Thursday, May 27, 2010

Photo Update

I took some quick photos this morning, after realizing how few visuals I've been sharing here this season. All kinds of stuff going on, but man! Do my gardens need some work! Thank goodness I'm on vacation starting tomorrow.

I have another mystery plant. Two, in fact. I have no idea what this is:

And no idea where the heck these lovely irises came from! Did I put those there last year or something? Ack, my memory is terrible. I hope I wrote about them or something. They were NOT there last year, I know that.

Here are some shots from the back garden, which has really filled out. Here is the Pan-Am hosta I bought from my friend Gordon last year at his epic plant sale; it is said to be a descendant of one of the plants used at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo back in 1901.

And here is my new White Feather hosta! I love him.

Scented geraniums I took from my dad's wooded yard in New Hampshire. These are thriving, almost to the point of taking over!

The New Hampshire garden is an overgrown mess in the matter of a couple weeks! Eek! I also happened to notice that someone's using this garden as a buffet... lots of little holes in many of the leaves. Rats. I guess I should start sprinkling the eggshells that I collected all winter out there!

Fortunately, I DO remember planting these. They're the irises my cousin Marianne gave to me two years ago. Some came up last year, others didn't. Hm, I may have moved these over last year, actually. Ugh. Bad memory strikes again. Anyway... aren't they absolutely gorgeous? I am in love with them.

Finally, I will leave you with a close-up shot of my Wiegela Florida, which is in full bloom now. I just planted a variegated variety in the back a few weeks ago, and I can't wait for it to grow! This one is at the front corner of the house.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Very nice. The second to last flower has magnificent colors.

  2. I just found this blog..I think your mystery flower (so cute!) is a snowdrop anemone. They 'spread'...[can't think of any technical term.]
    Hope you are well.

  3. You have some amazing looking flowers!

  4. Thanks everyone! Hopefully things will be even nicer this year. I'll have lots more time to spend now that I don't have a traditional day job. :)