Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Little Bog Garden

When I decided to remove my ponds a few years back, I kept one lined and turned it into a small bog garden. Plants include corkscrew rush, blue rush, and fox red curly sedge.



Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Ones That Get Away

It's cherry picking time, a time I have a love/hate relationship with. Love picking them, hate pitting them, love eating them. The picked cherries hog all the space in the refrigerator, pitting makes a sticky mess on the counters, and gets cherry juice on the lenses of my glasses, not to mention the clothing stains. But it's all worth it, since I continue to do this year after year. The best looking ones are always the ones you can't reach, it's my donation to the birds as I'm not getting a bigger ladder.

I just keep reminding myself that without this...

There wouldn't be any of this...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Clematis Vines





Dr. Ruppel

H.F. Young with a single Duchess of Edinburgh.

Jackmanii with unknown white clematis (possibly Henryi)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hot Cocoa

I've appreciated the dependability of the 'Hot Cocoa' rose over the years. It does well in our climate. While others have died in a harsh winter, this one just keeps coming back year after year!

'Carefree' Wonder is another one of my favorites....

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day

Mother's Day can only mean one thing in our household. Time to plant the vegetable garden! My husband got the garden all tilled and ready to go, and I'm ready for a weekend of planting. Plans this year include sweet corn, beans, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and if I have any room left over (unlikely), watermelon or winter squash.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bearded Iris Season is Almost Over

I adore tall bearded iris, and this year's blooms have been spectacular! Some I have no names for, they were handed down through family, or I lost the tag when I was young and thought I'd always remember.

Stairway to Heaven

Lady Friend

Avalon Sunset

Starship Enterprise