After a weekend full of sensory overload from all the gardens we saw during the Garden Bloggers’ Fling, it truly feels wholly uninspiring to look around my own muddy little paradise to see if anything is worthy of posting. I suppose there are a few things, but since I cracked my camera during the Fling, I have had to resort to phone pictures, which are okay, but not much more. Oh well – here goes:
On a good note, the lilies are coming!
I’m glad to see them, but can’t stop thinking about the already spent Himalayan lilies in one of the gardens we saw during the Fling. I ground myself by remembering that everything is indeed relative…
Did you hear that you are supposed to know exactly where you want your Acanthus before planting it? Well, it’s true. Once it has gotten established, it is very difficult to eradicate completely, as this Acanthus spinosa can verify. It’s not that I mind it there – but it will never have the kind of space it deserves to truly shine. But as long as it is okay with that, I’m happy to see it pop up every year. It is such a cool plant!
Those who know me know that I have a soft spot for green flowers. So, I fell for a ‘Little Lime’ even though I most assuredly don’t have room. It looks pretty good with the foliage of Carol Mackie – another victim of my uncontrollably voracious appetite for more plants.
Here is another marvel in bloom – some kind of ‘panax-something’. Not the most exciting flower, but the fact that it’s green is a redeeming factor. As with so many other things in my garden, the reason it remains is that I love its leaves!
The little blue bell ground cover never fails to make me happy!
Fiery hot Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’. I understand why it’s so popular…
All the plants I got at the Fling are still in the box I carried them home in. I’m giddily excited about the thought of dark blue Agapanthus replacement for the Storm Cloud that succumbed to this past winter’s temperatures. This one is smaller, and came from Joy Creek. And, of course, those infernal magnolia leaves have already started to layer themselves over the newcomers.
The last photo of the day is a Hydrangea tricolor that – amazingly – seems to do okay under that Magnolia. I like it mostly because the white variegation beam out at me from under the canopy of that massive tree.
Oh yeah – I almost forgot! The Teasel I wrote about a few weeks ago is blooming. Kind of endearing, in an ugly duckling kind of way. 🙂
Not the most exuberant Bloom Day post I have ever posted… I think at this point, what makes me the most excited is the stuff that is not yet planted. Oh well, for more inspiring fare, head over to Carol at May Dreams Gardens to check out what is growing in other parts of the world. Happy Bloom Day, All!