Monday, June 11, 2012

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome to another Bloomin' Tuesday! 
 The weather has been nice here even tho the temps have gone up and down ( I really like the 60's better than the 80's).  We are needing rain again but it's supposed to come tonight.

I'm showing the garden on the side of my driveway because the Clematis and and a carnation are open now.

I'm trying to get a moss garden going in this area by the neighbors pine tree.  I love moss and have a couple already growing on my property but I need to take a walk in the woods for more.

We're back in the shade garden where the Lady's Mantle is blooming.  These blooms are great in bouquets instead of Baby's Breath and I like the color it adds.

The ground cover sedum is blooming (and taking over!), The yellow certainly brightens the shady area! This picture also has hosta, Carmel Coral Bells, Painted Fern and Cameleon plant.
I can't believe all the grapes forming on the grape vine my Son gave me a few years ago.  I've only had a couple bunches that the birds ate the last 2 years.
My 'wild' garden is getting wilder looking with all the yellow loosestrife and white Huckster Red Beard Tongue ( the stems are red) this week.
I love the loosestrife but it does take over if you are not careful.
That's what's bloomin' in my gardens.  What's bloomin' in yours? Add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and a link to this post on your blog.
Enjoy the tour!
P.S. It's been raining since last night!  A wonderful slow steady rain, just what the gardens need.

14 comments:

Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

I love your blue clematis. My clematises are really starting to bloom now. And your lady's mantle looks very happy. I just planted three of them. Looking forward to having them in my garden.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Lavender Cottage said...

You have a pretty clematis in bloom, how exciting it will be to have grapes.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jean,

Your shade garden is gorgeous as well as your pretty purple clematis and carnations. I have never tried to grow moss. Thank you for hosting.

daisy said...

The clematis is gorgeous. I have got to try to find a native variety. Hope you get the rain you need!

Beth said...

Hi Jean, A moss garden sounds lovely. I really like your Lady's mantle too. You have a lot going on in your garden and I enjoyed seeing it.

Rosemary said...

Jean hoping you do get the rain needed. Lovely shower here this AM.. Ladys mantle is showing off its skirt here too...

Suzanne said...

I can almost smell the carnations. The yellow loosestrife is amazing!

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

We have quite a few grape vines, and we steam and can the juice to use for jelly or kombucha making. We often have to compete with the birds, the squirrels and the wasps when picking the grapes.

Carol Ann said...

Oh, I just saw that you said you were getting rain! We have not had any and were not suppose to for at least 10 or more days, ugh! Not much rain at all this spring. Good you got some....at least someone will have a pretty flower garden and your flower are pretty!

Sherry said...

No clematis blooming here yet. We are a little behind as far as whats in bloom. We have not seen the sun much yet. I just checked my ladies mantle and see that I missed that it was starting to bloom too. I will have to take a closer look around today.

Mary Ellen said...

So glad to join your party this week! Thanks so much for all your flower inspiration!! That loosestrife is so pretty!

Nancy W said...

Your Clematis is beautiful! I too have the yellow lose strife, it takes over!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Isn't it marvelous how the garden grows from year to year - always changing! I appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

denise said...

Hi Jean! Thank-you for hosting this party. I have heard that cle atis is hard to grow. Yours are very pretty. I like the color also. Denise