Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Garden Pictures

Every year I promise myself to take a photo record of what is in the garden. I have planted a bunch of perennials every year so far, and they keep disappearing. I have a feeling I am pulling them out in the spring thinking they are weeds. Oh well.... this is what the gardens look like now
Isn't this the most beautiful flower you've ever seen? Deanna and I saw this basket yesterday. I wasn't going to buy any hanging baskets this year, but I couldn't resist this gorgeous fuschia. I hope it lasts the summer....

Deanna's mini irises are almost done already. The large irises haven't bloomed yet, they are very late this year, it seems.

Deanna's garden:
The front garden. The peony is huge this year - time to split it!
This weeping pea shrub was our anniversary gift this year. I love it! It adds some height to the garden. The watering can sprung a leak last year, so we recycled it as a planter this year. And the coral bells (purple plant) is my new perennial for the year. I also added a bleeding heart in the back corner.

4 comments:

Stuart said...

Nice gardens. We should get working on ours...but time is hard to find around here these days. Perhaps when Sherri is done with the WOW retreat, and Leanne's wedding!

Marg said...

Sounds like I'm in need of your green thumb!! My gardens need a makeover and since it's now heading into winter it's a good time to get cracking. But unfortunately each day just seems to disappear!! It's been flat out around here lately but that's okay. It keeps me out of trouble!! I love it here; you grow things all year round. Brett's our avid gardener and has hopefully inherited mum's green thumb. Hmm, maybe it can skip a generation...
Your gardens look great! I like Deanna's garden. How old is she??

Lisa said...

Thanks Marg. Deanna is 10, she loves to putter out there with the garden. Her latest thing is birds, so we are trying to attract the hummingbirds this year. No luck yet...
By the end of the summer, the gardents probably won't look quite as nice. Weeding is more fun in May than in August :)

Anonymous said...

At least you don't have a dog sitting on the beautiful new perennials you just planted or digging up your dogwoods!!
Weeding is never fun.
If I ever have my own place I will have a rock garden. Just rocks... no garden!
We now have a hanging plant that is supposed to attract hummingbirds. We will let you know how successful it is.

Barbara