Tuesday, June 12, 2012


 Here in the Pacific Northwest we haven't had tons of sunshine so far this year but that doesn't seem to slow down the yard from bursting forth in blooms.

This is a climbing rose, that seems to be the only kind of rose I can grow.  I stopped trying to grow roses after I killed off four beautiful bushes.

A little boy and girl water fountain is a new addition this year.

I'm pretty sure that Paige thinks it was installed just for her convenience.

Curses be to my "less than quality" camera.  Below is my Mother's day gift from daughter Tasha.  She worked so hard stacking these pots and planting them with impatiens.  I just wish I could get a good photo of it, it is really gorgeous.

Delphiniums are right at the top of my list of favorite flowers in the garden.  I planted this plant last year and it has really put on a good show for this me this season.

 I thought I had lost these iris's last year by accidentally pulling some out.  I guess I just did the plant a favor and gave more room for healthier bulbs.

I just love this plant, it puts on quite a show each June.  It is a hearty geranium, which is a perennial and each year is gets bigger and bigger.  I have even divided it a couple of times which only makes it come back twice as big.  There is a pot of pansies peeking out at the top, the geranium has all but taken over the pot they are in.

Here is another of the hearty geraniums next to a pretty purplish/blue bush, I think it is call a
Mexican Lilac but I may be wrong.

The hummingbirds love this basket of Millions of Bells.

The window box below the star on our shed will hopefully fill in and begin hanging over the edge once our temperatures start to warm up.

Here is a close up of the flowers in the previous picture.  I can't remember the name of the pink flowers but I just love how dainty they are.

And that is what's blooming around here.  How about you, what is putting on a show in your yard?


Lori said...

Gorgeous flowers, Connie!! I wish I had a green thumb like that. Mine is more of a dry brown!! hahahahaaa Thanks for brightening my day!!

Saimi said...

Connie everything is so BEAUTIFUL and I absolutely love, love, love your geraniums. I'm so into hearty, comeback every year kinda of plants!

I need to find me some geraniums like yours!!

Lovely garden, lovely indeed!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

WOW.... love, love love all the gorgeous color. What a lovely Mothers day gift. I really like impatiens.

Quiltingranny said...

Not my Rhodies, they have hunkered down this year and refused to open so far in all this rain. I have the little pink flowers at the end, wish I knew what they were, they grow every year in a different place. My beans died, my Hostas were eaten by slugs, but I keep planting and hoping god will bless us all with sunshine!

Garden of Egan said...

I love the pictures. The flowers are so bright and cheery. I love the planter box on the shed. Be sure and take a picture of it after the flowers have grown.