I’m pretty sure I ended up killing them. Not a single one bloomed. I guess it matters how deep you bury the seeds, haha.

  3. Love Noah near the honeysuckle. Such a pretty boy. 🙂

    Carnations. My favorite cut flower…and I wish I could grow them here. I’d be in smell-heaven!

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