By |2018-05-03T20:15:21-04:00May 3, 2018|Color, Friday Flowers, Garden|

The garden has been busy all of April, as have I.
It’s been a very cool, grey and damp Spring in this part of the country: not great for wanting to be out in the garden but wonderful for all the plants!

Let’s do a quick review of the month in my garden, beginning at the 3rd of April. These were the gorgeous “Double Late Gudoshnik” tulips. Do you like them?

Here they are again, mixed with some store-bought Ranunculus:


And then we had the MOST stunning “Monte Orange” (double) tulips. These were really show stoppers and I will definitely be planting these again next year.


The always lovely and charming “Viburnum Carlessi” or Korean Spice Viburnum. I had these up North in the Hudson Valley where they did very well and, much to my surprise, they do just as well down here. What a wonderful vanilla scent!


All of a sudden…the Columbine appeared! I only have this blue color (yes, poor me…) but was just given some seeds for the very dark almost-black variety, Black Barlow.  I’m hoping some of those will take […]


By |2017-04-20T21:00:39-04:00April 20, 2017|Friday Flowers|

It’s that glorious color in the garden: a mix of purple and deep blue!

These are Columbine. They were here when we arrived, although I swear they were a lighter blue! But over the last five years they have multiplied and self-sown in many spots in several of my terrace gardens. I love love love them. I’ve moved most of the plants toward the rear of each garden, just against the white fence.


And then we have the Clematis.
I’ve actually not had great luck with this plant: up North I tried maybe three times and all died eventually without really much growth. So, I thought I would try again down here in warmer climate. This one is doing fine…but not really flourishing the way I see some around the village. hmmm. I’ve tried putting more manure around the base this year. It’s fine….but probably the same height for the last two years. The flowers are definitely more profuse and larger, so that’s good! And, with the white fence it’s wonderful to see flowers both inside and out.


Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

I listened to a […]

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