01 June 2010

What's Bloomin Up North

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

10 comments:

perennialgardener said...

You have alot of my favorite color for the garden. :) My Irises are long since spent, it's good to enjoy yours today.

Tracy said...

I'm a Northern gardener also - Northern/Central MA. Love the Nepeta pic. I just planted several Nepeta Walker's Low this year - can't wait to see how they do! Too funny that people ask about your 'lavender' :)

Darla said...

Just beautiful!

Jean said...

I love the full look of your garden! I hate throwing away plants. You commented on how neat my garden is but only the front area is neat. Other areas are really wild! I like both looks.Lovin' your purples! Jean

Katie said...

I ADORE purple blooms. I think the purple and green are so soothing on hot days. Your garden is beautiful!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What lovely irises! I love this bed around the birdbath.

Paula said...

Love that Iris! I am a Northern Gardener too - Zone 4 - fun to see your blooms! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

pamsenglishgarden said...

I have all those flowers blooming in my garden, too. Don't you love this time of the year!

~~Rhonda said...

Meg, I love the colors in your garden! My favorite. Do you have Russian Sage? I am often asked how I get my lavender to grow so tall, too, and it's really the Russian Sage. :-D I am looking forward to seeing more of your garden! ~~Rhonda

Diane said...

You have a lovely blog. I have some irises that look very similar to these.....they were a gift from a friend who didn't know their name, but I found some while surfing the internet one day that were called 'Wabash'. Look them up on google if you like and see what you think.

I'll be posting photo of mine in a day or two as well.


My condolences on the loss of your son.

Diane