June 9, 2011

A Closer Look at the Garden III

Earlier this week, I started an up 'close and personal' tour of our garden and offered you a second segment yesterday with sangria. BOY! You ladies can DRINK! Okay, now that we're a little tipsy, let's finish the tour and go lay down for a nap.
The south side of our garden gets the most consistent sun throughout the day. So no shade-preferring hostas or heuchera here. Instead, lots of bulbs (daffodils, iris, tulips, allium) and sun loving clumps of coreopsis, camomile, lavendar, black-eyed susans, and sedum.
Columbine is another favorite plant. Like heuchera, columbine make their appearance in early spring, and stay vibrant through hard frost. These pink ones are wild columbine seeds my dad collected on a walk in the woods. AND, I just received seeds from a lovely orange variety that I planted in some bare spots. Having guests over for July 4. Think they'll be up by then?

Okay. Time for a nap.


  1. Gorgeous. I love that columbine - wonder if it can survive the crazy VA heat? This reminds me that I need to move my lavender plant out of the herb garden because it is now HUGE and taking over the place!

  2. My mom and I were just talking about how beautiful her columbine was and what amazing colors she has it in! Woulnd that just be the most beautiful whimsical bouquet? Too bad I kill everything green. But your garden is just lovely!

    And ill definitely take a glass of sangria right about now. And a nap for that matter! :)

  3. It was a lovely walk in the garden... :-]

  4. AnonymousJune 09, 2011

    Beautiful!! I love flowers :) Thanks for the tour!

  5. Your garden so lovely and weed free! I'd be a bit embarrassed to get that up close and personal with mine...I had columbine but it spread so crazy I had to really cut a ton out. But I do enjoy it and I'd enjoyed your tour today!


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