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A Week of Flowers – Day Seven

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Since Sunday Cathy of Words and Herbs has been hosting a week of flowers. Garden bloggers have embraced the chance to post one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to brighten this week. Looking back at my 2020 garden has been an interesting exercise, remembering plants that did well, or didn’t, and making plans. From seeing others’ shared favorites I have gleaned ideas for next year.

It was hard to decide what to share today but I settled on some of my beloved irises. Most of these are passalongs so I am not sure of the names.

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Iris germanica ‘Raspberry Blush’

Iris germanica ‘Raspberry Blush’

Iris germanica ‘Orinoco Flow’

Iris tectorum (Japanese Roof Iris)

Iris

Iris germanica ‘Immortality’

Kathleen’s Japanese Iris

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Louisiana Iris ?

Thanks so much for stopping by. As we wrap up this special week do visit Cathy to see what she and others found to bring you cheer and smiles.

A Week of Flowers – Day Six

Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’ -June 20, 2020

Since Sunday Cathy of Words and Herbs has been hosting a week of flowers. Garden bloggers have embraced the chance to post one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to brighten our week.

As a novice dahlia grower I am just discovering what other gardeners have known for years. They have a long bloom season and are great cut flowers. Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’ began flowering May 27 and dahlias proved to be the mainstay of my summer garden only to improve as days and nights grew cooler in autumn.  I thought they would keep going until frost, which for us happened November 17, two weeks later than average, but in fact the dahlias decided on their own to stop flowering a week earlier. Next year I plan to try different varieties and to learn to stake them more seriously.

Dahlia ‘David Howard’ -June 20, 2020

Dahlia ‘David Howard’ July 25, 2020

Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’ August 5, 2020

Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ September 11, 2020

Dahlia -September 15, 2020

Dahlia -September 15, 2020

Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’ September 25, 2020

Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’ September 25, 2020

Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’ September 29, 2020

Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’ October 3, 2020

Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ October 13, 2020

Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’ -October 13, 2020

Dahlia -October 13, 2020

Visit Cathy to see what she and others are finding to bring us cheer and smiles.

A Week of Flowers – Day Five

It is Thanksgiving in America today and also five days into A Week of Flowers hosted by Cathy of Words and Herbs. This week gardeners are posting one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to spread cheer.

In early July a large grouping of shasta daisies lit up the garden.

Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

Happy Thanksgiving. May you be happy and healthy and find peace.

A Week of Flowers – Day Four

It has been fun joining Cathy of Words and Herbs this week in posting a week of flowers. The concept is to share one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to spread a little joy.

For Day Four I am remembering the lift brought by peonies for three weeks beginning the last week of April through midMay.

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Peony)

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

For more smiles and flowers visit Cathy to see what blooms she and other gardeners chose today.

A Week of Flowers – Day Three

Cathy of Words and Herbs gardens in Bavaria and recently suggested posting a week of flowers, one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to brighten and cheer us all.

For Day Three I went back to April to show a glimpse of the Southern Side Path. This garden is a narrow strip running alongside the garage giving access to the main garden in back. (You can see the neighbors’ gate on the left, ours on the right.) The yellow iris is a particularly fragrant pass-along iris I’ve had since the late 1970s, brought to this garden when we moved here in 2001. Just before the entrance gate is Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ which bloomed particularly well this spring.

 

Iris germanica (Tall bearded iris)

Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

This is the view looking up the path toward the street. Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ also had an exceptional year

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Visit Cathy’s Words and Herbs blog for more flowers.

A Week of Flowers – Day Two

Antirrhinum majus ‘Speedy Sonnet White’ (Snapdragon)

Recently Bavarian gardener Cathy of Words and Herbs suggested posting a week of flowers, one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to brighten and cheer us all.

Last April a cluster of snapdragons the northern border bloomed and bloomed, providing vase material as well as framing the meditation circle with lusciousness. The dark-red-leaved plants in the circle are Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (Beardtongue).

Antirrhinum majus ‘Speedy Sonnet White’ (Snapdragon) – April 23, 2020

By May 23 the penstemon was in full bloom and bees were enjoying it, birds were serenading. Watch closely and you might detect a ruby-throated hummingbird fly along the fence to feed on some columbine just above the blue pot (10-28 seconds). It flies behind the penstemon before emerging right by me (55 second-mark), just visible in upper far-left corner.

A Week of Flowers – Day One

Recently Bavarian gardener Cathy of Words and Herbs suggested posting a week of flowers, one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to brighten and cheer us all.

This afternoon I noticed a promising patch of anemone greenery in the northern bed and so for this first day I’m sharing an anemone from February 27, 2020.

Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’