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Saturday, January 21, 2012

favorite photo shots 2011 - part 1

So as I was going through photos of the garden 2011, I realized I was choosing too many favorites for one post.
It certainly is not because of my camera skills, lol,
but rather the work of the Master in His creation.

It was an exceptional year and I'm sure He was saying "It is good".

The garden wakes in early May. I love this garden sink made from an Italian cement planter. It is HEAVY!

A river of light blue Iris.

A scene of blue and purple.

The pinks start to wake in the peony/iris border.

A lovely wildness.

Pretty brick edging - very English  : )

 Schools of pinks and purples swim together. It could happen....

The Great White Heron takes flight...

Fat lusciousness... It's a word! ( spell check corrected me!)

'Festiva Maxima' peony.

A favorite place to sit in the shade, on a hot day.

Most of these photos were taken in the Potting Shed garden in May and first week of June.

More next time...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Before and After...

Usually when we read this saying the "after" photo is the more desirable shot.
This time around, not so much....



This is one girl who can't wait for Spring!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I wish I would have known...

All gardeners at some point regret the plant choices they've made in the throws of excitement.
And I am no different.
Having no plan, no consideration to garden design or preconceived notion as to what I am shopping for, will stop randomly at my local garden center.
And purchase plants I am truly sorry I did.
This invasive, impossible to dig out every root plant is called 'Coronation Gold' Yarrow.
It spreads like wild fire on a dry prairie field. It seems that the more you try to cut it out the more it spreads.
This is it in the lower left corner. The flower is a nondescript yellow button.

The next plant is the 'Ostrich' fern. A "good" friend gave me a few fronds.

A word to the "wise" lol...
If a friend has something growing in his yard that he consistently gives away, beware.
Now don't get me wrong, I adore ferns. Just not the ones that crowd out and overtake any living thing in its path.
This fern eventually "swallowed" the hostas growing nearby.

So this spring, as every spring, I vow to dig up these thugs.
And not give them to a friend

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