Saturday, May 29, 2010

Welcome to my garden

This is the best time of year for our gardens, as I lean heavily (surprise, surprise!) into spring pastels.....so thought I'd share some pictures taken over the last few days. Our unusual heat recently has brought everything into bloom! These first few pictures are from our back gardens, the original ones we made when we bought the house, enlarged and changed many times over the years.  Blooming now are 2 kinds of Siberian Iris, a white and a dark pink peony (transplanted from our neighbor across the street), perennial salvia, pinks (perennial dianthus), some columbine that have mysteriously changed from pinks to white,  lots of lambs ears, a gorgeous apricot poppy, and not showing here, chives.  If you want to see any of these closer, click on the picture once, and then again, and you will get a full screen view.
Also around back is this gorgeous David Austin rose called "Sir Walter Raleigh.
And finally, our newest garden, about 3 or 4 years old now, our bird garden, made when we lost a big maple tree; it is our only garden that gets sun most of the day.

There's a pale pink peony, transplanted from my neighbor's garden across the street, irises transplanted from my sister's house when she lived in Indiana, and a rainbow knockout rose that has become huge this year.  The variegated white leafy bush is called "Hakuro Nishiki"; it has pink leaves at the very beginning of the season.  And you can just see the beginnings of our Julia Child yellow rose.  Here's a picture from last year.

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend.  This is the best one weatherwise in many years!  Thank you for all the lovely comments; but Denny does all the work.  In August, this will be a jungle!

26 comments:

  1. Wow Lin - what a beautiful garden!!!!!! Lovely pictures - thanks for sharing :0)

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  2. Lin, you live in what looks like heaven to me! What a beautiful array of plants and flowers you have! So glad you shared these photos! I love the irises! I am still waiting for mine to bloom! Hugs to you! :)

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  3. Wow Lin your gardens are amazing- a little slice of heaven! Love all the roses, peony, and your fabulous bird feeder stand! Thanks for sharing and wish I could be sniffing the roses and peony's right now!

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  4. Lin, your garden is just a dream!! I enlarged every photo. All my favorite colors are represented in your welcoming garden. All your flowers look so healthy and are blooming like crazy - I reckon you have very good soil over there in the States...:)) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh yes, just wanted to say that the lavender is not blooming yet, the buds have turned color so it won't be too long yet. And yes, you got it right with the name of that flower, it is a toxic plant but as long as it's not in the way or do any damage, I'm going to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing that with me today.

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  6. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Such a great variety. Love all the colors!

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  7. Wow, Lin! Absolutely gorgeous! You make me want to come right over with these pics!

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  8. Awesome garden Lin. What a delight at this time of the year for you, You really must have green fingers.

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  9. Oh my goodness your garden is so beautiful Lin - those peonys are to die for! And love your David Austin rose. My sister and I visited DA Roses for the first time last year and I can't wait for my souvenir rose to bloom - it has tiny buds at the moment.

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  10. thanks for taking us for a walk through your beautiful garden, Lin! i enjoyed this wonderful post! i adore your pretty flowers!! thanks for sharing!! =)

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  11. Oh Lin, your garden is gorgeous, thank you for sharing this, it makes me want to get into my garden and get it prepared for Spring, right now it is raining so will have to wait. But thank you for giving me the push, this is truly an inspiring garden.

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  12. what beautiful flowers and gardens! I have never seen that poppy before, love it and love the peonies also.

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  13. Lin your yard is gorgeous! Look at all that inspiration for your beautiful cards. Your garden is so elegant! (Mine is so wild most of the time. :)

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  14. WOW... what a gorgeous garden, Lin!! LOVE it, thank you for sharing! I wish I can have garden like that, but too bad I don't have a green thumb!

    Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

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  15. lin, this is just paradise!!
    every single picture could have been taken from one of my favourite magazines. :)
    BEAUTIFUL!!

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  16. oh my, flowers!!!!! I thought the Queen Mary's Jubilee garden wa so awesome...yours is just as beautiful,if not more beautiful!! Wow! I'm amazed, Lin!

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  17. I'm so surprised Lin.. you have the most beautiful garden i've ever seen.. WOOW!! all these flowers are soo beautiful, bet they smell like heaven.. My fave is Sir Walter Raleigh pink rose that's AWESOME!! :)

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  18. Lin...I keep coming back here to look again and again at your gorgeous gardens!! I really like all of it but the dark pink peony is my favorite.

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  19. I am a lover of flowers, even the wild ones. Your garden is spectacular!

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  20. Your garden is amazing!!! No wonder your nature cards are always perfect - your garden is so inspiring!

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  21. Lin! Your yard is like a BEAUTIFUL park!!! WOW! Come to my house; please??!!! :)

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  22. Your garden is so beautiful. I love all your flower. In Denmark the flowera just beginning to show.

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  23. Oh Lin! Your gardens are so incredibly beautiful! I loved looking through your pictures!
    :-) Barbara

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  24. Your gardens are amazing, so many beautiful flowers!

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  25. WOW - this is incredible Lin. I adore your gardens. You have so much space!!!
    I bought lots of David Austin roses. :) LOVE them all. I will share photos when they are in bloom.
    Adore all your peonies - I do hope mine develop like yours.
    You are obviously very greenfingered. :)

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  26. Oh wow Lin your garden is AMAZING!! You have such a fantastic array of flowers. I love that you have a bird garden with the feeders and bird bath - though I should have guessed you would have a special place for the birds. My compliments to Denny too, he must put an incredible amount of work into it.

    Heather Maria

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!