Friday Blue And Whites

It has been a busy week of weeding and mulching the garden but there is more to do, always more. Several hours before dawn we awoke to a powerful lightning storm but it carried little rain so far.  I ventured outside around eight o’clock to secure the tarp covering my mulch and to catch a few quick pictures.

In the past couple days the spirea has opened even more fully.

Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)

Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)

Muscari is finally visible above the greenery of this bulbs planted in 2018.

Muscari ‘Armeniacum’

Anemones are awesome flowers. I have planted many over the years but few actually have made it to this stage. These were planted several years ago.

Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’

More of the cerinthe flowers have opened.  Hope they seed all around.

‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe

‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe

Candytuft is one of my favorite groundcovers. This is a small patch planted 20 years ago in a front sidewalk border.  Try as I might I cannot seem to get it to thrive in other areas of the garden for very long.

Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)

Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)

Have a safe and happy weekend.

23 thoughts on “Friday Blue And Whites

  1. Kristine Peterson

    I’m so envious of that Spiraea. All your blue and white flowers are looking great, Susie. I hope your weather improves. We had a sky full of promising clouds all day yesterday without a drop of rain. Sadly, I suspect our brief rainy season may already be over.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. You have so many lovely flowering trees and shrubs. The sprirea is nice for a very short time but I’m forever clipping and pulling roots to contain it. Fingers crossed you get more rain.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks! I’ve toyed with trying to take out the spirea as it likes to send up new shoots and spreads, looking kind of weedy. But then it does this!

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  2. tonytomeo

    How nice that the spirea is still blooming. Mine finished a long time ago. Muscari is still blooming because it was disrupted, and is now all out of sorts. I tried for years to get rid of it, and then missed it when I finally succeeded. I was totally pleased to realize that perhaps a single bulbs survived years ago. It grew into a nice colony that I divided into four more. (I needed to do it late because . . . well, it is a long story.)

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  3. Cathy

    Wonderful Spiraeas! I think I saw Candytuft first on your blog some years ago and have tried to get some established here, but those darn mice…. haven’t given up yet though! 😉

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