Sunday, May 31, 2009

'Round and 'round the garden ...


Iris blooms are just as appealing on the inside as out. I'm sorry but I don't know the identity of these flowers, which are a rich, wine color. They came with the house and have grown on me.

Over at the vegetable bed things are taking off. The peas, as expected, are crawling all over the trellis. Oh, but wait. We have actual pods on the vines now. They were hidden in back and I almost missed them. Delicious!
A few hours of pulling crabgrass and you can once again see the stones and all the coral bells in the front garden. I'm very pleased how well these have grown after I divided several of the plants. 
An emerging poppy bud looking more like the compound eyes of an insect.

Lupine is allowed to reseed freely in the front garden. These seem to get bigger each year. I'd like to get some of these in the back garden this season and spread the wealth.

9 comments:

Curmudgeon said...

What a gorgeous photo of the inside of the iris! Also loved the pic of the kiddos with the parrot tulips in your earlier post. Your garden looks like it is in full swing. I can hardly believe this weather we've been having--and another solid week on the way! Lots of pea flowers here but have yet to catch sight of the first pod.

Matron said...

That is a wonderful photo! It would look wonderful enlarged as a poster!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Wow it's looking gorgeous there! Can you believe this weather? It's obvious your plants are loving it.
I'm going to be saving seeds from my columbines, do you still want some?
I also have knautia and verbena bonariensis seedlings, would you like some? Maybe we can meet up sometime soon.

keewee said...

Your garden is looking so lush and lovely. I keep going out to check on mine, even though I know it will grow in it's own sweet time I think my impatience is showing. * grin*

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Melanthia, What an awesome photo of the iris..the centers are amazing aren't they? I love the fuzzy 'tongue' on a bearded iris. Also lovely lupines...a flower you usually see in blue. I'll have to keep an eye out for them in nurseries as mine did not come back due to rotten roots...bummed!

Kathleen said...

You can never have enough lupines, can you? I love them too. I'm glad they seed about so easily because mine are short lived. Is that true in your garden too? Your veggie garden also looks great. Fresh peas would be yummy. I can see I'm going to have to work harder on growing more veggies!

Dirt Princess said...

The first photo is spectacular...it looks like an optical illusion

Ginger said...

GREAT shot of the emerging poppy! I enjoy seeing the progress of flowers from bud to bloom.

Sue said...

Hi Gardeness,
I've been behind in my blog reading, and was realizing the other day that yours is one I haven't been to in awhile. I clicked on your photo on someone's followers list so I could make it back to your blog. I see you are teaching a gardening with children or for children class. What fun!

I hope things are going well for you and your family. Little Guy sure has grown! Your lupines really caught my eye. I have grown them before, but they don't live more than a few seasons. I planted more this spring, but it doesn't look like they are going to bloom this year.

Take Care!