Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

Bloom Day, June 2010

Egads!  Lots of stuff is blooming and choosing just the right photos is difficult.  But here goes.

Bloom Day back gardens overview
Bloom Day Entrance Garden Overview

And now for the close ups, Mr. DeVille…

East nook at the side of the house. Petunias and Lavender
Just marigolds in front of cannas that have far to go
White Dawn Rose
Red Petunias, White Dome Hydrangeas, and a few Francis Williams Hostas in the Front Garden
Seboldiana hosta in the front garden under the magnolia
White Dome hedgerow in front yard
David Austin Falstaff in back yard rose medallion
David Austin Golden Celebration in back yard rose medallion
Julia Child rose in backyard rose medallion
Wild Spice hansa rose in medallion
Wildberry Breeze hansa rose in medallion
Unnamed geranium, White Dome Hydrangea, variegated caryopteris, threadleaf coreopsis
Old peony that may be as old as the house
Rose Campion, Zagreb Coreopsis, an East Friesland Slavia
Zagreb Coreopsis, East Friesland Salvia, and Cool Cat Catmint
Tiny Nancy Asiatic Lilies and red geraniums
Endless Summer Hydrangea and a Nikko Blue just starting to bloom
New Dawn Climbing Rose
Red Astilbe (unnamed), Various Coral Bells, wonderfully vanilla scented petunias, plus a couple of Great Expectations Hostas
Cannas and Hidcote Lavender
The last of the Cheddar Pinks
Red Carpet Rose
Mac and Cheese Echinacea
Royal Candles Veronica and Lady's Mantle, plus Jean Davis Lavender that is just starting to show it's delightful pink color
False Lupine against Purple Petunias

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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