Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Want to Tour My Garden? 6 Perennials to Make Your Garden Dance

Hi there fellow garden enthusiasts. Welcome to my little blog. I thought I would share with you a few of the pics of plants in my garden. So come along with me on a tour of my garden.

One of the things that I love about gardening is watching and waiting in the spring to see which plants have decided to bless me with their presence this year. I say this because I've had a few perennials disappear over the winter to never be seen again.

Spring is so green. It's refreshing after all the dreary brown. 

I have a few tulips and daffodils . . .but my granddaughters just can’t help themselves – the flowers are too pretty. The girls come running to me with huge smiles on their faces and tulips in their hands – “Grandma, look what I have for you.”

I just smile, hug and kiss them up as I thank them for the beautiful flowers. I’ll remind them some other time that they aren't supposed to pick the blossoms from the garden. Unless grandma says it’s okay.

Early in the spring the garden looks pretty sparse but as we get closer to summer it really fills in and the plants sprout up from the earth to reach up towards the sky. My granddaughters like to join me as I keep track of their progress.

dark red floribunda, roses


My roses are one the earliest plants to blossom. They look so nice this year. Better than ever before. I tried to kill them two years ago by digging them up. They came with the house and every year they were so infested and an eye sore.

Once I pulled the roses out, the plants sprang back to life almost immediately bug free from the few roots that got left behind. 

And now look at them. Gorgeous dark red floribunda, roses. This perennial grows in clusters opening up flat with a small circle of golden stamens at the center.

They flourish in partial to full sun in moist soil and bloom from early summer to late summer. They can grow up to 72".

Hens and Chicks

Hens and Chicks

These Hens and Chicks were a gift from Cole. They have been in the front garden for quite a few years now. 

Last summer there were so many chicks that I broke them up and spread them around more in the front garden and added some to the back side garden.

I also took a few handfuls across the street to one of our neighbors. She just so happened to be outside working on her garden and I thought she might like a few perennials.

You know, I don’t even remember her name. Anyway, she loved them just the same.

I love how these succulents look and how easy they are to grow. This perennial grows best in partial to full sun and are drought tolerant. My biggest hen is four inches wide and two inches tall.

Yellow Day Lily

Yellow Daylilies

Now these bright yellow flowers are Day Lilies. I have seen them growing everywhere. Like at McDonalds. And the Holiday Inn. Riverside Park. 

This perennial loves full sun. It blooms from mid summer to late summer and is drought resistant. Day Lilies grow up to 40" high and can spread out to 48".These were a gift from Cole and Sidney. So pretty.

These are all in the back yard. I think they have tripled since I got them two years ago.

Even when they aren't blooming, the foliage is nice to look at.

'Autumn Joy' sedum


Moving along, I bought this plant. I had it at our first house. They were a gift from a friend. But because we had to move so quickly, I didn't get a chance to dig up a few to take with me to this house.

These perennials are called Sedums. They include a wide class of fleshy-leaves that vary in height, color, time and color of bloom. 

They are exceptionally drought tolerant.

I have the 'Autumn Joy' sedum. It produces broccoli-like flowers late in the summer which go from light to dark pink - almost red - as the season progresses. And as many of you may already know, red is my favorite colour.

At the time that I took this picture, the flowers have not appeared yet.

Yellow Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

I think these flowers are called Evening Primroses. They did so well the first year I put them into the garden. They were a gift from one of the owners of the company I worked at. Thank you Fatima.

They bloom from mid summer until early fall and like partial to full sun. And they are drought resistant enjoying dry to moist soil.

They grow up to 18" high·    

This. I don’t know what to call this. Is it a vine? I think it is. I have it growing in a corner by the gate to the back yard. It winds up and around the post over the gate.

It was very unruly when we moved into this house but I trimmed it way back, exposing the vines along the base and creating a canopy over the gate. I think it turned out quite nicely.

It needs a good hair cut again. But I guess that will be up to the new home owners.

White Bellflowers

Peach Leafed Bellflowers

These delicate white bell shaped flowers are so pretty. It has several buds along the stem that blossom at different times. As some blossoms fade, new ones open up.

These perennials are called Peach Leafed Bellflowers. The scientific name is Campanula. 

I wish I could remember if these were from Fatima or Cole. I should ask Cole about them.

The Bellflower loves partial to full sun and moist soil. It grows up to 24" tall.

Wow. That's quite a few flowers. I will have to save the rest for another day.

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  1. Your flowers are gorgeous....don't you just love that when you dig something up to remove it, it comes back....Gotta love nature!

    Love your roses!

    1. Thanks so much Christine. Nature is totally amazing.

  2. First of all WOW! What amazing pictures! I love your garden!
    I am visiting from The Homemaking Party Blog Hop! I look forward to your visit at http://www.homemaker-mom.com/the-homemakers-journey-blog.html
    Happy Homemaking!

    1. Hi Susie, Glad you like the pictures of my garden. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you around again sometime.

  3. Beautiful Blooms!!

    Love them!! Thanks for the Tour!!


  4. Darlene, these are very pretty pictures! I have just started to work on the outside of the house so I need all the inspiration I can get!

  5. Hi Debbie, glad you love the flowers. Hope t see you here again.

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    1. Hi Carla,
      Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

  7. What lovely plants and flowers! Thanks for linking up at Pin It Tuesday!

    1. Thanks Pary Moppins, I'm looking forward to linking up again next Tuesday.

  8. GOsh I love all of your flowers, doing so well look so pretty!!!

    1. Thanks Karren for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.