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July 11, 2011

Leader of the pack!


These lilies are making a nice impact this year and in fact all the lilies are starting to bloom around here, so for now they are the leader of the pack!  This variety is called Orange Buttons.  They are the first in this row of lilies I have planted that will all be in bloom soon!

My Endless Summer Hydrangeas are starting to flower and I always enjoy watching the various stages of each flower as they develop.  

 Soft lavender tones, pinks and blues will all be represented!
I always give them a shot of a slow releasing organic fertilizer in the spring and they seem to be healthy and full of blooms. (Espoma, Organic Traditions, Soil Acidifier)
  Back by my fountain area I planted these Mosaic Lilac Impatiens...I love their old fashioned coloring and the movement of color in them.  I use impatiens to outline the border of this garden area each year.  With all the shade we have these work out wonderfully and since I plant 4 flats I like something that's reasonably priced!
I have been enjoying my "tapestry" of plants that I combined in this corner of the garden where the path meets the patio.
The Jack Frost Brunnera put on quite a show this spring and as you can see they provide a nice plant to enjoy afterwards!
 I'm enjoying this little corner I created and I am so glad to see them all filling in and realizing the vision I had! Coral Bells and Hostas- so easy to plant and reliable!
 Last year the voles had eaten my lilies at the beginning of the pathway. I planted new yellow lilies to replace them.  To my surprise some of the white ones made it back this year and are now blooming too!

And finally
Alyssum
The "Easter Basket" mix Alyssum I planted suddenly spread out and are starting to fill in next to the new Boxwoods I planted earlier this spring.

I hope your gardens are growing well too!


4 comments:

  1. You have got to be in heaven right now with all of those blooms in your backyard! I know you are enjoying it! I would be out there from sun up to sundown with a glass of tea! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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  2. I like the hydrangeas. Very delicate tones indeed.

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  3. Popping over from your other Blog! Your son's wedding was breath taking!!! ... Your garden is so lovely!! Your lilies and hydrangeas are beautiful!!! our H are just starting and but our white lilies not so good .. they had a little bug attack early in the season.

    Thank you for your visit to my little corner of blogland , as I now have discovered your two wonderful corners!! xoHHL

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  4. Your gardens are just gorgeous! The texture and variegation of your shade plants are beautiful. I too love 'Jack Frost'. I hope you are having a great week.

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