Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Stroll in the garden

I took a little stroll in my garden out back after we finished doing some much needed weed pulling and mowing.  Here are some things I saw that I thought you might enjoy.

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This was gift to me from my hubby because the Hummingbirds love it and I suspect he likes it too.

Kniphofia (Torch Lily)
I love to play with color in my large planters.
(Golden Feverfew (top), 'Pink Swirl' Impatiens, 'Golden Tiara' Hosta and Gartenmeister' Fuchsia )
Millium effusium 'Aureum' making a splash on the opposite side.

Oh look over here...a honeybee favorite!

Blooming her head off...Lavendula stoechis (AKA Spanish Lavender)

I'll have to share my lemon cucumber refrigerator pickle recipe with you the next time I make it.  This basil turns them pink!  I so hope I can find seeds for next year as these were my last ones.

Swiss Sunset Basil from Territorial Seed Company

An angel walks my garden and bent down to see this flower that was glowing in the moonlight.  He loved the flower so much he kissed it and the flower blushed in humility.

Lychnis coronaria 'Angel's Blush'

Lollypop, lollypop, O lolly, lollypop!  How happy these little lilies make me.  Don't they make you just want to smile?

Lollypop Lilies
I just love blue in the garden...and this greets us coming and going from the garden's south entrance.  Isn't it lovely?

Clematis 'Betty Corning'

Pearl pink gloves for foxes grow along the south fence and have been such a wonderful addition.

Apricot Foxglove mature

Just emerging blooms show her namesake color beautifully.
Apricot Foxglove in bud

 Oh look, her common cousin looks pretty fine too, don't you think?  Bumblebees are fun to watch come and go from these blooms.

Digitalis purpurea

This is my serendipity planter this year.  I found the grass on clearance for a quarter looking a bit shabby and had a spot in the middle of this planter where a curly sage used to be and look what happened.  I love happy accidents don't you?

Sedum and Variegated Purple Fountain grass
 I like metal a lot.  This collection still needs to be set up proper.  The metal leaf on the fence will be moved away from the arbor and the stone bird bath base moved down a bit, tipped upside down and planted up with cascading flowers.  I think I'll plant it with Calebracoa in it this year. What do you think?

A few things waiting to be places around the garden.
Oh those darn cats.  I wish they would eat something besides my favorite grasses.  Do your cats do this too?

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

 Oh look, what a surprise!   What a pretty blue flower weaving it's way out from beneath the Ligularia and Lilac.

Geranium in blue

That is all for today.  Time to grab some greens for dinner.  I think we will roast some kale tonight.  Care to join us?

Red Russian Kale and Collards in the fourth of our veggie boxes.

Thank you for letting me share my garden with you.  Come back soon now and I'll fix us some tea and lavender shortbread and we'll sit in the shade of the tall fir trees.
Bye bye.

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  1. Lovely garden! The clematis is such a pretty color.

  2. I wish I could come over for a visit! Lavender shortbread and tea sounds delightful, but it is always fun to visit your blog.
    Your header shot is one of the best I've seen on a blog, but I'm embarrassed to admit I don't think I know this plant, do I? lol
    Thanks for the tour!

  3. Thank you both for your kind comments. Karen, the plant in the photo is Allium christophii, a fall planted ornamental onion that is hardy in my zone 8 garden. It is one of my very favorite plants. It always looks good even after it is done flowering. Its a whimsical and beautiful plant.