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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In Bloom

With so many things beginning to bloom here at Old Country Gardens, I just don't know where to begin. There's just not enough hours in the day to do all the things I'd like to do in the garden.

Here's a little peek at what was blooming this morning:

I'm so glad I moved these Iris siberica from a shade bed where they were struggling. I was only able to save a few small pieces but they've responded wonderfully in their new sunny locations and I foresee huge swaths of white blooms in years to come.

The little white Rhododendrons I rescued after a flower show many years ago have grown and grown. How nice to capture a shot of them in bloom.

Another shrub blooming today is the Physocarpus opulifolious 'Nugget'. What a great foliage color too!
The pink Symphytum is chock full of pretty pink flowers that just hum with all the big fat bumblebees that visit them. When it's finished blooming I'll hack it back and it will rebloom nicely.

Hardy Geranium cantabrigiense 'Cambridge' on the right has mixed nicely with a simple Nepeta mussini (cat mint).

Thalictrum flowers are so delicate that you need more than one or two to make a statement.

And for the hall of shame, look at this lovely little Rhododendron that's been tortured for two years in this pot. Maybe I"ll finally find a home for this baby.

Back to the garden, I'm in the middle of a little project and will take lots more photos when I'm done.


Sylvia (England) said...

Your garden looks lovely Melanie. I am suffering from not enough time or rather the garden is. I really must weed the front but...

Best wishes Sylvia (England)

Dave said...

Your garden look great! It is an extremely busy time isn't it? Too many projects to do and just not enough time.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

How pretty your flowers are. What are those lovely leaves next to your mini Rhodes?

Strawberry Lane said...

Such beautiful flowers! Your garden is inspiring!

Dirt Princess said...

I love seeing what all you are growing in your garden, such a great variety

Joanne said...

The garden looks so well kempt. Lovely