Apr 22, 2010

hodge podge...

Please don't expect any ryhme or reason to this post...

I went out back and started snapping pictures of my rear perennial bed...

It's really just a hodge podge but I wanted to share it before I start editing it back some.


Right now everything is just a beautiful tangled mess...
the azaleas have just about finished blooming and now the foxglove have started reaching for the sky.  I need to divide the hardy geranium but I don't have the heart just yet...same with this leggy penstemon, it needs a good whacking...


While I wasn't looking my husband pulled out some over grown licorice plant which made room for some sweet lambs ear.


This Santa Barbara daisy is mixing well with this scabiosa pincushion flower...


and with this columbine...


This is last year's foxglove and a few new reseeds...


This mum has been trimmed to the ground a few times and it just keeps coming back...


I know some people find it annoying,  but I just love sweet alyssum...it can pop up wherever it wants in my garden.  The sweet smell and dainty white flowers just make me smile and it mixes well with anything including this charming dianthus.


I have several of these grocery store mini rose bushes in the garden.  They have all been named after the person who gifted it to me or the reason it was given.  This little pink Laura rose is one of my favorites.  It's flowers open nice and full and it just keeps reblooming. 


These peruvian lillies are just about ready to bloom...


I love how these little daisies are bullying these big rocks for their place in the garden.


This weeping pine was here when we moved in...I am learning to appreciate it's uniqueness and love the statement it makes in the middle of the garden.



I almost wish I hadn't taken these pictures...now I'm more attached then ever.  I guess I'll have to call in reinforcements, who only see the tangled mess and don't see the beauty. 

Wish me luck,
Patty

I'm linked up to Fertilizer Friday's...

11 comments:

Valentina said...

What a treat to visit your garden this morning... Looks amazing!

Tennis Girl said...

You have so much color in your garden. Very pretty.
Robin

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a lush perennial garden you have. I can't wait for mine to be as filled up.

Carolyn said...

It all looks so pretty and I love the variety! :)

Hugs, Carolyn

Becca's Dirt said...

I've never seen a weeping pine before. Very different and unique. Lovely gardens. It doesn't look like a tangled mess to me.

Debbie said...

What a bountiful perennial garden. It looks just lovely, some place I think little fairies would like to visit.

Angel said...

It is so wonderful to see everything starting to bloom again. Your flowers look so Lovely! The columbine always remind me of little faeries. Just love your weeping pine!! Have a great weekend!
Blessings ~ Angel

Paula said...

Love the hod podge! DO it again! Lovely blooms, Paula in Idaho

linda may said...

Love your hodge podge!Also that when I look around in here I find that people all around the world are all the same. :)

pogonip said...

I name my mini-roses for the giver too. Love them!

Tootsie said...

alyssum annoying???? how can anyone think that! I love it and sow a lot in the greenhouse each year...Your beautiful mess is just so pretty!!
thanks for linking in this week. I am sorry it took so long to get over here and see...I just can't seem to get to the end of the busy around here these days! I do hope you will link in again...I have enjoyed my visit!