Sunday, April 10, 2011

I LOVE SPRING!!!!!


Radtko


The garden is just crazy pretty right now and probably not even one third of the growth is even out of the ground good. The cleanup is about 98% complete and the garden would be looking perfect now except my grass guy had to work and wasn’t able to come cut it this weekend. I worked in the garden for about four hours Saturday and got a really good jump on all the detailed cleaning. I also got all the shrubs shaped up, except for the front yard flower beds. Actually, I’m considering removing them and redoing them with new shrubs. The next step is to get the spring weeds under control. I know if I wait long enough the heat will kill them, but if I get them first the grass will have a better chance and they won’t sap up all the vitamins and good stuff in the ground. The grass can use it instead. I was walking around looking at the irises and I seem to be missing a lot of tags. Either they are buried in mulch or they were taken by an evil tag troll. So I’ve got to figure out the name of some of these plants. Last year the iris borers really did a number on the tall beardeds and several were lost. Know what that means? Time to buy more! Have a good week and God Bless~ Randy

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'Sultan's Palace'

Sultans Palace



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'Invitation'

Invitation



'Hello Darkness'

Hello Darkness



'Crepuscule and Old Fashioned Cabbage'

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15 comments:

Jan Goldfield said...

Just gorgeous, Randy. What a showpiece!

Randy Emmitt said...

Randy,

That first rose is a show stopper! Your other flowers are pretty sweet also. The Sultan's Palace makes a good photo with the statue in the background.

Caroline said...

Isn't spring just the best time of year? I have seen grackles pulling up my plant tags. They pull them up, walk around with them and drop them. Why, I have no clue! Yet another annoying grackle trait.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Simply beautiful. I can't wait until my garden is this far along. Those iris look good enough to eat. Yummmm

Gail said...

Spring is so exciting~everyday there's some new treasure to discover. Lovely dianthus photo. gail

Phillip said...

The roses look spectacular! I love the dark color of the "Hello Darkness" iris. I love this time of year too. There is just too much to do!

Wayne said...

Looking at your's and Phillip's pictures gives me encouragement that my slowly awakening garden, will soon come alive.

Darla said...

Beautiful color happening around you,it must make you smile!

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful garden! Carla

Chandramouli S said...

Aaaah! Lovely roses and Irises. I agree with Phillip. I love the Hello Darkness Iris too. Well, I am partial towards blue :D

Fawne said...

Your garden is lovely. I especially love the roses and 'Hello Darkness" just beautiful.

Randy said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I'm still running around lika a chicken with my head cut off. Will things EVER slow down!

Anna/Flowergardengirl said...

My goodness--it looks awesome. I can't believe how well your roses are doing--mine aren't blooming yet. Very pretty you guys!

sweetbay said...

Those tag trolls live in my garden too and they are evil. Your iris look beautiful and I love your Dianthus shot.

Meems said...

And I LOVE your spring garden! Just think in another month or so ... wow! So great how the garden wakes up all our senses as it awakens from winter slumber. Beautiful.
Meems