Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Let's take a walk

Let's take a walk out back, in the gardens. They are maturing and there is lots to see (and even to eat).

 Speaking of eating, do you suppose this guy, who is sitting at pond's edge, is thinking about fishing?
This is not my cat; he's a visitor to the yard every now and then.

 The pond plants are almost covering the water. The fish like to hide from me, and now they have plant cover as well as rocks to swim between. The plantings on the east side of the pond and stream are mostly older ones. The west side is where we are trying to get some new things established. You are looking toward the east.

 A closer look, just to the east of the stream.

 Larkspur self-sows in many areas of the gardens. I have lavender, purple, pink and white.

 The rudbeckia and bee balm have begun to bloom.

 Most of the lupins are gone, but we still have a few in bloom.

 Echinacea pallida, Pale Purple Coneflower

 Hydrangea 'Incrediball' looks incredible!

 'Jackmanii,' new to me this year and showing its first blooms

 Perennial geraniums 'Rozanne' and 'Johnson's Blue' are going crazy! They must like all this rain we've been getting.

 Ruby throated hummingbird (the only kind of hummingbird in this area) rests on a tomato cage.

 The lavender is doing well. This is 'Hidcote.' I also grow 'Munstead,' which is a bit lighter in color.

 Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly weed, has been bright and cheerful (and spreading a bit, too).

Allium 'Globemaster' while in bloom -  BEFORE above...

...and AFTER...when their blooming was complete, I spray painted them.

We have ripe cherries, blueberries, rhubarb and strawberries and have eaten lettuce, kohlrabi, arugula and kale from the gardens. Looking forward to the green beans and my second crop of lettuce soon, and later, the tomatoes. How is your garden growing?


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