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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday Vignette

This week's Wednesday Vignette is a photo of a bloom that I intended to include in last week's Bloom Day post, but I forgot that I had taken it. So, it has become fodder for this week's vignette.

Rosa glauca

Rosa glauca is the only rose that grows in my garden. For the most part they're just too fussy for me. I like this simple, undemanding rose with its bluish leaves. I do have Rosa sericea pteracantha, the wingthorn rose, languishing in a pot, still waiting for me to dig a hole for it, so one day, maybe this year, I'll have two roses growing in my garden.

Anna at Flutter and Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. You can see her current post here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and a Series of Wednesday Vignettes

For both Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and Wednesday Vignette, which this week fall on the same day, I offer both a smattering of current blooms and a series of vignettes. Many months, bloggers, me included, use Bloom Day to catalog what blooms when, to contrast and compare what is blooming this year with what has bloomed in past years. Of course, neurotic person that I am, I worry that can too often deteriorate into a tediously long post full of boring pictures that have appeared over and over.

So, here you go. Hopefully, you won't be bored.

One of these is Woodlander's Hardy, but I don't know if it's this one...

Or this one...

When I redid the front garden, I added lots of lilies with this color scheme, but I promptly forgot all their names

I need more species milkweed

Lobelia tupa is so alien, it looks like a painting of a flower

Himalayan honeysuckle

Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice'

Cupid's Dart

Alstroemeria and bug with color-matched thorax

Volunteer foxglove

Eremurus -- note the bottom of the bloom, burnt to a crisp after our recent heat wave

Anna at Flutter and Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. Check out today's post here.

Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Check out her post here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday Vignette -- Procrastination Pays Off...A Year Later

Last year I bought a couple of annual poppies to plant in the front garden..somewhere. I never did get around to it, and I left them in a holding spot near the greenhouse door, where they flowered and went to seed.

As a result, this year I get to admire their one and only progeny, which is thriving in the gravel, amongst the pots where I am once again gathering things I plan to plant out...somewhere.

I don't remember its name -- I think I'll just call it 'Long Tall Drink of Water'
Wednesday Vignette is hosted by Anna at Flutter and Hum on Wednesdays of every week. Check out her post here.