Monday, October 12, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sedum, turtleheads, aster, black-eyed Susan
Obedient plant accenting the hibiscus
Despite getting eaten all summer, my sedum is blooming.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Agastache, salvia, rudbeckia


Each flower is twice the size of my hand

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Salvia and winecups

Something is eating my sedum!

Ostrich plume astilbe and lace-cap hydrangea

Monday, June 1, 2009


Pretty pots

Just planted

Veronica and shasta daisy (with coreopsis, echinacea, baptisia)
Lavender, evening primrose (I think), iris

Lacecap hydrangea

About to bloom


Look beautiful, but taking down the trellis they're climbing.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Beautiful potting bench from my parents with some of the many plants I
got from Joe!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Peony and oriental poppy
Rose and clematis
Blanket flower and geum
Spiderwort (2 different kinds) and iris
Peony and salvia
Buttercups (a type of evening primrose, I think)
Amsonia "Blue Ice"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Too much purple

I was looking around last night and realized that, except for the
Oriental poppies, everything in bloom right now is purple.
In another few weeks, I'll be complaining that there is too much yellow.
Below: Nepeta, chives, iris
Salvia, peony, allium, St. John's Wort bush
Peony, baptisia, Oriental poppy (I use both the common and Latin names
when speaking of plants)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


To say that this rose smells amazing isn't doing it justice. I wish I
could bottle it and send it out - it's that wonderful.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Worked on the wasteland that was the space between the sidewalk and the road. It's been an eyesore for years. The soil is really, really bad there.


Amended the soil, added lots of new lilies. Carted 5 wheelbarrows full of bad soil up a hill to the backyard. Ouch.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Azalea and iris

In full bloom

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Allium and confused salvia

And we found a whole family of snakes next to the house. Ew.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Azalea starting to bloom


We have to cut this tree down soon - new neighbors don't want it
leaning on their property. We'll then have 0 trees on our property.
I'll miss this one flowering...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I've never looked into these tulips before - they're bluish!
Bleeding heart, that was already blooming early April of last year, is
just coming up.

Gorgeous day!

This is what I've been waiting for all winter! High 80s, sun, and a
whole weekend to weed, mow, divide, plant, and look at all of the
plants coming up.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

That last post was via my iPhone. It works!!
Look at all the bright color!!