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Monday, June 18, 2007

Garden post - flowers

Emailed off my painting scans, and then got to spend some hours cleaning up my poor, neglected yard! This year is going to be somewhat sparse in anything planted from seed (since THAT didn't happen!), and it's so cool that even the nursery-bought starts are not thriving. That said, I did stroll about to see what *was* blooming out there.


My perennials are pretty happy - despite neglect. This bleeding heart has about taken over the entire bed it's in.


No matter how many I pull up, I still end up with spires of foxglove scattered through out the beds.


The love-in-a-mist (Nigella), feverfew and forget-me-nots are not-forgettable and grow up in every possible crevasse.


Despite much-too-late, and very heavy pruning, the roses are out and blooming.


Another prolific re-seeder - the lavender, four-foot tall poppies in the lettuce beds...

It *is* gratifying to be out in the yard again.

6 comments:

She Who Flies said...

Thanks for your comment. I was just on my way to you :-) I too have bleeding hearts and foxgloves in my garden. I love these. You know not to move foxgloves, right? :-)

She Who Flies said...

Meant to say, well done on meeting that deadline. Enjoy the rest of your time off :-)

andrea said...

How I love poppies and their short, dramatic life. My garden is empty of them and used to be full. Must do somehting baout that next year...

Beautiful photos, Tara.

cinderelly said...

mine is very neglected as well! but my nigella is growing great too!

Bendtherulz said...

Lovely flowers - Rose pic, bleeding heart .....!!

grannyfiddler said...

having just moved to a very run-down place, and being in mad renovation mode, i have no garden life this summer. am healing the wound caused by this by gardening vicariously online. the pix of your garden are just what i needed today. thanks for the pick-me-up.