17 May 2012

Life in the back garden!

 Above, the one and only tulip is flowering.

The PJM Rhododendron has new growth and flower buds.

This peony doubled in size in one day!!

Ah, there you are!  Endless Summer Hydrangea died right back this winter.  Here she is making her way up and out!  Welcome!

One Evening Scented Stock seedling (an annual) came up from last year's planting.  I love this Matthiola!  
The fragrance is heavenly!

The delphinium is growing by leaps and bounds.  I better get out and dust it to prevent delphinium worm problems!

One clematis, east side of the fence, is showing signs of life.

Forsythia is blooming, somewhat.

Gold Barberry, Summer Wine Ninebark, cedars, and a juniper fill this corner.

A view of the pond with topiaries, maple, and spirea in the foreground.

A view through the branches of Amur Maple.

Above and below, Three-flowered Maple.

A planting of reeds in the pond.

Three-flowered Maple to the left, Tolleson's Weeping Juniper in the background, and Mint Julip Juniper in the front.

This just goes to show how resilient the European Mountain Ash is.  This seedling was left in a pot over winter, just a six inch pot, and it is growing!  Talk about tough.  (zone 3 here)

A close-up on Northern Gold Forsythia.

Teddy in the garden, above and below.

Trost Dwarf Birch is leafing out, above.

 Young's Twisted Weeping Birch above and hostas below.

My son's car floor matts are drying on the deck stairs above.   Funny, I didn't notice them there when I took the picture, just when I transferred the photos to the computer!  
Oh, well.  Utilizing every space is practical, if not aesthetically pleasing. 

Shadows in the garden.

Bridal Wreath Spirea, aka Renaissance Spirea, above and below.  These photos were taken Mother's Day.

Columbine above and Jackmanii Clematis (if you look close you can see a couple shoots) below, with iris in front.

My Mother's Day roses from my husband.  XOXO

Taken yesterday, the same spirea (Bridal Wreath) now blooming her heart out!

The tulip has faded from butter yellow to white but is still very pretty.

What's growing in your garden?

Once again linking up with Tootsie for Fertilizer/Flaunt Your Flowers Friday.  You have to see the creative ingenuity she puts in her garden!  Be sure to check out our other garden pals as they flaunt their gardens too!


Lavender Cottage said...

I had to look to see where you live when you noted you're zone 3. That must be a challenge for plants to overwinter but there is lots of variety in your photos.
It's nice to see other gardeners that share their gardens with a dog, Teddy must be your garden helper.

Tootsie said...

I am just so happy to have the chance to visit here today!! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all could tour each friday's flaunting gardens together and in person? I would love it!
I wish I had more time to visit all of my favorites everytime you post!
Thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Bernie H said...

Lovely Tulip and the Spirea is beautiful. Your pond are is just wonderful. What a lovely corner to take some time just to sit and relax. It looks like your garden is bursting out all over right now. Teddy is a cutie too!

Beth said...

Your rhodie is going to be stunning - just full of blooms! Love your pond and your Mother's Day roses too - and adore little Teddy.

Self Sagacity said...

None of my bulbs came up yet. This year, less fruits and lesser flowers.

Sheila said...

I really enjoyed this tour through your garden Shirley. you have obviously been devoted to creating a wonderful backyard oasis. I hope our summer will be long and glorious!

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