Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blooms And Berries

All the buds have opened on my peony bush.  I took this photo and then brought one in to put in a vase on the dining table.  When I was looking for the tag of another plant in this post, I found the stake from the peony.  It is called "Karl Rosenfield."

This is the plant tag I was looking for.  This sweet blooming yellow perrenial is "Dwarf Sundrops," Calylophus Serrulatus.  I have a couple of them in the garden.  They have seeded a few new plants but don't spread too quickly.  They are very drought tolerant.  More flowers are coming.

After the all the rain Monday night, I went out Tuesday morning to find this single poppy blooming in the middle of the love-in-a-mist buds.  I never know where the poppies will reseed themselves.  They stay in a couple of areas but move around from year to year tucking themselves in amongst the thicker growing flowers.

I think we'll be picking organic strawberries each evening for awhile.  Man they are sweet!  Better than you'll find at the grocery store.  I don't think I'll get a big enough crop this year to freeze any but we sure will enjoy them in our lunches.

I planted some snow-in-summer in another area of the back shrub border this spring, but this is my established plant.  It is looking good!


  1. All of this looks good. Our strawberries are sweet too. Not a large crop, just enough to get a tast. The poppy looks nice in front of the lacy foliage.

  2. That snow in summer is beautiful-I'll have to look for that one. Grant is pretty excited about his strawberry patch too. There are a few berries ripening as we speak. He can't wait to eat them--I doubt any of them even make it to the house!!

  3. I really like those dwarf sundrops. And that poppy picked a great spot to selfseed!

  4. I am taking notes! I am getting more and more excited about flowers. Seeing a group of butterflies visiting my yard told me I was doing the right thing. The Dwarf sun drops and the snow-in-summer are the ones i will try to get next.

  5. ~Darla
    It is amazing we've restrained from eating each strawberry as we've picked them.

    Somehow the poppies are good at that.

    ~David In Kansas
    Both of those do great. I made sure to water them the first year but now they survive on the rain we get an occasional soaking if we hit a long dry spell.


  6. I just noticed that there are berries forming on our Strawberries. I love Snow in summer, we once rented a house that had that growing all in the rockery.


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