Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stately Delphiniums

We have been busy in the garden this week-deadheading, weeding and redoing the edges on all the beds. Although we like to keep the garden in pretty good shape all summer,there is nothing like a tour to give us an extra push.. Today I am sharing recent photos of one of my favorite plants-delphiniums. In the spring we give them a dose of mushroom compost and stake most of them as they get taller so they don't break off in heavy rain and wind. Our garden is fairly sheltered with trees so it is not so much of a problem.

I love the color of these and the height-the tall ones are from the knights of the round table and the shorter ones are magic fountains. Igrew some from seed a few years ago and now I divide them in early spring when I want more.

They look pretty with roses.

And pretty with clematis.

I love coming home and seeing them leaning over the picket fence.

Aren't they stately?

See them looking through the arbor?

I love them with daylillies too.

Some have black bees in the centre and others white.

I have them sprinkled around the garden.

black bees

white bees-all are beautiful!

Well I am off to the garden! Did I mention my sister is coming home from Vancouver for a week,she will be staying with us and my Mom is very excited to see her too!

Take care,


June said...

I love your Delphs. They are so grand in the landscape. Mine are winding down now.

Deanna said...

Always a delight to visit your garden and read a word by you.
God bless,

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Carolyn, just thought you would like to know I so enjoyed your beautiful garden that I forwarded your blog to a friend. She is an outstanding artist and I believe emailed you to see if she could paint some of your photos. Can't wait to see what she comes up with!!

Carolyn said...

Hi Marsha,
Yes, she is an outstanding artist
and I look forward to it also.I wish I could paint-it could be my winter hobby!
Thank you,

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh Carolyn, I've missed visiting your blog (you know how life can get in the way sometimes.) Finally things are settling down a bit, and I look forward to see all that I've missed.

What wonderful gifts you give us by sharing your breathtaking gardens, and lovely home.

Delphiniums are one of my favorite plants, too. I look forward to their blooms each year. 'Stately' is a perfect description of their presence in the garden.


Mary said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. I don't think I've ever seen delphs with such brilliance. I would love to come home to them every day. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Cindy said...

I love delpheniums, too, I have one! I only know that it is one because of the unique type of leaves that it has and it grew so fast that while we were in Vancouver for our holidays it was growing along the gound. The top broke off when I lifted it up to stake it. I enjoyed your beautiful pictures, once again. Have a great visit with your sister. Hugs, ~cindy s~

Bernideen said...

I'm glad you didn't get the wind shears we had last night- unbelieveable winds that came out of now where and the hail to go with......not good for precious delphiums!

Segenit Puteri Bunian said...

i'm so jealous with your gardens.. -sue, malaysia

Millie said...

Stately indeed! They are lovely.

Tammy said...

Lovely, lovely, as always! Thank you!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your delphiniums are beautiful! I had one but it did not come back this year...I don't know why. Have a wonderful visit with your sister.

Rosy said...

Your garden is a picture of beauty, it looks so inviting. Lovely colour combos you have created, love looking at it from different angles.

Bobbi said...

Hi, I just love, love, love your garden! It's gorgeous!

Shirl said...

Hello your delphiniums are just stunning. I wish I could grow them but they just don't do well for me. I had no luck with seed so tried some plants and they die out. Your garden is just beautiful!
Blessings to ya! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

CIELO said...

Lovely, Carolyn... delphiniums are one of my fav flowers... they go so well with roses.... yours look so healthy; love that deep blue-violet color!



LillyB said...

The colors are just amazing Carolyn!! It gives me such a serene feeling when I see your gardens, I feel peaceful and at ease!! Thank you so much for sharing your life with us!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Love Lilly

sweet bay said...

Such beautiful delphiniums!!... one of the most beautiful flowers in existance.

Dreams and Decor said...

That arbor is to die for!!! Also love all your fabulous flowers! Patti

Jean Tuthill said...

Your garden is beautiful and I really love the delphs. I must put some in mine, too. Thanks for sharing.

Rhondi said...

I am drooling over your delphiniums! They are one of my favorites and we can't grow them very well here :)
I hope you have a great time with your sister.
Rhondi xo