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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The last days of June

Clematis 'Jackmanii' climbs up an old barn board birdhouse my husband made years ago. The birds seem to love this house because it is nestled in the evergreens, even though the roof now leaks.

This Daylily was given to me by a dear friend. I don't know its name so if anyone recognizes it, would you let me know please? I don't have too many Daylilies and I really like this one.
Maybe Hemerocallis hybrid 'Velvet Shadow'?

I have a love affair with Hydrangeas, 'Nikos', 'Endless Summer', 'Annabelles', Peegees,... I love them all!

Liatris 'Gay feather' is not one of my favorites, but when the Mr. requests something, into the garden it goes!

This is the Potting shed garden seating area, which I have shown before, but now the Hydrangea blooms even coordinate, which I hadn't planned ! Happy accident indeed.

                      Stella d'Oro with Niko, and on the left, black eyed susan not in bloom yet, driveway bed.
                 I'm too lazy to give the Latin!

                   Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' zones 6-10 next to Baptisia Australis past its bloom, driveway bed.

            This photo shows the calm before the Hydrangeas, Daylilies and Yarrows bloom.
I have to find a new location for my urns as this spot has turned into quite the jungle.
            There is a mother Robin whom I have been watching as she builds her nest in the 'New Dawn ' roses  on the Arbor. It should be any day now...


  1. Karen, it's all gorgeous. I can't get the other hydrangeas to bloom well for me. Maybe because they need too much shade here because of the heat. Shrug. Your happy accident has me drooling every time I see it.~~Dee

  2. GORGEOUS Gardens! I love your combos and you think like me with your favorites,hehe! I have the "Jackmanii" clematis and didn't know the name, Thank you for HELPING ME OUT!!! What zone are you in, you seem to have all the goodies I do in my CT gardens. I'm zone 6(give or take)...
    Have a wonderful week!

  3. Hi sweet Dee,
    Your words are always so encouraging to this new blogger! Thank you!

    Hi Donna and welcome!
    Thank you so much for visiting! I am in zone 7, on the North Fork of Long Island, with the L.I. sound about 2 miles to the north and Peconic bay about 2 miles south.
    I am usually very lazy in giving the Latin names of plants, but so glad I named 'Jackmanii' for you.

    Happy 4th of July to you both!

  4. Your hydrangeas are wonderful! L

  5. I love the photo of the blue hydrangea with your chair. Not only does the blue match perfectly, the lime green paint coordinates with the potato vine. Looks like a designer planned it! Your rose-covered arbor is awesome!

  6. Oh my gosh you have such a lovely garden...When mine grows up I want it to look just like yours...Thank you for coming by to visit today.

    Blessings Kelsie - Your newest follower

  7. Wow! What beautiful gardens! It's evident that you spend a lot of time in them both tending them and enjoying them. I especially love the clematis. I've tried growing them twice and failed both times (mainly lack of care in their early life), but intend to try again. They're so beautiful!

  8. Lovely garden. That is a spectacular daylily too.

  9. I love your garden. Your mystery daylily and hydrangeas are so beautiful.

  10. Wow! Its to early in the morning to have my breathe taken away. Your garden is spectaular
    and photography is great. Your flowers are blooming their hearts out for you. Thanks for stopping by, Jake says Hi

  11. Thanks Larry! Hydrangeas make me look good lol

    Hi HolleyGarden
    I do love when things coordinate, Thanks!
    Now if the baby birds would hatch that are in the nest, I could dead head for a second bloom, the mom is not liking me near them!

    Happy 4th of July to you both!

  12. Hi Kelsie
    Thank you for following and your kind words, I can't wait to have the time to read your past posts!

    Hello Jessie,
    Thank you for visiting! I do spend a considerable amount of time in the gardens, I always say I should just sleep in the potting shed, lol
    Do try Clematis again, it's a plant that is worth the effort.

    Happy 4th!

  13. Missippi Artist,
    Welcome and thank you!

    Hi Sweetbay,
    So glad I found your site! I have seen your name on other sites and wanted to visit you!
    Thank you for your visit and kind words!

    Good Morning Kathy,
    I love that Jake says Hi! He is one cute doggie,
    and thank you so much for your visit and kind words!

    Happy Fourth of July to all!

  14. You have created a fabulous garden. Love your seating area and stepping stones. You visited and asked about names of daylilies. I have put the names on each photo now, so you can go back and look. Thanks for visiting.

  15. Oh Karen, it is sooo beautiful! I love your clematis...I wish I could grow it and the hydrangeas too. I am going to follow you along on your journey!

  16. Hi Pat,
    so good of you to name plants for me! I can't wait to hunt for them, they're beautiful!

    Hi Caroline,
    Thank you so much! I know there are Clematis in a wide range of zones. Thank you for following, I look forward to your blog posts also!



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