Yesterday Morning – Flowers

Iberis Sempervirens (Candytuft) and Dianthus Ideal Select Mix

Iberis Sempervirens (Candytuft) and Dianthus Ideal Select Mix

Dianthus Ideal Select Mix

Iberis Sempervirens (Candytuft) and Dianthus Ideal Select Mix

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Iris, Dianthus, Penstemon, Artemisia

Iris, Dianthus, Penstemon, Artemisia

Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (Beardtongue)

Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (Beardtongue)

Dianthus, Verbena bonariensis, Artemisia

Phlox divaricata (Woodland phlox)

Phlox divaricata (Woodland phlox)

Spiderwort

12 thoughts on “Yesterday Morning – Flowers

  1. krispeterson100

    Spring always feels a little like a slowly evolving miracle. All your flowers are beautiful, Susie. I previously failed with Penstemon ‘Husker Red’ but I’ve managed to get blooms from another Penstemon with a very similar look this year, Penstemon ‘Onyx & Pearls’.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      A lovely way to describe spring, Kris. I saw your P. ‘Onyx & Pearls’ on Instagram and am smitten. I ordered some dark red and dark purple penstemons last year but they have languished. ‘Husker Red’ is the only one that likes my garden.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Oh, I love that phlox too and would hate to lose it. It was a passalong and I carried from my previous garden 20 years ago. I think the rabbits are ruining mine too. I used to have a large quantity and this year there are only 2 stems blooming. Last year I tried transplanting some to another section of the garden and the rabbits (or something) ate it too. I’ll keep trying.

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  2. bittster

    What a beautiful morning, everything looks so fresh and renewed with the dew and rain.
    I just took some time to look back on your blog posts for this spring and I don’t know how I missed all that! You seem so energized for this season, and the iris and clematis seem to be coming up all over, and they look great. Peonies as well, your coral one is fantastic but there’s always something perfectly pure with a white one.
    The peonies here are looking promising, the single one is no problem, but the double is always a disaster and I’m never able to stake it properly. I’ve kind of given up and now as the buds grow close to opening I just cut them all and fill a vase or two.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for taking time to scan my recent posts. We’ve had an extended spring this year which has kept the irises and peonies longer in bloom. It’s been wonderful. I don’t have any single peonies but admire them. Good idea to bring the double one indoors for a long-lasting, fragrant vase. Happy Spring to you Frank!

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  3. Cathy

    Beautiful. I can almost feel the damp morning air looking at your photos. You have some wonderfully healthy plants Susie. I always like to see your Penstemon as it is a rarity here.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. The rain has been a relief and it’s always fun to photograph rain drops. The Huskers Red Penstemon is just about to burst out all over. I’ve been moving it to new parts of the garden from volunteers in the meditation circle. This is the only penstemon that has survived well here, although I will keep trying. Have a good day.

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