Friday, June 25, 2010

I love these pristine white bells.

The purple is a bulb which comes up every year- Queen Fabiola.


These ? geraniums are great value and I have them in lovely shades of pink and purple. MTL calls then mallow.

At last I have a blooming peony.
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11 comments:

savannah said...

lovely! just lovely, sugar! it seems i'm just going to have to live with trees and scrubs for a bit longer since nothing flowering wants to grow in our garden. (maybe i should take the hint, right?) xoxoxo

Kevin Musgrove said...

I think I've seen the last of my Queen Fabiola, which is a shame. They'd poke their way through the branches of a Russian sage, which supported the stems and gave a nice backdrop.

Pat said...

Savannah: trees are great. As long as you have somewhere peaceful to have a relaxing drink that's all you need. I'm surrounded by far superior gardeners who know what they are doing. I break rules, muddle through and am happy with the results most of the time.xoxox

Kevin: oh does the mean mine will disappear. It has been such a loyal monarch. She was lovely. I like the sound of Russian sage. Edible with hint of vodka?

angryparsnip said...

Peony are my favorite flower, you are so lucky to be able to grow them...

cheers, parsnip

Kevin Musgrove said...

It's an odd smell is Russian sage. It's the type of thing I suspect they'd spike a bottle of aquavit with.

http://www.em.ca/garden/perovskia1.JPG

Pat said...

Parsnip: if you want to see a real humdinger of a peony just click on John G on my side bar.

Kevin: thanks for the link. I think I'd like that in the garden. I'll see if I can get it at the nursery.
I still have a bottle of aquavit that our French son's FIL made. It knocks one socks off.

R. Sherman said...

When I see your garden posts, my feelings alternate between appreciation and jealously, especially when I consider the travesty my flower beds have become.

Cheers.

Pat said...

Randall: I promise you; when the last of the children have fled the nest your garden will flourish.

john.g. said...

They are lovely peonies, mum2!

Mary Witzl said...

Those are lovely, especially the peony. My peony back in Scotland has probably died. I wonder if we'll ever settle in a place where I can have another one?

Pat said...

John.G: I'm glad you like them but their beauty fades next to your D
Dad's:)

Mary: I would be sad to leave my garden but it's great to travel whilst you are young and can cope. I once tried to see a magnolia tree I had planted in the garden of my old house and very strange woman forbade it.