Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday

Hello Everyone!  It's bloomin' Tuesday once again.  I've been enjoying the garden, this is such a wonderful time of year as most of my plants are blooming and everything looks lush. 

I've not done much in the way of moving plants this year, but I am taking stock of everything and have noticed what needs to be divided and what will have to be moved come the fall. 

I'm busy making a new garden bed in the front yard, will take photos once it's done.  I won't be planting anything there until the fall though, or maybe even next spring.  Of course that's what I say now but once I head to the garden centre and see what's on sale, all bets are off!


I thought I would begin by focusing on a few blooms in my middle garden bed in the back yard.  My pincushion flowers are just starting to bloom.

Betty Corning clematis has such a lovely bell shaped flower.

My explorer rose, John Cabot I believe.  This could be considered more of a climbing rose because it produces long canes unlike a shrub like rose.

I had to take a photo of this wonky delphinium...still pretty though.

I don't remember planting these shasta daisies in my garden bed, but they're doing well enough.

Now these rose campions just sprouted up here this year...and just about everywhere else too.  I let these grow because they fill up that space quite nicely.

Here's one of my new purchases, a morden mum.  This will provide a nice shot of colour in the fall garden. 

White clips - another favourite.

My black and white container, looking rather lush.

My poolside container.  I added a Diablo ninebark shrub and white geraniums (one the left), a few magenta wave petunias and some flowering kale to add interest when the weather gets a little cooler.  I will replant the shrub come the fall...not sure where though.

One of my favourite trees, a fernleaf caragana.  I can't grow weeping willows here (and it would be too big for this spot even if I could!) so this is the next best thing! 

I seem to have little luck with my hostas so am relieved to see this one has returned.

Two Stella d'Oro's by the front walkway - they always looks good with very little care.  You've got to love plants like that!

More shasta daisies in the front garden bed.


  1. You have a lovely yard! And very happy plants!

  2. Your garden pix are beautiful. I'll be coming to you for advice when planting time happens!

  3. I love the idea of a ninebark in a container. It's a great background plant and then you can put it in the ground..perfect!

    I like the wonky delphiniums and the rose campion, too.


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