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Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday In The Garden

I was afraid that the 60 mph winds that accompanied the thunderstorms that went through yesterday wouldn't leave much to see in the garden today. Some things, like these poppies, did get torn apart by the wind. Luckily, there are more poppies yet to bloom, so I should be able to get some better photos soon.

There is a lot of purple around the yard this week. The lupine are still blooming profusely. 

Hiding in the front garden I found a single stalk of campanula glomerata (isn't that a funny name?), a plant I thought had  died out. I hope this means it is making a comeback.

And, the Baptisia are making a huge show this year. I love the flowers, but the plants are proving to be a bit invasive for the size of my space. Not sure how I'm going to handle this.

There are also a lot of roses this week. The climbers in my Daughter's gardens are blooming, and they smell so good. These pink ones are called "Social Climber"! 

I don't remember the name of the yellow one, but it smells even better than the pink one. Both of these will have more blossoms throughout the summer.

This pale pink rose in the front yard only blooms once a year. Unfortunately, it suffered a lot of winter damage, and doesn't have anywhere near as many blossoms as it usually does.

The rugosa rose out front (a double flowering variety called "Scabrosa") is having issues this year also. It has thrown several stems of a sport, that is only a single flowering variety, of a much paler pink.

It also suffered a lot of die-back over the winter.

But, there was enough left of the magenta double-flowered parent to make this beautiful display next to the Purple Nine Bark (yet another strangely named plant).

For Weasley, of course, the most important part of the garden this week is this. The parsley patch is in full bloom. There should be a great new crop of parsley planting itself soon. Ooh, the anticipation!

Have a great weekend, everybun. I hope it lives up to all of your expectations!


The Fab Furs said...

Sometimes plants surprise you with their resilience. Yay, parsley!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I'm excited for you and your parsley! My hubby stomped all over my patch early spring and then he piled reno debri on and nearby. I keep looking, but nothing is coming up there this year. Drats too, there were only two herbs that I counted on coming back from last year so I did not by them, Parsley and Dill, niether have come back. Whats that saying? Dont count your chickens? ha ha Your garden looks beautiful.

Jade said...

Oooh, pretty blooms!

Mr. Mick would get parsley in the garden if it didn't have such a toxic effect on his waste products. If he eats parsley, he stinks up the house!

Lisa said...

Parsley?! Oh boy oh boy!!

Oh yeah, everything else is very pretty too. Priorities. ;)

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh wow! I love the poppies!
xx, shell