Just a note that I should have put on my first post about my garden. I have 3 flower beds in the front yard. I have a Tulip bed, a new bed, and the front bed. The Tulip bed is in front of the house and the new bed is right next to it. The front bed is in front of the garage wall. I’ll have to get a wide shot soon.
Tulip bed: tulips, cerastium, alysium, crocuses and a few astilbes
New bed: aquilegia, rose bushes, lavender, floxglove, day lilies, arenaria, chrysogonum, achillea, gaillardia, hydrangea
Front bed: witch hazel tree, hollyhock, astilbe, white iris, ligularia, black eyed peas
There are more plants but these are the ones I can remember without my notebook (packed away because of the floor project)
These are pictures I took on Friday. It was overcast so that’s why the pics are a little dark. These didn’t flower last year. I ordered so many plants last year that I still have to refer back to the notebook plan and the order to know what’s what. Too much at once! So anyways, I knew these were Aquilegia flowers but I thought they were my beloved Winky Rose like the ones on my banner. Well nope! These are a very deep purple, borderline black! They are called Aquilegia vulgaris William.
These don’t actually come up like my Winky Rose (or not yet?). I had M hold a flower up for the picture. Aren’t they amazing?
Here are my beloved Winky Rose. Not sure what’s going on with the leaves there.
Here is Alysium and Cerastium Olympia that was starting to bloom. There are many more of them now popping up. So little, so dainty.
Here is the white Iris that’s about to bloom. It has exploded this year! These are so beautiful when they bloom.
I don’t remember what these are. I need to go and find it. They are pretty tall and they had just started to bloom.
This is a shot of my fence and my neighbors trees. Japanese maples all over. Aren’t they just beautiful trees to give my little garden shade? (On the left is the HUGE pecan tree that is on our lot and to the right is a pine tree that got heavily damaged in the 2007 ice storm which belongs to our dear neighbor. You’ll have to click on the picture to see the whole picture.)