I'm going to start this week with a pet peeve of mine. I started Bloomin' Tuesday to share garden photos with every day trial and error gardeners like me. I have enjoyed doing this for several years. It seems the new trend for a couple years is to see how many followers we can get. Personally, I don't care! I don't enjoy being a vehicle for those bloggers that are using Bloomin' Tuesday for that purpose. I get very irritated when I go to a blog that does one post a week and has a list of parties they are involved in for the week. I ask that you put a link to my blog just so your followers can enjoy and possibly join our tour. I used to comment on every post I went to, now I comment on those that leave me a comment. I'm sorry if some of you are offended but it is my blog and I can do as I wish. I'm also sorry I found it necessary to post this on Tuesday but I know that most of the guilty ones are only here on Bloomin' Tuesday.
Today we are in the front of my house. This narrow garden is to the left of my driveway.The flowering Burgundy Glo is right at the edge of my line. Payton and Jerzie gave me the 2 blooming dianthus for Mother's Day. They were perfect because some of the ones I had here have given up after several years.
I put this garden along the front right sidewalk in last year. I put in the edging and mulched this year. I found the iron porch railing at a household sale for 15 dollars and I have a lightening rods at each end.
This garden is to the right of the driveway.(I should have shown this one before the last one). I cemented the rustic ladder (another household sale find) in place and planted a Clematis to grow on it. The purple patch is creeping phlox.
I love this Bitterroot, Lewisia x cotyledon but I planted 6 and only 2 survived.
This is a low growing geranium but I'm not sure of the name.
These are all in this garden area. You can see way in the back where I ran out of mulch.
Lilies-of-the-Valley that I talked about last week, under the front bushes.
I planted Gout Weed with it because that's what my Gramma had by the back door. If you enlarge the picture you can see that there are white and pink blooms.
A few other plants that are blooming out back are wild Columbine,
the same Clematis as last week but more blooms,
a spring favorite, Solomon Seal,
and Candy Cane Creeping Phlox.
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