Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Monday Miscellany

Happy Memorial Day!

Here are some miscellaneous recent pictures of my garden.

View of the front garden -- only 2 years ago this was a large expanse of grass that sloped up to the street

One corner of the front garden recycled concrete wall

Thrift store glass plate flower with cloisonne butterfly

Achillea 'Moonshine'

Hebe 'Quicksilver' with Sedum 'Angelina'

Cardoons

Euphorbia self-sown into gravel

Allium

Iochroma 'Ashcott Red'

Clematis flowers winding through purple smoke bush foliage

Arbutus unedo compacta leaves in low late afternoon sun
Tetrapanax leaf
Hardy Geranium

Patch of multi-colored self-sown Nigella damascena




Pink California poppy

Blue Flax

Peonies laying down on the job

Erysimum, Pacific Coast Iris, California poppies, and way in back, out of focus, Persian cornflower

Clematis

Kniphofia blooming already (I think of them as hot summer flowers)

Ditto lilies


25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! It must make you smile when ever you look at it.

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  2. Wow, that's some serious eye candy very early in the morning. Thanks for starting my day off right!

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  3. Beautiful! So lush. That combo of Clematis and smoke bush is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Fantastic! The street-front bed, especially, has grown up/filled-in so much.

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  5. It's looking Fabulous , Alison !

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  6. Wonderful...and nice to "see" you appreciating your garden with photos.

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  7. Love your garden, especially the patch with multi-colored Nigellas.

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  8. How beautiful Alison ! And that Cardoon is magnificent.

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  9. Your front garden is gorgeous, Alison! It's floriferous! You have about 70 times more California poppies than I have. Being something of a floral fanatic, I love all the bright colors but I was also attracted to the lovely silver color of those cardoons. The garden is altogether wonderful.

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  10. The garden looks absolutely fantastic! I really love that Iochroma - I had only ever really seen the purple kind.

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  11. Oh, my, that was all just beautiful. The clematis on the smokebush is inspired!

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  12. My favorite color scheme, oranges and purples with some yellow and anything else.

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  13. Beautiful photos, Alison. I am always amazed at the plants self-sowing in areas you'd think nothing could ever survive. So much color everywhere you look, your garden is exquisite.

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  14. You've done a tremendous amount of work in only two years and your garden is looking glorious! May has been quite a month!

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  15. 2 yrs old! You do fast, beautiful work!

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  16. Beyond beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. So I guess you really miss that lawn... ;^)

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  18. This is so lovely Alison. The californian poppies and the nigella... just dreamy.

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  19. Beautiful! Nigella - lovely, lovely, lovely! Pink California poppy - I've never seen pink one! Flax - tried, but failed to grow in my garden.
    Have a great June, Alison!

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  20. Ooh - love all the California Poppies and the Nigella!

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  21. Gorgeous shots of your lovely garden. Do you know which clematis that is growing through the Smoke bush? Such a lovely combination, I' d like to copy it.

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  22. What a transformation! I love the color scheme (clematis and smoke bush!) and hues; how the silver spear is echoed in the silver foliage. Envy your cardoon: I was never able to grow one. Sigh.

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  23. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Alison. I'm so envious of your California poppies. My garden's too shady for them. And what a great way to train a clematis -- through a purple smoke tree.

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  24. Wow, Allison, your flowers and your photography are both just stunning!

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