Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wisest of Wizards

I finally have a daylily bloom!!! Wisest of Wizards opened up this morning! We were supposed to have terrible thunderstorms, so I was very worried that the bloom would go to mush. Janice convinced me not to to cut the bud or dig up the whole plant and bring it in just to save one bloom. I'm glad she did because it was a wonderful sight to see this morning. I did get up in the middle of the night and cover the whole plant with a big bucket to protect it in case we had an awful storm.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Mystery Rose

About 8 or 9 years ago, I planted 2 tree roses on the side of my house. By the end of the summer both were half dead. In the next spring one of them came back as a beautiful and very fragrant climbing rose, looking nothing like the original plant. It's very pale pink (original plant was peachy orange & looked like a hybrid tea rose).I have been enjoying that climber for several years. At the beginning of this spring I noticed a new rose coming up where I had planted the other tree rose. It's in bloom now and is also very fragrant and red, the original was orange and red, I believe it was called tropical sunset. So either a rose fairy is bringing me new plants or this has been hiding under the soil waiting to make an appearance. Either way mother nature is a mysterious lady!

Rain Drops

I love how flowers look after a mild rain!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My First Scape!!

I just noticed this scape on Wisest of Wizards last night. It's kind of short but it's loaded with buds! Can't wait for the blooming to begin!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!!!

A new may knight salvia and robinson's red tanacetum, aside from the new daylilys my favorite purchases so far!
I'm not sure what these are or where they came from but I like them!
The peonies are getting ready! If you look close enough there is a tiny little ant on the bottom of the bud.
A very hot pink azalea
A Polygonatum from Melanie's plant sale !
Lily Of The Valley
A dainty little english daisy
A Coreopsis, "Jethro Tull"

A yellow and white scotch broom and my new orange and yellow one.
Here's one of my first purchases this season Baptisia Australis or False Indigo. I planted it a few weeks ago and it's still blooming!

Some Violas, some just planted and some I grew from seed a few years ago

Here are some beautiful Alliums!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Patio Is Complete!

It's finally done!!! I did start some of the planting before the patio was finished but I just couldn't help myself :) We're just waiting for the new table to arrive and it will be perfect!

Peconic River Herb Farm

Instead of doing the usual boring dinner for mother's day we decided to go to the Peconic River Herb Farm. It's a nursery located on the Pecoinc River and it's wonderful. Janice and her mother joined us, we had a great time. Not only do they have wonderful plants to buy but the scenery is beautiful! You would never believe that this place is only minutes off the expressway. It's 14 acres and there is something to look at every way you turn. It's definitily inspired some new garden projects. Next time we plan on packing lunch and bringing the dogs. I think we've started a new mother's day tradition.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Patio Project, So far.......

The deck is completely gone!!! The pile of mud that was under the deck was more attractive than the big ugly deck. We've decided to put down pennsylvania bluestone and pebbles. My husband built a staircase and we started to lay the stone. The dogs absolutely love laying on the stones in the sun. I can't wait until it's finished!