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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring Bloomers And More In The Side Garden

There are so many plants blooming at Garden on Sherlock Street I can barely keep up documenting them all in the blog.

The alliums are just getting going in the front bed.


The peony plant is about to burst.
This is Karl Red.


I shared a shot of the side garden in my last post.  Here are some close ups.

The wild snapdragon or toadflax is making beautiful yellow blooms.


This bee was getting deep into the wild snapdragon blooms.


The dame's rocket is just doing so well this spring, I had to get a photo of the sea of dame's rocket in the side garden.




14 comments:

  1. Spring sure is being kind to GOSS!

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  2. Everything looks so pretty and colorful! Wishing you a very enjoyable Saturday!

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  3. They look lovely. My Peony is loaded with blooms also. Your snapdragons and dame rockets are really pretty and lots of blooms.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. What lovely blooms and even the bee was enjoying.

    Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  5. I love the photo of the Karl Red! I am so envious of your beautiful flowers. Unfortunately I focus on the veggie side of planting more than the flower/beauty aspect of my yard. I still, regrettably, have a rose bush in a pot that I purchased last year!

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  6. I really like the snapdragons. I haven't had those plants for years. Our peonies are a couple of weeks behind your. I am ready to see mine.

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  7. I love the blooms on the wild snapdragons. Mine aren't blooming yet. The leaves on mine are narrower, so we must have a little different varieties. I looked up butter and eggs, which is what I call them, and saw that they are also called toadflax. Now that I think of it, maybe I'd made that connection before. Anyway, I grow mine in a washtub so they won't spread farther than I'd like in a flower bed. My peonies are starting to bloom, too. What a fun time of year!

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    1. A washtub would be a good idea for those. Mine are mixing with some day lilies but I haven't tried to control them yet. I got mine at a garden club's plant giveaway and they called them butter and eggs too.

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  8. Cami and I made two bouquets tonight using our peonies, jupiter's beard, salvia, penstemon, larkspur, and some peach iris. .She got to use the snippers :-) Maybe she'll be a florist when she grows up!!

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    1. That sounds like a beautiful arrangement. I hope you took a photo!

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  9. Wild snapdragon....wild! I love this plant but unfortuneatly it doesn't grow wild here:) You have lots of beautiful flowers....and more to come:) It's gotta feel good after winter to see all this stuff going on. Okay, I'm a nerd, and you know I love your garden soooo....I was wondering:) and this may sound unusual....but with your flowers and excellent planning.....could you, only when the opportunity arises like the stray turkey awhile back, snap shots of your birds and other critters in the garden? They don't even have to be great pics, but it would be fun to see what visits your patch on Sherlock St. You had a video last summer that had lots of cool sounds in it...birds and crickets in the background, etc....it was really cool. I also imagine the forest in the front having lots of birds hiding inside:) I think it was when you were walking to the water feature? Okay, this comment is getting too long but I was thinking all this while reading about the bee in the snapdragon:) Hope you have a fun Sunday planned. Chris:)

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    1. After last summer, it is so good to see plants flourishing! Thanks for visiting. I do try to capture the wildlife in our garden. Yes, I only post the good photos so some aren't getting any blog time. The forest is a great home for the robins and house finches. We also have a few house wrens around but I've never found a nest. Today there was a squabble between a robin and a bluejay in our locust tree. I'll see what I can do on getting more photos!

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    2. That would be great. I really loved the butterfly photos. I have been really enjoying our garden this year with all the interactions between our plants vs. the wildlife. It has been a lot of fun.

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