Monday, May 19, 2008

Winners and Losers.
Aside

Karen admired my irises. You should see the lawn now - Immaculate!

This is a successful cutting

Losing patience with this peony after 5 years I moved it. You know what they say about peonys - it's true. Karen planted my new one. I'm not taking any chances this time.
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19 comments:

The Manic Street Preacher said...

lovely garden babe. Just put up a few pics of me jungle....

R. Sherman said...

Actually, I have no idea what they say about Peonies. I hope it's not anything salacious.

Cheers.

kenju said...

I love irises! That color is lovely. Mine are all gone now.

Z said...

Beautiful, Pat. It's the best time of year for the outdoors, I think - so much in flower, but still fresh and new.

PI said...

Manic: seen it. It's lovely!

Randall: peonies hate being moved. QED. Salacious? Moi?

Judy: I hope that is 'gone' because they have finished blooming and not just died.

PI said...

Z: thank you! I think it's all down hill now and I suspect the roses aren't going to be so good this year. Hope I'm wrong.

savannah said...

i love your garden, sugar! i think this year, i'll just stick to potted plants in the courtyard! xox

wontletlifedefineme said...

Your garden looks lovely! By the way, do you know if you can move sunflowers? I potted them indoors, but two are now growing so big I might need to move them to a bigger pot outdoors. I don't know if they'll survive the move though...

PI said...

savannah: the important thing is to have a pleasant place to sit and sniff and sip - al fresco.

Wont:Thank you. I phoned my expert, Margaret but she's out so the answer is: I'm not sure. I would have thought they would be happier outdoors once the frosts are over. When I move something I'm not sure about I do it at dead of night when they won't notice. That was the mistake I made with the peony. I did it in broad daylight

Sam, Problemchildbride said...

Your garden's a treat of colour, Pat. A real delight.

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Kim Ayres said...

Always had a soft spot for irises :)

wontletlifedefineme said...

Thanks, I'll give it a go :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE seeing ALL the beautiful flowers and plants in your Gaeden, Pat...Those Iris are scrumptious! The color---PERFECT! An English Garden...There is nothing like it.
My dear friend Ron Rifkin put in an English Garden nack in the late 70's...early 80's. I think I took 1000 pictures of it....all slides...I need to get them transfered digitally....I think you would appreciate them more than anyone I know!

PI said...

Sam: thank you:)

Manic: thanks honey - I'll do it tomorrow when my brain's in gear.

Kim: you like blue don't you?

Wont: hope it works.

Naomi: that would be quite a task but a joy to see.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

You tried to move a peony? The devil got ya, didn't it?

Kanani said...

Beautiful!
We've done little gardening here --water is at a premium. I've put in drought resistant plants, but still... not as pretty as peonies!

PI said...

Hoss: sometimes I just have to live dangerously!

Kanani: I yearn for my first peony flower. Times running out.

Kim Ayres said...

Well it'smore that bluey-purple, although with the bluebells it's really the scent I find so heady