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