Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome and thank you for the great response! Seems every week we are meeting new gardeners and seeing wonderful new blooms!
Today I'm going to start out front. This is another purple clematis. I really like it but the tag looked like it was more burgundy. It's actually a beautiful shade of purple.

Things are beginning to bloom in the front gardens now. To the left of the chair is a variegated lavender. To the right of the watering can are campanula and petit manarda (bee balm).
I do love this campnula and moved it from the wild garden last year so it could be seen better. I think it was a good choice.
The Stella de'Oro lilies are doing well and there are lots of buds on the other day lilies.
Feverfew is going strong. It just pops up where ever it pleases. If I don't like it there I just pull it out.

As you can see the foxglove are almost finished but the evening prim roses have spread very well.
I have 3 different blooms in the same family and love them all. The first 2 spread well but do not stay in a bunch.
I love that about them but it does make mulching difficult. I tend to mulch very lightly so I don't kill any when they are sprouting.
The one with the bright personality in this family is the sun drop. You sure won't miss these blooms!
They do clump more but still spread very well. Here you can see them at the bottom of the 'wild' garden with the loosestrife at the top.
My yard is certainly colorful right now and I am truly excited about that! As most of you have read, I've been working extremely hard in the yard this year and doing lots of improvements. Truth be told, I work out at least a couple hours every day and I am getting tired. You can discover the reason for all this hard work by reading this article from our local Sunday newspaper.
I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a nice break and a garden tour I don't need to leave my chair for! If you would like to join the tour, just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and add a link to this post on your blog. Remember you must sign up each week you want to be a part of the tour. It's time to show off your 'bloomers'!



25 comments:

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Thanks for hosting this wonderful party :)

Sherrin said...

I loved seeing your flowers! Thanks for taking the time to host Blooming Tuesday and share your garden.

teresa said...

Your gardens are so colorful and pretty. I love the sundrops. they just brighten everything. I don't have the white ones, only yellow. My floxgloves haven't bloomed yet, I am a bit behind you.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow, do folks drive by just trying to check out your gardens? They sure are stunning! Thanks for hosting.

Sherry said...

Thank you for hosting this party, it is fun to visit others gardens, your garden is lovely. This event helps me stop and take a look around me.

perennialgardener said...

Your garden is looking great this season Jean. I will keep that in mind with the Evening Primrose, I planted one in my garden. Maybe I should of put it in a pot to keep it from spreading too much. Take a break and enjoy the tour from your easy chair today. :)

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

Oh what a treat for the eyes!
I don't think I can pick a favorite,
they are all beautiful. I think we must
gravitate to the same colors, as many
of your blooms can be found here as well.
But your combinations are lovely, I
truely enjoyed my visit.
~Brooke

DeAnna said...

I love Bloomin Tuesday - it gives me something to do with all the pictures I take of flowers! Thank you for hosting. I Love the purple clematis.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Jean
I love to visit your garden it is always so colorful and full of blooms! I love the child's potty chair with flowers!!
Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!
Hugs, Ann

Icy BC said...

You have a beautiful garden, with so many flowers to enjoy. I love flowers, but the soil in my yard just kill them all very much, and I must have black thumb also :-)

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

You're in the garden show! Congratulations, Jean!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Jean,
I can see why your neighbors submitted your garden for the tour. I love your blooms and art. The potty chair is precious!

I think your campanula is like one I have. I love it, too.

Alyssa said...

I love seeing all of the color in your garden - thanks for hosting this weekly link up and for the garden tour!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

The different primroses are lovely. I have only seen the yellow.

Eileen

Caceres Family~ said...

I enjoy being able to do this everyweek, and love sitting down and touring all of the other gardens. I look forward to it! YOur gardens are beautiful and I love all of the added details!

Connie said...

Don't you just love sun drops? Do your travel the garden like ours do? ONe year I plant them over there, then next year - they've travelled over here. Fascinating.

Enjoyed your flowers.

Kristy said...

Thanks for linking

Ott, A. said...

I have stopped by this linky many times but this is my first time linking up. So glad to be apart of the party. Thanks for hosting.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks lovely, very colorful-enjoy!

terra @ willowsgrace.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for letting me show off my hydrangeas! I think the orange flower is a tiger lily, not sure. These were here when I moved and I am just glad I haven't been able to kill them. Bless you for all your hard work on your garden. It is just a happy splash of color for the eyes. Great work!

karenandjeff said...

Glad I finally have a couple flowers to share. Thanks for connecting everyone. Your garden is looking gorgeous.

Darla said...

Your gardens are looking so alive! I'm a day late, but here anyway..

Green Iris said...

I have just taken a tour of your garden...it's lovely!

Gale said...

Primrose is my favorite wildflower...I love when they fill up the side of a highway and sway in the wind like a giant pink sea. I was so happy to discover some in my yard this year...though they've stopped blooming now.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Jean. Well shucks I couldn't find Mr. Linky so link me in for today's blooms.
You garden looks wonderful. Don't you just love the Petite Monarda. No mildew LOL! I have the pink primrose and I am always pulling some up. They are spreaders. The yellow is pretty too. It is sad to see the Foxgloves end their blooming.
HH Bloomin Tuesday!