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Showing posts with label peony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peony. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Loving The Peony

This is Karl Rusenfield or Karl Red.  It takes a bit for a peony plant to get going.  I remember no blooms the first year.  Then, one bloom.  Then, three blooms.  Etc.  Look at it now!


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.




Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pretty Peonies

Each year, my peony plant gives me more flowers.
Just look at this beautiful display.


Big, showy blooms.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Hours And Hours Of Wind

After I posted this morning's video, it started to snow.  Eventually, the sun came out.
It is still windy.

video

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!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pining For Peonies


I'm not sure what year I planted my peony bush.  It was tiny when I planted it.  I knew it wouldn't bloom for a few years.  A couple of years ago, it had one bloom.  Last year, it had three blooms.  This year, I count at least eight!


Some of them are starting to open.