Thursday, June 7, 2012

Midwestern Images for Fertilizer Friday

We recently travelled to Kansas to visit family, and also to the Omaha area to tour 3 private and 1 public garden. In this post I'm showing pics from Nebraska and Kansas as well as my Iowa garden.

Sunset in the Kansas Flint Hills

Remains of the limestone foundation of an old round barn on my cousin's ranch

An old brick building on another cousin's Kansas farm - perhaps a former smokehouse?

Roses in Omaha: this gardener has over 300 roses!

Garden art in another Nebraska garden

Tamarack tree

Lamium is an attractive groundcover in shade.

Peonies at a peony show at Lauritzen Gardens

Oriental display in a private Nebraska garden

Now, to my Iowa garden:

View from above: east side of the cottage garden

West side of the cottage garden 

Close-up of larkspur and a pink shrub rose on the west side of the cottage garden

Wide-angle view of the cottage garden

Catmint, achillea, roses, daylilies, Asiatic lilies and weigela in the cottage garden; toward the top of the photo are raised beds with zucchini and tomatoes.

Hydrangea 'Incrediball' is only two years old and I'm impressed by the number of blooms.

Alllium 'Gigantum'

Red hot poker

Achillea 'Paprika'

The coneflowers are beginning to bloom.

Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'

I'm so glad you stopped by today.

"As a gardener, I'm among those who believe that much of the evidence of God's existence has been planted." ~Robert Brault

Thanks for visiting!


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