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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Backyard: 6/2/15

You would think, with as often as I'm posting yard pics this time of year, there wouldn't be much new stuff to share in a week's time. Yet, every time I sit down to go through the photos, I'm having to weed out more and more.  I really do try to be selective, but I still end up with a ton of pictures.

We've had cool, wet weather since Monday, so I haven't been outside much.  It's supposed to get up in the 80's and 90's by the weekend, though.  Hot!

The first of my annual Fuchsias is blooming.
I say annual, but almost every single one of them overwintered this year.




The Hardy Fuchsia, that I've had for almost 14 years, is just starting to bloom, too.
It didn't die back to the ground this year, so it's huge already.




Down in front of it, the mammoth Hosta is gettin' its girth on.




The new Lewisia I got this spring is just now blooming, and two of my older ones are starting up with round two.





I feel like I'm the spokesperson for this new Foxglove.
I know, I've taken dozens of photos of it, but I'm soooo impressed with it.
When did I buy them, March?  April?
The two original stalks of flowers were STILL good last week.
I cut them for bouquets for a party at my sister's house.
That's a long ass time for the same flowers to still be in bloom.
And now, there are TONS of flowers coming on both plants.
The heat of summer may cut the longevity a bit, but still, even if they only last half the time.
This is the one in full sun.



This spot gets more shade.



This is another one I just posted pictures of, but I can't help it.
It's the first time it has bloomed for me, so it's exciting.
Mock Orange.




Lady Fern grows where she wants to grow.
Lady Fern is the boss.


You know summer is near when the Phlox start blooming.
This one is just starting to show some color.
I have no idea which variety this is, but it will bloom all summer long if I'm good about deadheading it.





Down in front, and also in other parts of the yard, is a Geranium that I don't know the name of.




I have a love/hate relationship with this one.
Salvia 'May Night.'
I love the plant, but it's a flopper. 
You know the kind.




This rose.
I posted bud pics last week, but she's bustin' out of her shell now.
It was one of the roses I inherited with the house and didn't have the heart to get rid of.
I do love her.






I posted buds of this one last week, too.
Again, inherited with the house and love.
This is the end of life stage, and I love it.



I bought this Hydrangea at Xera last year.
As if I have room for another one.
But how could I resist those baby pink blooms?!



The annuals are finally starting to take off.
This is my third year growing this Salvia, and I love it.
It's Salvia coccinea 'Snow Nymph.'
I have it in the ground, and in pots.



These hanging pots have filled in a lot, too.




My Meadow Rue, that I've had for years and was mislabeled, got moved this spring for lack of production.
He's happy, but I wish the flowers were lavender instead of yellow.
He's kinda all over the place.



On the south side, the Spiderwort has reseeded like crazy and I've got three different purples goin' on.








Charlotte was over there, too.



The Kid's kindergarten teacher gave me this boot with a Viola in it.
The Viola is long gone, so I put a Calibrochoa in it this year.


I stuck a new plant in one of my shady spots.
Josheph's Coat Amaranto Tricolor 'Raspberry Rum.'
Never heard of it.




The tree rose is earning its keep.








Early this spring, I moved the Lamium from the window box out front, to the ground out back.
He's happy.



I know this is a Phygelius, but I can't remember the name, and I'm too tired to look it up.
Five hours at a parade for a field trip will do that to a person.



Do you know what this is?


That would be a very swollen Passion Vine bud.
SO exciting.
The whole plant is covered in buds right now.





The perennial Bachelor Buttons are blooming.
This one is coming up out of the Spirea.





A couple of the Calibrachoa on the fence overwintered, and their strawberry roomies are comin' along.
This is the only ripe one we've gotten to before the squirrels.




The Honeysuckle, that I tried to kill with Neem Oil early this spring, has finally recovered.


My Hardy Begonia is coming up everywhere.
Every.  Where.


My cousin and his wife sent us a card after Maddie died, with a check to spend on a plant to remember her by.
It took me a long time to find the right one.
This is Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance.'
Perfect.





