Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blooming Now

Right now this is what is blooming in the garden:

Lonicera Mandarin (Honeysuckle)

White Honeysuckle, taken from my parents yard last year:

My favorite rose "Evelyn"

David Austin Rose "Heritage"

Bearded Iris "Rockstar"

Rose "Portmeirion"



Baby Nasturitum

Baby bloom on my new "Abraham Darby" rose

Allium Giganteum

Just planted "Incrediball" and "Invincible Spirit" Hydrangea

Enjoying the garden every day- spending every moment I can out there!

Expecting the daylilies I ordered to arrive with in the next week or so!  More planting ahead!

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." -- Gertrude Jekyll

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Abraham Darby On It's Way Here

Abraham Darby Rose

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege
it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

My Plant Featured On Southern Living Blog!

The Grumpy Gardener Blog

Click on the link to see my plant featured in "Help a Reader Identify This Plant."  I couldn't figure out what the ground cover was since I didn't save the tag, but thanks to Southern Living blog readers I now know!  The Grumpy Gardener blog is one of the best blogs!  He is humorous and informative at the same time.  I enjoy reading his blog every day if I get the chance, and I suggest you put his blog in your favorites.

Avalanche Mountain Sandwort

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Am I Becoming a Daylily Addict?

I like it the way another gardening blogger put it..."I am totally, most certainly, quite positively not addicted to plants...addictions are things you need to get over...and, well, I have no intention of getting over plants! There!" ~ Gotta Garden Blog.

So let's just say I am a newbie at this and really starting to get interested in daylilies.  There thousands of varieties to choose from and I can't seem to stop adding to my collection.  So here are a few more daylilies that will be coming in the mail once May arrives...

It's a Girl...(a gift for one of my friends who just found out she is having a girl!)

Spacecoast Starburst....

Thistle Pink Truffle... I love this pure pink/lavendar color. Sure to stand out in the garden!

Thanks to Blue Ridge Daylilies on eBay I have access to all sorts and varieties of daylilies. Now if only my budget were as large as their selection we'd be good!  Nah, I think so far I have started off with a great collection of Daylilies for 2010.  So much to look forward to this year!

Like a beautiful flower that is colorful but has no fragrance,

even well spoken words bear no fruit in one

who does not put them into practice.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Orders for 2010

I am going to try and list all of my plant and seed purchases for this upcoming season of 2010. This should be an exciting year in the garden as I have ordered some exotic daylilies. I have all sorts of seeds waiting to be planted- once the snow melts and the threat of frost is over! Larkspur, double and multi color poppies, forget-me-nots, Digitalis Giganteum (foxglove), Balloon flower (fresh from mom's garden.) I also ordered a few Bearded Iris varieties which I will also list, but probably won't see these bloom till next year. All these pictures I post will be ones from the catalog- and with some hard work in the garden- I hope to have similar pictures this summer! I must say being a gardener is even fun in the winter as this is the time when I spend lots of time with my nose stuck in every gardening book from the library I can find. Also it's a perfect time to look through online catalogs and dream of what my garden could look like this summer. Shopping never gets boring, and there is no such thing as buying too many plants!

Bearded Iris expecting to receive in July/August:

(Left: Gratuity)

Here is a list of Daylilies I am expecting to receive this May:

Within the Veil... (first picture on post)

Bridal Path...

Rhubarb Truffle...

Affair D'Amour...

Esoteric Affair...

Magic of OZ...

Spacecoast Cranberry Kid...

Sprinkled with Springtime...

Memories of Paris...

Fun in the Sunshine...

I'll list more photos as I find them. And as soon as I hook up the camera I can post the photos of our snow day!
All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring,
I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.