19 May 2010

Wordless Wednesday: My Garden

Okay, shut up, there's nothing "wordless" about this post, even though I sort of thought it would be when I took all the pictures after I was asked for them in the comments on Monday's post. Whatever.


Allium, in a bed with hosta and rudbeckia and astilbe, and a variegated Kerria japonica behind (which might be 'Picta' and is nearly done flowering). The kerria came with the house, the allium came by mail, the rudbeckia came from my mother, and the astilbe came from her or maybe from her neighbor Mary. There's lots of plain big leafed hosta that came from my mother's house, and lots of a smaller shiny leafed hosta that was here when we moved in.


Fancier hosta in the front yard, with azaleas behind - a small flowered lavender one which kind of hangs over a wall and a lovely pink one. Most of that hosta is divisions from other people's houses, and it's tucked into a bed that was once just patchy with pachysandra - I'm letting them fight it out.  The azaleas came with the house, though the pink one has been moved more than once.


A close-up of that pink azalea - a nice strong pink, not too too fuchsia.


An iris, from my mother's house, in front of astilbe and a buddleia, and one of only a few patches of bare dirt left in the back bed. I have lots of astilbe - pink, white, and red - all pass-along plants.


Pulsatilla (done flowering) and alchemilla (about to flower) - I love the foliage on each. I bought the pulsatilla by mail, and I can't remember where the alchemilla is from. It's happy though - it's self-seeding like crazy.

26 comments:

Sarah said...

oh, my. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Harriet said...

Beautiful! I am jealous of your alium and azalias. I've tried both, but the deer always devour them. Sigh.

FreshHell said...

Beautiful.

Becky said...

So pretty. I LOVE azaleas.

YourFireAnt said...

Beautiful. Lovely. Gorgeously colorful. I miss reading you. I'm on vacation in NS, and only sporadically at a computer. I'll have a lot of catchup when I'm home again.

T.

S. said...

You're inspiring me--both to continue the work on my work-in-progress garden and to take pictures of it. Yours looks so lovely!

pve design said...

I just like the names.

Bibliomama said...

I'm just impressed that you KNOW the names. My post would be 'some pink stuff with some spiky stuff'. 'Something blue with big leaves'. 'Wish this yellow thing wasn't dying.'

Life As I Know It said...

yay! so glad to see pics of your beautiful garden. That azalea is gorgeous!

Very Mary said...

Oh yeah, you DEFINITELY need some of those garden tags.

Emma said...

The first ones? That I like to call "those purple things" in my garden? I really like those.

Anna said...

I do hope the hostas win.

heidi said...

If I were ever to reproduce again, I just might name it Pulsatilla.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think you might have a second career as a landscape architect. Gorgeous!

nonlineargirl said...

This is the second time this week I have commented to someone that I LOVE ALLIUM. Love it. And when it dries it makes a great fairy wand.

Gwen said...

I've loved allium long time now. My love for your garden, though, is entirely new and tinged with an unhealthy green color found in newborn newts, tales about Oz and envy.

The Homesteading Hussy said...

All the big words have me hot and bothered...and the azalea has me approaching climax. We're getting there in Vermont. Just not so fast.

Sorry about the sexual references...sometimes flowers do that to me.

Very Mary said...

I was just thinking about potential presents...

bipolarlawyercook said...

I love the alien-ness of allium. Their height and then-- POOF. They're fantastic.

Rima said...

It's like this post was written in a language totally foreign to me, but the flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

Jody said...

Wonderful. So gorgeous. Swoon.

Elissa said...

I'm so glad you have Mary's astilbe. I have Mokey’s forsythia, hosta, lemon lilies, little pink roses and climbing euonymus. I have Ruth's red and orange lilies and Mary’s wisteria, may apples, Salomon seal, Jerusalem artichoke and tons of the little yellow flowers I call buttercups. I give thanks to the mothers when I "toostieize" in the garden each evening (that's what my ladylady Theresa used to call admiring the garden).

phd in yogurtry said...

It all looks so pretty, all the different textures in your landscape. Would love to see the full view.

Anjali said...

I need me some pink azaleas! Beautiful!

Kyla said...

Lovely! I love those pink azaleas, but I am so terrified of bees, we don't plant flowers...I don't want to put out the welcome mat for them! LOL.

Kelly said...

Beautiful.

Our azaleas are done, the flowers long gone. This always saddens me.