Greetings from the garden,
This has been one of the warmest and driest springs I have ever seen here in Vermont.But that doesn't stop the old stand-by's from producing their show. These irises came with the property and although they are not as striking as some, they certainly are prolific and faithful! I don't know their name but I have moved them all over and they spread every year and kinda fill in for the in-between time after the bulbs and before the peonies.
Then there is my most favorite of perennials. My Catmint, or Nepeta, Walkers Low is the cultivar and it is one of my top ten that I would not be without. I have planted it all along our border which is three feet from the road in a pedestrian village and everyone always wants to know how I get my lavender to grow so well.
My garden is quite lavender in color this week as you can see. Here are the chives blooming in with the perennial Bachelor's Buttons which are a great blue-purple. My biggest problem in this garden is keeping everything separate as for some reason everything in this space gets huge. The chive flowers are over two feet tall and this is the same bed where the monarda gets to be over 6 feet tall.
That is the show for now but the buds far outnumber the blooms so there is more to follow. Be sure to go to Jeans Green Thumb Blog or click the button for Blooming Tuesday on my side bar and follow the Blooming Tuesday Bouquet Trail to see the flowers from other regions and I hope you have a great week. Blessings Meg
- ▼ June 2010 (5)