Monday, June 25, 2012

On my June 7 post, I wrote about some picket fence I had picked up curb side and what I had done with the gate.  Now, I've found a use for the shorter section of fence.  I've planted a Duchess of Edinburgh clematis vine in front of it and hope it attaches on and takes off.  We'll have to see what happens next year at bloom time.


My old fashioned phlox are blooming, along with the drumstick allium, coneflowers, and the day lilies are putting on their show.










Although I'm not fond of the blooms, my hostas are going gangbusters.  I'll cut the blooms off when I can stand to be out in the heat that has hit us this week.


We've been busy the past few days putting mulch down in the flower beds.  It has been so hot and windy that everything is drying out so fast!


~ a much happier shady area ~




I hope you are able to stay cool and yet enjoy your gardens.  Thank you Jean for hosting Bloomin' Tuesday! Stop over and look at the other gardens posting this week.


10 comments:

  1. You have an incredible garden and I love what you did with that gate!

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    1. Thank you Barb! Who knows, it may be used differently next year, but for now, I like where it is too.

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  2. Love the placement of the fence, I can see the clematis vining on it next year..I think your hosta is gorgeous!

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  3. oh that is going to be a beautiful spot in the garden when the clematis settles in.....and i disagree about the hosta flowers....I rather like them and all the visitors it gets including hummers......
    beautiful garden...and I need to get to mulching too....

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    1. I hope so Suz. It's not the blooms I dislike on the hosta, its the green stems and seed pods after the flowers are gone. I'll leave the blooms until they are done. Got the other 3 bags of mulch done this morning...still more to do.

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  4. What a beautiful garden. I love your Daylilies, especially the very dark one. And I like your bed for the Daylilies.

    Yael from www.HomeGardenDiggers.com

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    1. Thank you, I just wish the blooms lasted longer for the Daylilies.

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  5. Beautiful blooms! Thanks for sharing your lovlies!

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  6. That fence makes a great focal point. What a good idea!

    I don't like most hosta flowers either. I cut a lot of mine off last week before they even opened.

    You really have a nice assortment of daylilies. This is such a fun time in the garden with everything bursting into bloom.

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