Friday, May 27, 2011

End of May

I can't believe it is the end of May! Time is just flying by. I am still working the gardens and it is taking forever. This is a shot of a giant pot I have on my front porch, there are 2 of them side by side. In  it I have Lipstick impatients, caladium, Sangria and Black Dragon coleous and in the center I will be putting a Maiden Hair Fern. It is a no fail combination that works on my shady porch.

Sea Holly, love the spikeyness......

Lamb's Ears or as the grandkids call them Bunny Ears. I am digging them all out! They are taking over and I am just tired of them. If you like them and want to plant them make sure you get the nonflowering ones!

I really like the contrast of colors and texture of the Creeping Jenny and Stella D'oro daylilies.

My front is shady which has it's challenges. I love this hosta (I think it is called Guacamole) in the shade is vibrates!

I have resisted the Knock Out Roses but am going to give it a go.....I needed something "pretty" for this spot. If it blooms all summer as promised I will be a happy camper.

The purpley pink flowers that look like flox are called Queen of the Prairie. I really like them and they spread slowly. Once they stop blooming they look a little raggedy if you cut them back sometimes they bloom again.

This hosta is huge, much bigger than I ever thought it would be. I like how it frames the pot. The color of the Black Dragon Coleous against these leaves should be beautiful.

White violets in the middle of my hosta
The best garden tip I could ever give...never, ever, ever plant white violets anywhere near a garden. They are so invasive and impossible to get rid a naturalized setting yes, they would be beautiful.

Not a good picture but we had a great success rate with our seedlings. They will be in the garden this weekend.

Elliot and Maddy
Preschool graduation for Maddy yesterday, Elliot got to go too.

So I am sure you are sick of hearing about my gardens....A little sewing is going on, notice it is red and will also have some green. I hope to get to it this weekend if we get a thunderstorm.
Have a great weekend as we remember all who have given us the freedom to live in a great country!



  1. Love it! we have many of the same plants. I love the lime green in the shade garden and have a lot of the jenny and hostas you have.
    I also love hot pink with it.
    I'm waiting for my peonies to open and hoping the hot weather will do the trick.
    I'll post some of my planting soon - thanks for the garden walk!
    love your red & white - you brave brave woman

  2. I love the colours in your pot. So cheery (as we head into winter I need cheering!).

  3. What a wonderful garden!! I love that you use lots of interesting foliage plants. One of the things I love about blogs is that I get to enjoy your Spring while the weather cools here. I was wondering when a red and white quilt would appear. Love that little sneak peek!

  4. Thanks for this post! I moved recently and now have a terrace. Part of it gets full afternoon sun but part stays in the shade for the day and I was wondering if I'd be able to find colorful plants that would work on that side.

    Often when I've gone to the home center plant section, the pots don't clearly mark what light condition they need or the majority need sun. Now I've got some ideas for plants I can try!

  5. Your garden is lovely! I wish I had your green thumb!

  6. I'm loving the pics of your garden! I have to thank you for reminding me of sea holly. We are missing a lot of plants here mostly because of the ice (we think) and I realized I hadn't seen mine (and lost some cone flowers, can you believe it?). Anyway, ordered another sea holly as I just love that one. Thanks and have a safe holiday!
    Hugs, Mickie


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