Monday, May 27, 2013

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

 Some of my plants in my front garden gave up on me this year so I had to replace them.
I found this interesting Campion, Druett's Variegated and since it will grow in part shade, decided this was a good place for it.
 I really like the Columbines, Clementine.  This light pink is in the front bed with some Hartswood Ruby Helianthemum
 The following 3 are in a side bed.  A darker pink,
 Clementine Red,
and, my favorite, Dark Purple.
 Lupine, Bachelor Buttons and Wood Hyacinths in the 'wild' garden.
 Purple Iris and wild purple Columbine in the bed next to the neighbors garage.
 A pink Azalea and a Clematis climbing the ladder against the shed. These are also pictured in this weeks button.
 Dark pink Thrift in the front border of the center garden.
 As those who have been with me for Bloomin' Tuesday awhile probably know that this is an all time favorite in my shade garden, Solomen's Seal.
 It grows to almost 5 feet tall and just keep spreading.
Lastly, I have no idea what the name of these tiny Iris is.  I've had them for several years and they just keep on bloomin'.
That's what's bloomin' in Western New York this week.  We had another cold week and possible frost for 3 nights which, luckily, I didn't get. What is bloomin' in your garden?  Add your name and permalink to Mr Linky below.  Please, add a link to this post on your blog.

Monday, May 20, 2013

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

We are back to our summer weather again! Sunny and in the 80's. and again hoping for rain.
The azalea in the front of the house is really putting on a show this year.
 I have lilies-of-the-valley and goutweed planted under the azalea.  My Grandma had these planted by her back door. There is a lovely scent in the whole front of the house.
There are pink lilies-of-the-valley under the holly bush next to the azalea. I love them but they don't smell like the white.
I only have one Allium blooming so far this year.  I think it's too hot and dry.  You can see the leaves turning brown.
There  is only one bloom on my peony tree this year.
 It is definitely a beautiful bloom!
The shade garden is coming alive. There aren't a lot of blooms but the colors and textures make up for that. The creeping foam flower is blooming.
I had to show you the bitterroot this week.  It's less than 6 inches across and look at those blooms!
I'm looking forward to seeing what's bloomin' where you are planted so add your  name and permalink to Mr Linky . Please remember to add a link to this post on your blog so your followers and enjoy and/or join the tour.

Monday, May 13, 2013

It's Bloomin' Tuesday

Gone are our warm summer like days. We are back to winter!  It snowed off  and on all day today and yesterday, although nothing has stuck. We are supposed to get a hard frost tonight.  It is impossible to cover my gardens but I will cover 3 hydrangea bushes that got hit bad last year. They are just beginning to come up.
 First this week is the shade garden.
The white  
and pink bleeding heart are blooming nicely so far.  I moved the pink to a spot with a little more morning sun last fall.   
The Jack Frost Brunnera  is full of the sweet little blue blooms. When I got this plant for color I didn't realize it bloomed. 
I love the purple blooms hiding in the Myrtle planted over a stump I wanted hidden.   

Jack-in-the-Pulpit, one of my favorite flowers that grows in the woods. I have them in a couple spots and they are spreading.  The bloom is hidden under the leaves so you really need to search for them.
These wild strawberries have decided to grow by my shed under some bushes.  They are growing on top of mulch and landscape paper.  I don't have the heart to pull them out.  We do fight the birds for them when we get fruit.
I found this Summit Alyssum on a 'dead' rack at Lowe's.  I bought 2 and they are both doing well. These are in the sidewalk garden.
I planted this Bitterroot 2 years ago.  I put in 6 plants and only have 2 left.  I haven't found them again locally so I'm hoping these will eventually spread.

Even the Holly bush is putting on a show!  I've always heard you needed 2, a male and a female, but my one bush has blooms and berries every year.
I'm hoping to be able to show you full gardens soon.  The bloomin' plants are pretty spread out this time of year. That's it for this week.  Can't wait to come visit and see what you have blomin' this  winter spring!
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Monday, May 06, 2013

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Spring has really sprung early in Western New York!  We've had sun and temps in the 70's every day for over a week.  Only problem with that is we need rain.  I tried to weed Sunday and it was impossible.  There was no way all the roots came out. On the bright side, we have lots of bloomin' goin' on!
 I love the Fritilary Lily.  The checkered is my favorite.  They lasted less than a week.
 The Trillium are bloomin' in the shade garden.  I planted more last year but no blooms on them .
 Soft purple Creeping Phlox are well started.
 Grape Hyacinth and orange tulips, about the only ones the deer didn't eat. I love the color combo.
 Lots of Forget-Me-Nots.  This is the area the girls plant so I'll just pull these out when they quit blooming. 
The bougainvillea is doing well.  We had a late frost last year so we missed a lot of our spring blooms.
I'm anxious to see what you have bloomin'.  Just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky to join the spring tour.