I have been busy, busy, busy in the gardens this week. Trying to do what I can - when I can - when the hip and knee are in the mood. Moving plants, planting plants, planting bulbs, sowing seeds and pulling weeds. I also went to visit Ms. Doris Three Doors Down. I will be featuring some of her flowers and garden art on Tuesday.
After the nice, almost an inch of rain on Wednesday the sun was beaming today. It's 81 degrees at 8:00 p.m. (that's 27.2 c)
Climbing rose. It has barely any leaves, why? I know zero about roses.
We have slowly but surely been replacing the brick edging with these blue bottles. (I guess I shouldn't ask my husband to drink his beer faster) This area of Larkspur is all self seeded. I have white Caladiums, Calla Lilies, Astilbe, Coleus and Heuchera in the container in this corner. Oh, I see a Begonia too. This bed goes up the left and right to form a large triangle. On the other side of the bed is the street. The small trunk in the middle is a three year old pink Dogwood that has never bloomed, sigh.
I don't know why the two photos above will not let me type between them. Anyway, I remember posting about this Clematis last year when it started doing this color change. Do you see the bloom in the bottom left? That is the original color of the Clematis when it was planted 4 or so years ago. The first flush of flowers is always the original color then it starts pushing out this beautiful solid deep pink? Any ideas?
Gerbera Daisies....above Margarita...below Red.....
This is the tiniest Nasturtium plant I have ever seen. It reseeded from last year. I have never had that happen before. Maybe because in the past I have
yanked pulled out expired plants. Last year I left most plants to die back on their own. That combined with the mild winter I have several returning plants and very early blooms like the rest of you.
The old BBQ Grill. Petunias, Asparagus Fern, Dianthus a forgotten name grass in the middle. On both ends, old work boots with Sedums and Verbena.
This area faces the the other street by our mailbox. I have been expanding it this week. I have about twenty something dwarf Celosia, and twenty something short yellow Marigolds and 27 Ranunculus bulbs in the ground. I have various containers and the Sedum filled wheelbarrow to the right. Fingers crossed about the 120 Ranunculus bulbs I have planted around. I tend to believe they are more of a fall planting bulb here...we shall see. I'll share more of this area as it fills in. It looks quite sad right now. I pinched the tops out of all the Celosia so the plants will get bushier. I'll do that a couple of more times. There is a self seeded yellow Viola under the metal crate.
Firecracker Plant Russelia equisetiformis
Firecracker (bulbs) Flowers Dichelostemma Pink Diamond
I wonder which plant will win this area or if they will continue to place nice together. Dichondra Silver Falls was originally in the large container. It spilled out, rooted on the ground and died out of the container. I planted the Creeping Phlox to help with rain water washing this area out. The Sedum, well, we all know how Angelina likes to spread around. I have a piece of Mezoo in the container with the Crown of Thorns. I love Mezoo and if I want it to stay alive I better move it and soon.
My goodness I had a lot to say this evening. I guess that long soak in the hot bath with muscle relaxing mineral salts helped me be able to sit a little longer. Linking up with Ms. Tootsie for her weekly Friday party!