Monday, April 16, 2012

Last Week In the Garden

Happy Monday! Things are popping out here and I thought I’d show you a few lovelies from my garden today.

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OK, these deer were not in MY garden, but right next door at my neighbor’s. They will ravage my garden if I let them, but I found a wonderful product call Deer Scram that actually WORKS!! It’s not cheap, but it works :) (Insert the usual disclaimer here—I’m just a very satisfied customer.)


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‘Immortality’ (re-blooming iris). This iris will re-bloom in the fall.


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Iris (no name)


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Iris (no name)


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Iris (no name)


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Duchesse de Brabant (Tea rose, 1857).


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Old Blush (China rose, ~1793). This rose blooms over and over all summer and is so sweet!


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Clematis montana Grandiflora


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Bleeding Heart


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Clematis Silver Moon—this thing glows in the dark!


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Gazebo. Those azaleas are over 35 years old and need a serious pruning!

 

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Goldfish in front pond. Three of them are shown—we had nine at one time and they’ve gradually died or been killed by predators. Looks like we’re down to four now :(


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Evelyn (English, 1991). This rose, by David Austin, was hybridized by request of Crabtree & Evelyn, and is used in their signature fragrance line. One sniff and you know why. It’s not hard to look at, either ;-)


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I planted three pots of ever-bearing strawberries a couple of years ago. This pot is doing particularly well and I should get a berry or two throughout the summer--if I keep the birds off of them ;-) I planted 25 plants in beds this year so hopefully there will be more from them.


Hope you enjoyed a peek into my garden—I might have to try to make this a weekly event :) Have a great week!

 

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13 comments:

  1. Beautiful and peaceful looking. How do you get anything done with such a gorgeous yard to distract you? But then again I guess it also can inspire you. :) Thanks for sharing. Don't you just love roses.

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  2. Oh my goodness your garden is beautiful. Love all the beautiful flowers already. Our spring flowers are a month early. Should be an interesting summer. Thanks for sharing your wonderful gardens.

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  3. I hope you do make this a weekly or bi-weekly event. I enjoyed the photos. What part of the country are you living in? The gazabo and all of your yard is beautiful.
    TFS

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  4. Where-ever do you live? Cuz I want to move there!! The scenery-your forest, your garden just makes you want to move there!

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  5. You have a sweet touch with the plants and flowers. They are just beautiful. Love your gazebo area. Thanks for sharing your part of the country on your blog! I think I would love it where you live...it's just so hot here most of the time.

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  6. Very pretty garden and deer. I love pretty flowers, just wish I had a green thumb. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. LOVED taking a stroll through your gorgeous garden! Nothing better than to relax and enjoy the smells and sights of beautiful flowers!

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  8. Your garden/yard are absolutely gorgeous! Will you come take care of my yard??? 20 years of back surgeries and other health issues have limited my gardening, but I love how it all looks. You must have a beautiful view out of any window in your home. Great job!!

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  9. Wish I was in the gazebo right now with a good book! Wow, those azaleas are older than me! :)

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  10. Ohh girl... your garden is a delight, and this post made my heart sing! Look at these old English roses... swoon!

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  11. Wow, beautiful garden, love the flowers, I don,t have a green thumb and so these are really beautiful, love them

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  12. Your garden is beautiful, thanks for sharing all the great pictures!Michelle Mallett

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  13. Oh Barbara, thanks so much for sharing your Beautiful Garden with us.... and a look at the Lovely Deer too.... What a smile this must bring to your face when you look out and see such beauty!!

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Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!

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