Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wish you were here!

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Every day I end up thinking to myself…. I wish they were here today!  I’m talking about the upcoming garden tour and the visitors that will be here that day.

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I hope the new wildflower bed will be this bright and cheery the day of the tour.

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I wish you could see the hearty geranium, white irises and fairy roses… all blooming at the same time.

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This rose is my main landscape rose, “The Fairy” in full bloom, this is the best week of the year for it.

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A close up….

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Mr. Lincoln is fantastic…. it gets darker in summer blooms and it looks like velvet.

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Husker Red Penstemon is so nice scattered around, just a touch of burgundy.

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The butterfly garden is really colorful right now.

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The butterfly bushes are just ready to bloom, but I have seen many butterflies already this year.

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Spirea…. one of my favorite shrubs.

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It blooms almost like a perennial, I think this one is Anthony Waterer.

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Unknown pink rose, one given to me from an old homestead.  My favorite kind.  I have four “new” ones given to me that have buds now…. I am excited to see what colors they will be.

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The lilies are blooming!  My favorites…. I have several new ones ready to bloom soon as well.

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I don’t even care for orange and this is beautiful… in this bed I have more bright colors.

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I even have one orange rose to match them.

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Blanket flower, something I am adding many more of….

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This one is called Arizona Sun and it is a dwarf, only 12 inches tall.

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But the ‘Countrytime’ Rose steals the show….

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Its rich blooms are fantastic…. I think this is my favorite picture so far this year.

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They always photograph so well…. you may get tired of me posting them.

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Delphiniums are the prettiest shade of blue, I hope this spreads.

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The white ones are pretty too….in the new kitchen garden.

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The cutting bed is coming along nicely…..cosmos and zinnias.

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And the hydrangeas are just starting to turn pink and full…..  I am so happy, the frost got this one last year.

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So like I said before…..I wish you were here today! 

Happy Gardening…..Brooke

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Virtual Garden Tour

 

Okay, it is too hot to garden, so I am playing with my camera today.

I am sure my production is laughable, and you can see my shadow in several places…. but here is a little tour of some of my borders.  I did not include the fire pit, driveway plantings and any of the back kitchen garden…. that can be saved for another day.

Remember, most of my garden is only 2 years old…. it is still new and filling in.

I cannot believe how much it has changed since last year already.

Hope this video works for you and you can see it!

Happy Gardening….Brooke

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lanthier Winery Garden

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This is a winery in Madison Indiana, they have a wonderful area for wine tasting and outdoor events.  It wraps all the way around the buildings and parking lots.

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I truly enjoyed strolling through the gardens there last weekend, I can only imagine how pretty they will be in a few weeks.  The garden is open for free, seven days a week.

Happy Gardening…..Brooke

 

Lanthier Winery

Mill Street

‎Madison, IN 47250

(812) 273-5370‎

lanthierwinery.com

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My garden today….

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Good Morning…. it is a blah day here in Indiana…. it has been very cool the last few days.

Siberian Iris and White Hearty Geraniums

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Not the best day to take pictures, but I have a bunch blooming and the time to do it today.

Coquette des Blanches Rose

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I just love this Dorothy Rose Columbine, it is the perfect shade of pink.

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  Here is the other side of my steps, you can see it fills in so nicely.

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The borders are getting bigger every day.  If the sun would stay out it would help.

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Don’t pay any attention to my garden hose being out…. oops!

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Some of these pictures are a bit dark, but I wanted to share them anyway.  Camelot Foxglove

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Unknown iris, but lovely colors…. and peony in the background.

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Love, love, love Sensation Rose Salvia.

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Pure white peony.

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Strawberry Foxglove

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Delphiniums

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The butterfly hill is starting to look pretty again.

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The knockouts are in full bloom.

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This pink primrose is taking over, but I still like it there.

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Spirea, coneflowers and daylily will be blooming soon.  My butterfly bush is already really big, may be cutting it back this week.

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This bed is pretty with red blooms right now, this will be yellow, purple and orange later this summer.

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The lambs ear is ready to bloom soon too.

 

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My hydrangeas are all budded out, I am so happy they will bloom this year.  Last year the frost got them.

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The roses on this side are have buds…. by the weekend it should have more color.

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The wildflower bed has pretty yellow and blue blooms.

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In a few weeks it will be a huge sea of yellow from the coreopsis.

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A hanging basket my girls got me for Mother’s Day I put in a basket on the porch.

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The geese have been in the grass the past couple days… too many to count.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Gardening….Brooke

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