We're almost done.
I saved one of my favorites for last.
I saw this in Grace's yard on our trip last month, and when we found it for sale at one of the nurseries, I was on it like white on rice.
She has found a home near a Tricolor Sage.
Anemone 'White Swan.'
I love her.






Congratulations, you made it to the end.
Until next time...



13 comments:

  1. Wow, I have so much to say and ask, not sure if I can remember it all. Lol. First I will say I have a mock Orange too and I think it flowered once for me. Did you do anything to get yours to flower this year? I have the same rose Bush too, that I also inherited with my house. That tree rose is just amazing. I am jealous of your passion vine. I started one by seed this year but it's not amounting to much. Did you really try to kill the honeysuckle?? I have a trumpet vine in a pot right now and I am not sure where to plant it because everyone tells me it will take over. One last thing, what is your plant labeling system? Do you have markers bu the plants or written down somewhere?

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  2. Wow, I have so much to say and ask, not sure if I can remember it all. Lol. First I will say I have a mock Orange too and I think it flowered once for me. Did you do anything to get yours to flower this year? I have the same rose Bush too, that I also inherited with my house. That tree rose is just amazing. I am jealous of your passion vine. I started one by seed this year but it's not amounting to much. Did you really try to kill the honeysuckle?? I have a trumpet vine in a pot right now and I am not sure where to plant it because everyone tells me it will take over. One last thing, what is your plant labeling system? Do you have markers bu the plants or written down somewhere?

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  3. I think I bought that foxglove too this year, but so far all I have is rosettes, no flowers. I'm kind of bummed. Are you sure you want that Lamium in the ground? It will spread like crazy. Can't wait to see what your passionflowers look like.

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  4. So cool your fuchsias wintered over. The foxglove reminds me of pentemons and I really like the boot planter. The lamium will take over your garden. My mom had some in an old basket that she dumped over the hill and now it is everywhere. Like invasive species all over. At least it is really pretty.

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  5. There is always so much pretty blooms to show no wonder your posts are long! Your garden is pretty as always. Love, love the pink rose!
    I hope you won't mind, but I have to question the foxglove. The leaves are too narrow for any foxglove I have ever seen. I am wondering if it is not a penstemon, which has very similar flowers to a foxglove.
    After questioning the one, I have no idea on the mystery plant. I love the color of the leaves though.

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  6. Ha! I am going to have to go back and look all over again! You have so many beauties rocking right now!! The fence covered with containers and blooms! And holy cow is your shade garden gorgeous!!! One day I will walk your space with you!!! Beautiful Beautiful my friend! Nicole xo

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  7. Love your garden pictures! Your gardens are weeks ahead of my Zone 4 ones, so it's sort of a taste of things to come for me. Watch that lamium. It will take over in the ground. I spent hours and hours trying to eradicate it from one of my beds this spring.

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    1. Thanks, Joanna! That's a lot of votes against the Lamium. I had no idea it was so naughty - it's gonna have to go!!!!

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  8. Everything is so beautiful!
    Dying over all your hostas! I planted several in the last week, and can't wait to see them grow bigger! I love their lush leaves.
    How long did it take for yours to get so full?
    I hope you're enjoying the warmer weather. Your plants will LOVE it :0)
    Have a great weekend,
    Suzanne

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  9. Love your garden. Everything looks amazing! When you mentioned the hardy fuschia, I got all excited, then disappointed as they are hardy to zone 7..I'm zone 5. :( LOL

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! You should try the fuchsias anyway. During mild winters, the annual ones overwinter for me, so maybe you'd get lucky with the hardier ones. Plus, a lot of them get big in a growing season, so they'd be fun even as annuals.

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  10. I want to just live in your gardens Mindy! I've never seen such a wide variety of blooming perennials outside of a nursery! You must be a master gardener! Thank you for taking us for a walk through your garden!

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  11. Oh my gosh, partnering 'Wild Swan' with the Tri-Color sage is brilliant. The color echo is perfection! You're such a great designer. You know I think your pink rose might be Jeanne LaJoie. It looks identical to mine. Your phlox are blooming already? I'm jealous. I'm so glad you have 'Eternal Fragrance' as a remembrance of your darling doggy. It's perfect.

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