Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Garden Shots

We have had rain here the last couple of days so the garden was glad for a nice drink. I did take these photos between showers so I will take you on a tour today.
I love lupins and they do grow wild here-so you will find them in ditches in many places or even a whole field here and there but they are well behaved in our garden. That is a spirea(Torr-I believe) and a midnight wine weigela beside the lupins.

This is the magnificum geranium(my favorite). I bought a few clumps at a yardsale several years ago and I have divided them so that they are sprinkled all around the garden. they look so nice with peonies and lady's mantle.
I love the color of this poppy and it has pretty crinkled edges. Sorry I forget the name. June at Laughing with Angels has pretty poppies in her lovely garden you should visit if you haven't already.
This dames rocket has a lovely fragrance but it reseeds readily. I love to see it growing in the wild mixed in with the lupins.
Our dogwood tree-the fancier ones are not hardy enough for our garden.
Love this iris from my mother-in laws garden.
Mary rose with magnificum gernanium.
This is Therese Bugnet growing in several places in our garden because it is hardy and puts out nice little suckers to transplant.
The is the Agnes rose one of the first to bloom and also very hardy.
My midseason peonies are just starting to bloom. I love peonies and have over 100 plants and about 40 different varieties.
These Korean standard lilacs are a much loved birthday gift!
That is a later blooming Prestion lilac behind the weiglea. I love being albe to stretch the lilac season and the fragrance is incredible.

This is another Prestion lilac=again I forget the name so I should do some research.

I will show the rest of the garden later in the week -I am having a morning out with a good friend!

Take care,


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely tour of your beautiful, rain watered gardens. We are having rain here this morning with quite a bit of thunder and lightening too.

Your little grand-daughter is precious!

Have a nice day in your bit of paradise.


Unknown said...

Lila is adorable! So precious!;D

You garden is an explosion of color! I can just imagine how fragrant it is. I love all your lilacs and I wish we could get lupines to grow wild here!

Deanna said...

Carolyn, I so enjoyed this tour of your gorgeous garden. Especially liked how you called the flowers/plants by name and where they came from.

Your little Granddaughter is a sweetie-pie! How awesome children are in the garden of life!

I will be off and shopping today with one of my Granddaughters...she loves it. She's only 2 and after leaving a store will say, "Go to another one." ha ha A shoppers dream.

God bless,

Southerncook said...

Seeing your blog is an inspiring way to begin the day. I have never seen that geranium before but will ask about it at my favorite nursery. Maybe because of our intense heat. I have found that many of my geraniums struggle in our heat and I only have them planted in pots on my patio.

Lila is precious. Thank you for sharing pics of your beautiful garden as it unfolds and also your darling grand daughter.

Carolyn/N FL

June said...

Hi Carolyn,
What beauty to wake up to this morning. I loved the stroll around the garden and I am feeling very inspired. Thank you for the link back to my poppy post. That was so sweet of you to think of me. Baby Lila is the prettiest little flower you have. Just a doll.
I can't wait for more of your garden this summer.

Dirt Princess said...

Beautiful as always

Unknown said...

The garden and your grand-daughter are all so very lovely!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your little granddaughter is beautiful. I love looking at your garden, the flowers are glorious and everything looks so well taken care of. Thanks for sharing with us.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful toru of your gardens. It's always a pleasure to stop by your beautiful blog. Your granddaughter is adorable.
Have a nice day out.
hugs ~lynne~

Akaleia said...

Wounderful Carolyn - and the top are the pictures of your adorable Granddaughter.

Have a nice week

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Beautiufl baby and you know how I feel about your garden. thanks

Bernideen said...

Beautiful photos and garden as usual!

Joanne said...

the Geranium Magnificum is a favourite of mine too and looks lovely at the foot of the roses with Alchemilla mollis. I nearly bought Mary rose yesterday but chose Crocus Rose instead and white with hint of apricot.

The photos and garden are lovely as always.

Sandra said...

Omgosh, what a beautiful garden. I am sooo mesmerized by it. :) It is truly a beautiful gift from God. :)

Tammy said...

Your garden is just lovely....but Miss Lila is a treasure!!! She is just adorable! Thanks for sharing these ebautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! There must be something pretty special in your soil! :) Everything is more than beautiful, Carolyn! OH, and little Lila is the prize flower of the garden!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

w00ts up said...

Your garden is gorgeous and so is your grand-baby!

sweetbay said...

The blue lupines and geranium are spectacular!