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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A little bit of whimsy...

                                    Its a good thing to have some whimsy in a formal type garden.

                                         Ostrich fern and Columbine with Hosta in side garden.

                                                                      ' Cirus Autumn' Iris

                                                                   Happy GBBD day!


  1. Happy GBBD! Your iris' are just gorgeous! I can appreciate a little whimsy in the garden...the name of my blog is The Whimsical Gardener!

  2. Love the whimsy! Your gardens look so full and beautiful. Happy GBBD!

  3. You have the prettiest iris I have ever seen! Have a good week, Karen!

  4. Your garden is beautiful, and I love the whimsical piece. What is the tree behind the whimsy in that first photo? I am taken by the form...very beautiful!

  5. What a beautiful garden, Karen! Your photos are fantastic. Happy Bloom Day!

  6. Beautiful! Have you had to do much pruning on the Corylus 'Red Majestic' to keep it in bounds? Mine has completely outgrown it's alotted spot and is now too large to move. It's a stunning plant-the lamb's ears make a perfect companion.

  7. Thank you all for your generous compliments!
    The tree behind the frog on pedestal is a Harry Lauders walking stick...I think that's a correct spelling..lol.
    These trees come in the green or purple variety, obviously mine is the purple.
    So far I have only slightly pruned, but it is still quite young..it will need to be moved, eventually.They seem to be slow growers.

  8. Oh I think this must be the most favourite time in the garden for you when your lovely iris are in bloom. Great to see another gardener growing Corylus Red Majestic - mine is about half the size of yours. How many catkins do you get a year? as mine only produced two this year.


  9. Hi Rosie,

    The Corylus gets hundreds if not thousands of catkins! I do love that tree for its all year round interest!
    Thank you so much for visiting!
    I look forward to visiting you often!

  10. Gorgeous really. I can only wish to grow, hosta, Corylus, Peonies (oh how I wish I could grow them) or even the bleeding heart behind your columbine. Thank you for sharing you garden


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