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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Red!



Primrose - This is an old picture. I really like primrose but it didn't like me!

Rose - I'm hoping for many more of these perfect blooms.



Single Hollyhock - This is definitely an energizer bunny. It comes back year after year.

Bee balm - Is this red? I'm not sure....I have red and what I call magenta.

Geranium - The geraniums were beautiful last summer.

Daylily - Be still my heart! This color is amazing.

Petunia - definitely one of my favorite annuals

Such color! We really need it after this winter......I think I will look for more red for my flowerbed......

The snow is melting....yipee! I can actually see the seat of the chair planter that was buried in the snow. The weather is still more winter than spring but it's in the air! The sky is a beautiful deep color that has spring written all over it.....
Boston broke a snow record this winter.....it got 108 inches of the vile stuff. The most ever recorded....ptttt! (unimpressed)
Poring over the White Flower Farm catalog makes me  want to get outside and smell the earth. Hellebore really caught my eye but if it actually does bloom in March and April here, it's too early for me.....such a beautiful plant though.....decisions, decisions.....

It's getting time to start the seeds I purchased. There are so many kinds! Also, a friend gave me 
Angel Trumpet seeds...I understand it can be quite poisonous but it's so pretty! Another thing to contemplate! if a critter got poisoned because of it I would be so guilt ridden....

I wish I had more gardening news.....pretty soon.....
I hope that spring is breaking through for all of you, as well.

Today I'm grateful that April is around the corner!
Happy Gardening, Flower Freak

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Yellow, the Color of Sunshine!

                       
  

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower. 
Mary Howett



What a beautiful Iris....I'm not sure where I got it.....

Wild Buttercups.

Wooly Mullein
Yarrow. One of the first plants I grew. They are amazingly hardy.

Irish Eyes. Aren't they pretty?

Lovely Black-eyed Susans.

This is one of my favorite Irises. Pretty yellow center.

Day Lily


This Coreopsis is new to my garden. Let's hope it takes off!
Evening Primrose

Another yellow Iris 

Golden Rod


All of these flowers are so beautiful. I'm really in love with the subtle yellow of the Coreopsis with a brown center.....it's such a delicate color.
 It would be hard for me to choose between the Irises. It's one of my favorite flowers and all of them are special to me. The one that is blue/purple and yellow was given to me years and years ago by a fellow gardener. I accidentally gave the whole thing to another friend.....and, got some back quite a few years later.
I'm fond of Day Lilies too and think there's another yellow one in the garden that is paler than the one pictured.
Golden Rod looks like tufts of fluff. The bees adore them. So do I! I remember picking them along the side of the road as a child.....
It's still very much winter here. We have had two snowstorms since the last time I posted and we are having another tonight! The temperatures are warmer so it's melted some but has a long way to go!.....I was out yesterday and the birds were singing!I need to take a lesson from them......

Today I'm grateful for my new friend Carolin. She's a wonderful person and fellow gardener. She was a Master Gardener in Texas.

Happy Gardening, Flower Freak


Little yellow flowers
Dancing in the breeze
Little yellow flowers
Huddled round the trees
Little yellow flowers
Seemed to know my pain
Little yellow flowers
In my mem`ry will remain



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Purple Flowers


“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” 



I'm thinking these are Petunias. I love them because they come in so many colors and really last the season.

Cleome. I was playing with the settings on my camera. Not sure this did them any justice....

Salvia, Purple Rain. A stunning plant in deep purple.

Creeping Phlox. The color is a pale periwinkle.

Phlox

Pale purple/blue Scabiosa. I love the center of this plant.


Liatris....one of my favorite perennials. 


Pretty pinky purple day lily.

Malva

Butterfly Bush

Purple Aster

Wow! The different shades of purple! What is your favorite? I like deep purple flowers like Purple Rain. It will be wonderful to get out and dig in the dirt again. 
The temperature has been so very cold that I'm afraid I may lost some plants. 
It seems like it snows every other day. Not a lot, according to the weather person, 1-3" each time. Maybe the snow will deep some of them warm. 
We have had some of it melt but, it's still really deep! While driving, it's so hard to see at street corners because the snow is piled so high....a good melt would be wonderful!
I'm enjoying seeing all the beautiful plants other bloggers are growing. 

Today I'm grateful for my fellow garden bloggers. You have all been so kind and informative! 
Happy Gardening!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pretty in Pink

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Going through my garden pictures really gave me a lift. I didn't realize how many pink flowers were in my gardens.

Astilbe! Puffs of pink.

This beauty has been in my garden for about 2 years. Phlox reminds me of my childhood summers.....I remember their scent on the air.

Pretty little Coral Bells. 

Echinachea.....butterfly magnets....

Pink Daylily with a burgundy center.

Pink Primrose. It likes to seed all over the garden and comes up in unexpected places. It fills in bare spots very nicely.

This plant was growing on the edge of our wooded lot so I transplanted it in the garden but don't know what it is. The petals start out white and gradually turn pink. 

Sweet William. Another childhood reminder.

Deep pink Peony.

Wild Geranium


Pale pink Lily-of-the-Valley. A real treat.


Painted Daisy

First year Rose. I was shocked that it bloomed.

Another pic of Echinachea...just because!

We are having the snowiest and coldest winter I can remember. Between 3 major storms and a couple of little ones (under six inches of snowfall) since late January, we have about 5 feet of snow! My garden chair is completely buried. I have pictures but can't bring myself to post them.....The snow has created a variety of problems from roofs collapsing under it's weight to public transportation nearly at a stand still.  Many FB friends are complaining about ice dams. We have a leak in the kitchen from one.....The temperature has hovered in the single digits at night....often getting to 0 degrees F and up into the 20 degrees F during the day. I'm hoping to see the earth sometime in May!!
After this crazy winter, it is a blessing to see all the pictures of my garden in bloom lined up together. Wow! I never realized how much I love pink flowers. 
 The only words I can think of to describe how I feel is that they are just so darn sweet!
I hope that all is well with my fellow garden bloggers.

Today I'm grateful for the color pink!

Happy Gardening, Flower Freak




Monday, February 9, 2015

Blue on Blue


I just finished reading a lovely post by a fellow blogger. Her post is about her beautiful china with blue patterns and blue flowers from her summer garden. She has a great eye for pictures. They are stunning.
It seems like a wonderful idea to me to do a color theme each week. Especially since we are buried in snow and that's about all I have to photograph. It will give me an opportunity to go over earlier posts and enjoy, once again, the beauty of my gardens. I hope you will join me. 
Hanging pot 
Blue-eyed grass

Forget-me-nots

Mini Irises. Early bloomers

Bell Flower
Balloon flower

Iris. One of my favorites.

Plumbago

Bachelor Buttons

Pansies. They bloomed all summer!

I don't know what this is....do you?

Lobelia

Wow! So many beautiful blue blooms. I can hardly wait for spring!
Today I am grateful for all we have. It's snowing like mad out....the 3rd big storm in less than 3 weeks. We have a warm, dry home, food and everything else we need.
Happy Gardening, Flower Freak