Thursday, May 23, 2013

In the Garden


I took a break from blogging and was going to just leave it all together because I felt it had ran its course. But then I  started missing it and the garden friends I had come to know over the years.
So to catch up on what is blooming in the garden now…..

The “Persian Blue” Alliums and the Creeping Phlox have come and gone.

Purple aquilegia Columbine is in bloom. The seeds were given to me by a garden blogging friend and I just love the blooms in those shady spots of the garden beds. Thank you Margy again!

Centranthus, Valerian is starting to bloom now but it is shorter this year in height for some reason.??

“Crimson Star” clematis  is the first of my collection of clematis vines to bloom.

Dianthus “Brillant” is a shocking pink and is blooming alone with the Weigela shrub “Wine & Roses”.

Weigela “Wine & Roses”

Dianthus “Fire Witch” Is even a more shocking shade of pink. It does draw attention in the garden bed.

Fragaria “Lipstick” Ornamental Strawberry is blooming also with its lovely bright pink blooms.

The Fairy’s and the….


Gnomes have moved back for the season.


The Rhododendrons are the attraction stealing the show in the garden now but their blooms will be dropping of now with the rains.

The Blue Japanese Wisteria blooms have also came and gone.The Bumble Bees loved them but I have to say the Honeybees look scarce again this season so far along with the Butterflies.

So that is a little of what is blooming now. The roses are all budding and starting to bloom now and I always love that since I love roses so much.
What is blooming in your garden now?

Happy Gardening,




CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl thanks for your new address! .. These are stunning pictures girl : ) .. especially the fairy ones (I am a BIG kid!) LOL
The lavenders .. my Provence are coming back along with a few other ones, so I am a happy gardener .. but certainly the new ones I am trying will have my curiosity about winter hardiness .. what is a garden without some lavender eh ?
Glad you are back .. I too have fits and spurts .. I have a lot of work to get done in my garden so a FIT might happen now? LOL
Joy : )

Joe Todd said...

So many beautiful flowers

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my! What gorgeous flowers. I spent a few hours on my Fair Garden this's a favorite thing to do. Yours is lovely..
p.s. I have been tempted to leave also..and keep taking breaks. I have such mixed feelings about not doing it anymore. I still consider it from time to time...mostly because it becomes difficult to keep up and visit all that I would like to visit..AND get ANYTHING done around home or in my garden.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oops! Did my comment go on the correct post??

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Hi Lona, I've got your new address in my Bloglovin feed, so it will show up as you post. Thanks for letting me know.

Your garden is always so pretty...


Zoey said...

Glad to have you back, Lona! I think we all have those times when we think we should give it up.\

Your early spring flowers were so pretty. I am still waiting for the allium, etc. It has been very cold here...still getting frost at night.