Thursday, June 18, 2009

In the Garden 06.18.09

Hello everyone! Here's a peek at what's blooming in the garden today. As usual when I post a large number of photos there will be little commentary for easier viewing. But, I’ll be glad to answer any questions you have about the plants. :-)

'Summer Sky'

Summer Sky and Red Maple

'Green Envy'

Green Envy

'Raspberry Wine' and 'Red Dragon'

Raspberry Wine and Red Dragon

Yarrow and Japanese Maple 'Virdis'

Viridis and Yarrow

'Kobold' Liatris


'Lusty Leland'

Lusty Leland

'Luxury Lace'

Luxury Lace

'Chicago Apache'

Chicago Apache

'Gentle Shepherd'

Gentle Shepherd





'Frans Hals'

Frans Hals

'Little Bumblebee'

Little Bumblebee

A gift from the birds.

Sun Flower

'Coral Queen'

Coral Queen



'Orange Dream'

Orange Dream



'George Davison'

George Davison

'Pee Gee'

Pee Gee

'Sea Gold'

Sea Gold

Common Ditch Lily

Ditch Lily



'Atom', the poor petals have been bleached by the sun.



Chandramouli S said...

I couldn't take my eyes of your blooms, Jamie and Randy. Everyone of them are gorgeous. The Daylilies, Echinacea... Oh, I'll have to list them all. Of course, some I've never laid my eyes before on, like the Summer Sky, Pee Gee... Aaaaahhhh! The Sunflowers! Birds gifted that to me last summer too! Hi-Five!

tina said...

Your pictures are just stunning! My 'Lucifer' is also blooming. Love the crocosmia so much! I find it is really underplanted though. Such lovely plants!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your photos were so beautiful. I especially love the oriental lilies. We are still a way out on the daylilies and sunflowers.


Dirt Princess said...

Lovely as always

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I'm a simple gal and that big sunflower really appeals to me. :)

Jamie and Randy said...

Glad to see you in the blogging realm again. Pee Gee is a type of Hydrangea and will actually make a small tree.

We have another Crocosmia that isn’t blooming yet, it’s still a couple of days off. It’s name ‘Firefly’. I will really love to have more of them but there’s always that not enough space thing.

Thanks Marnie,
Well that gives you something to look forward to. Our daylilies are moving out of their prime. I hate to see them go.

Thanks for checking in with us DP! :-)

I never met a flower I didn’t like! We’ll save you some seeds from it. Seen your turtle lately?

Gail said...

Love the hot colors that are happening in your garden...Liatris looks wonderful with the reds, golds and oranges! I imagine the oriental lilies smell delicious! gail

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

You've got a whole lot of blooming going on!

What do you have planted with 'Lucifer'? Mine is up the slope and towering over red salvia greggii, so I need to do something different there. I think Bressingham in England uses blue sea holly, but do you think our humidity would do that one in?

Your yellow crocosmia is one that I've been thinking about, but couldn't get a fix on the color - so, I appreciate seeing your photo.

The birds also left me a very nice, 3 foot high, yellow-centered sunflower right between the 'Broadway Lights' shasta and 'Harvest Moon' echinacea. They know so much about color! :-)


Darla said...

Just beautiful here. What a great gift from the birds, I had several gifts like that this year only the squirrels got to them before I could fully enjoy them. I am sending you two Purple Coneflower plants. There aren't any seeds ready and I mixed all of my leftover seeds togther. The plants will be mailed this Monday, I've have been waiting for them to put on new growth to make sure they were going to survive the trip.

Jan said...

Everything looks so good. I love the lilies esp. Coral Queen - just lovely.

Always Growing

Jamie and Randy said...

The lilies do smell wonderful! The scent is everywhere on the side of the house.

Our Lucifer is just planted on a clump standing on it own. We haven’t gotten down that art of layering yet. I’ve never heard of the blue sea holly before, I’ll have to look it up. That sunflower in the picture is about six feet tall and there is another one right behind it.

Oh Darla!
I’m so excited! Thank you very much; they will have a place of honor in our garden. I’ll let you know when they get here.

Coral Queen is probably one of the prettiest lilies I’ve ever seen.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Guys ! what beautiful combinations and single flowers : )
I have Summer Nights , Frans Hals, Chicago Apache too ! ... I'm loving Sea Gold .. All beautiful picks from your garden : )

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jamie/Randy, Thamks for visiting my blog. I am enjoying yours. We have many of the same lilies and daylilies but the names are different. Guess is depends upon the growers ---and each of them is probably a little different. I do love all of yours though.. Isn't it amazing how many different varieties of lilies and daylilies there are????

I'm going to check out more of your blog. Thanks again for visiting mine. Hope you come back often.

sweet bay said...

What a beautiful parade of flowers! I especially love the sunflower and the lilies and the 'Sea of Gold' daylily.

Frances said...

All so wonderful, Randy. And one we share in common, tall Lusty Leland, a passalong from my neighbors. Love the crocosmias too!

Teresa - Gardening with Soule said...

What great photos. You have beautiful flowers. Hopefully the weather will be a bit kinder to you soon.