I showed you the hair allium bud a few weeks ago. Here is the allium 'Hair' flower:
The yellow callas in a container that I hid among the flowers are beginning to bloom in the Manhattan lily garden.
These callas are a very bold yellow and I find that they don't play well with other flowers...at least with most other flowers. I have since removed them from this garden. In fact I cut them and brought them inside for a dining room table centerpiece.
The majority of my garden blooms the first two weeks of July. After this flush, it fades fast. So I take a lot of pictures in early July.
I was playing with the two containers of Ninebark that I bought this past weekend, to see if I wanted to buy a couple for the gardens. I liked it in almost every place I tried it, like behind this old milk can full of Guara.
and in back of this area:
That Ninebark is a great backdrop for so many of my flowers.
The Lamb's Ear is blooming:
Lots of daylilies burst open this past weekend.
None of the arbor planters have really taken off yet. So I guess I will have a few things to look forward to later in the season.
I removed this lychnis coronaria (magenta flower on the right side)
If you want to see more gardens, you can continue your garden walk over at Jean's Blooming Tuesday. and Garden Floral Thursday.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
1 year ago
Your gardens are just so full and lush....I too am beginning to become of big fan of darker foliage..ReplyDelete
Your garden is so colorful and tidy. I love the way the center of that daylilly compliments the deep burgundy tones of the Ninebark.ReplyDelete
Your gardens are lovely. I can't believe with everything you have that you start fading soon. It's too pretty. You are hooked on Ninebark, I know how you feel as I love mine.ReplyDelete
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Your gardens are gorgeous! Love all the great color and everything looks so lush-enjoy:@)ReplyDelete
Zoey you sure do have a 'green thumb'..everything looks fabulous! I really like that 'Hair' flower..it's so unique.ReplyDelete
Racquel hit it right on the head. You are so tidy! All your work is glorious and showing it, this week!ReplyDelete
Your garden reflects what mine does not have; beautiful organization and attention to what does and does not go together. Your color combinations are just perfect and I love the dark ninebark as a backdrop. I have a few of them scattered around but have not pruned them nor sited them well. I did prune one of my ninebarks, only to have it come back looking like a haystack, so I'm going to have to search for tips on the right way to do it.ReplyDelete
That hair allium is adorable, never saw one of those before!
Zoey Everywhere one looks in your garden,fabulous with all the bright flowers. I even loved the calla lilies ..your flare for gardening is so evident...love the whimsy of the hair allium.ReplyDelete
zoey, I've never heard of Ninebark. You know I love the color and it really looks great with everything. I so envy you garden layout. The colors are fantastic! JeanReplyDelete
Your garden is really impressive. Like that dark foliage tucked in.ReplyDelete
Being a long time follower, I so enjoy seeing how your garden changes and grows each year. Everything looks great! I see you caught up with us as your lilies are now blooming.: )ReplyDelete
I do love the yellow with the deep blue though.ReplyDelete
I have been looking at many garden blog post and yours has been my favorite! I love large flower beds wild and full of color. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Great Gardens!! love all the color, your hard work shows!ReplyDelete
Zoey, Your garden is gorgeous. I love the path going out to your arbor. I started my garden 4 years ago when I moved here. All that was here were peonies and day lilies. I try to add a few new perennials each year.ReplyDelete
Zoey ~ exquisite! I love walking in your garden every week. I just scrolled back through to tell you my favorite flower picture....I just couldn't decide. Everything was so beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a great garden! Glad I got to share in it's beauty! LarryReplyDelete
oh, i love that Allium! it's so unique!!! Thanks for sharing over here at Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoox, tracieReplyDelete
Wow. Just---wow. I live in metro-Detroit but have spent a LOT of time in the northern lower and just can't believe what you grow up there!!!!!! Gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I'm your newest follower. =)
Amazing Gardenpictures!!! Lovely :) Greetings from Finland, we are waiting for summer and flowers :)ReplyDelete