With so much going on in my garden right now I feel like I have been neglecting it here on my blog. So I'd like to invite you on a little garden tour to make up for it! Jigs is waiting out front to welcome you.
Stop for a second a take a peek at one of my containers. I did a little patriotic theme. The little white flowers are 'Diamond Frost' euphorbia...I got the idea from my pal Barb
So lets head to the back yard. We will go in through the gate to the left of the house..right into my new little garden room I'm working on..my secret garden Randy called it this week :-) From my little bench you can see into the back yard.
One of the first things that greets you are these big pink poppies
And this sweet columbine
And in the little bed to the right 'Ebb Tide' is blooming. Its supposed to be one of the truest purple roses.
The pineapple fountain is just past this rose
Straight ahead the campanula are blooming. I love how they look against the backdrop of the euphorbia.
This pretty iris called Portrait of Larrie, is in the same area and the color is very similar to the campanula
Moving a little ways along the back border is this neat verbascum..I'm not sure of the variety but it has a really pretty dusky rose color.
Peony time is almost over, but they were really nice this year since we didn't have rain to beat them down.
I love the way this one has the dark pink at the base of the petals.
Along the way are a few clematis too. This one was sold to me as Jackmanii, but I doubt it! Still, it's very pretty and coming into it's own this year. It starts out very dark and velvety and ends up a much lighter purple.
As we get close to the arbor we find some daylilies beginning to bloom. Here is the rambunctious but very pretty "ditch lily".
And the very fragrant and early bloomer Hyperion
And here we are at the arbor. The first year we moved in we bought two Golden Showers yellow climbing roses and planted one on each side.
We still have some growing on the right, but the one on the left has reverted back to the root stock which is a brilliant reddish pink. Around the time those are done, tiny Super Fairy will be blooming and it looks like it will be quite the show this year.
Hiding underneath the arbor is one of my favorites. They grow wild here, but I have invited this one into my garden.
And this one that's a shade lighter
Just past the foxgloves, the red hot pokers are starting their show. Don't they just scream summer?
Almost at the end of the back border..right before the strawberry patch is this pretty pink spirea intermingling with one of my favorite hardy geraniums.
And this hiding in the right hand corner of the above pic..a sweet little yarrow. At least for now. In a week or two I will get tired of it because it refuses to stand up. See how the stems are horizontal? It's supposed to be about 4-5 feet tall but it's only inches from the ground!
In the corner right by the shed is sweet Josephine
The garden is past the shed along the side fence. No yield yet, but things are looking green!
Past the garden is my shady corner. I think I need to "thin" next year. It's realllllllly filled in. The hydrangeas will be blooming soon!
Coming up to the corner of the house...you might recognize the Valentines Day gift Randy got me. It looks like he might have to extend...I think I'm growing Jack's beanstalk!!!
The white clematis is one I got from my friend Karen, a local gardenbuddy (wave if you're out there Karen!). I don't know the name..she's a whiz at starting them from seeds. I think it's kind of like Mrs. Bateman though.
I hear the bubbling rock! Never mind the gnome....he was having a bad day!
Heading around the back of the house and around to the other corner is Nelly Moser (I think)
How about we sit for a while on the bench?
And maybe have a nice cool drink (had to get in a little Kitchen). It's my favorite summertime drink and really easy to do. Pour your favorite lemonade in a glass over ice (homemade is nice but store bought is great too) and add a shot of Pomegranate Italian Soda. I buy the Safeway brand. I could drink a gallon!
Thanks for stopping by!
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