Friday, May 18, 2007

Shooting the Garden
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This time of the morning, 8am, is so bright and burgeoning with life. We almost had a frost last night, but escaped it. I can't imagine what we would have done to prevent it from harming everything, but not to worry. It is all fine today. To celebrate, I thought I would document the newly opened and the stalwart perennials.








Once you have columbine, you always have columbine, and these volunteers just opened yesterday. Downward facing and purple blue, they have many many blossoms and will have many many seeds to come.





We have four clumps of chives in various stages of opening buds.





This is for Deb Boschert, who loves green and purple together. Me too. I cut these for a stinky bouquet. It is kinda fun to have chives on everything in the Spring.






The huechera bed (Purple Palace and Lime Rickey) are abundant this year. I wish I had gotten all that fern out of there, but at least it is looking better this year than it did in the past. I tried to eliminate it before because it looked so paltry, but the added rain this year has done the trick, and it zooms!
New growth in the centers justifies keeping it one more year. Hey, I am leaving this garden someday and let the new owners tend to it their own way.

I plan on buying an established garden with a longer growing season and different plantings. I hope...

These dicentra look so transparent with the morning sun shining through them.
The front looks pretty good too, even tho the tree peonies are desperately in need of dead heading. At any minute the other peonies will open, and for the first year ever, we have staked them and will avoid the famous drooping blossoms.

Irresistable pansies. I can't believe this is the first year I have had these. I may have to make this shot my screensaver.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely morning garden pics. Just think, when you move down south you can have pansies from fall through the winter into spring. They don't like the heat of the hot summer down here ... they're done for about now.

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  2. It is so cool to look at your beautiful garden (and the descriptions!) because I live in California and we don't have the same kinds of flowers. Except the pansies, we have those. And chives, but they don't get those flowers on 'em. Just white pointy things that never open. Maybe it's my black thumb...wouldn't be surprised.

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  3. Beautiful! You're right... I'm still bananas about green and purple. (I hear there is a knitting podcast called Lime and Violet. Clever!)

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  4. Your front walkway looks wonderful! Isn't the green so beautifully lush looking this time of year?

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  5. The pansy shot would make an awesome fabric print!

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  6. Ooohh -- your garden is lovely. And this time of year the greens are so intense. Not enough heat yet for the grass to get brown and crunchy -- and everything just seems so alive! Hmmn...think this is one reason I enjoy visiting deserts but sure couldn't live in one. Thanks for sharing.

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