Saturday, June 4, 2011

Welcome To Rosie's Garden.

I shot these pictures on Thursday, May 19. And I've saved them for today. After traveling for 5 days with XKT on a most fun adventure - I should say a DuPonture - I wanted to have a post to come home to that would welcome me. Put me in my happy place. A post I could upload on my blog right now. Dixie was happy to see me; as I was to see her. I have thought of her much on our journey and it's been a considerable amount of tension and concern for me. I apologize for this. I wanted this homecoming post to be upbeat and inspiring. This is that post.
It's a garden drive-by I did a few weeks ago. And I'm just putting the finishing touches on it. Please raise a glass of wine, or beer, or whatever, and welcome XKT and Rosie back home. Safe at last. I love this section of my garden now. Meaning there was nothing there before. I threw out wildflower seeds two springs ago and this spring I am rewarded. This area is under the willows. On the bulkhead. On the north-west corner. It's a new point of interest. I have purple, light blue, white, and pink larkspur. There are only 3 places in my garden where I have pink larkspur. Pink is rare. In my garden.
It's my red, white, and blue/purple garden.
I want to get a bench and put it right in front of this. Or maybe right off the side of it.
Purple and white larkspur. Red poppies. Iberis, white, of a type I've never seen. Instead of being short and compact, this candy tuft is long and leggy. Don't know if it's a perennial or annual yet.
This is my favorite garden place right now.
And Mar, what might this be?
I got the leaves for you.
Edit from Marilyn: And finally, the blue/purple flower appears to be Iberis umbrellata. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/226/ Click on the pictures on the side panel at the link. Who knew there were so many types of Iberis (candytuft)? I had no idea. As you know, I didn't even recognize the first white one you ID'd. I'm only familiar with squat dark-green-leaved compact plants with the white flowers. Mine was tall and lanky with light green foliage.
My hydrangea.
Here's my other hydrangea. It used to be a variegated lace-cap, but the variegated on the right is becoming dwarfed by the root stock on the left. I figure.
Lace-cap hydrangea. Just starting to open.
This little pink beauty is next to my white hollyhocks. I always thought it a hollyhock ...
... until I took a closer look. Look at the bloom and foliage of the pink plant ...
... and compare to this white hollyhock. The blooms and the foliage are different.
White hollyhock. For certain. ETA from Mar: The hollyhock is definitely a hollyhock. http://www.gardening-tips-perennials.com/hollyhocks.html It is just a single-flowering bloom rather than a double-flowering bloom. I will have to get back to you on the other flowers. Mar, the leaves were totally different on the hollyhock and what I think is mallow.
Mar, could this be a mallow? Sometimes I think Mar is writing to me. From Mar: Rosie, you need to trust me. That is indeed a hollyhock. Different varieties can and do have different leaf shapes. Check out this link to see leaves that are similar to your hollyhock. http://www.underwoodgardens.com/Hollyhock/products/24/ Mar, I do indeed trust you. I thought you were talking about the white hollyhock. The different shaped leaves threw me off. Thanks again!
Purple larkspur amongst the blooming cilantro. I love the fresh, citrusy, green seeds. Soon to be coriander.
Rita's Rose in front of the ice plant.
Ice plant.
Poppies.
OK, Mar, this is a daisy-like flower.
Let's get some of the foliage. I don't know, but could it be a type of coreopsis?
I just found this beauty. In the front yard. From that wonderful box of wildflowers from Ace I threw out two springs ago. White bell-shaped flowers. Opposite leaves. Reminds me of phlox.
Or maybe snapdragon? Could it be, Mar? I did have a few "obedience plants" at one time and I think the blooms could be pushed around to face another side. They didn't like where they lived. Hopefully, these are the same plant. ETA: Comment from Mar: Your white flower is a Penstemon digitalis. http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/fx_penstemonx.htm and the yellow flower is a type of yellow aster (daisy). I have been unable to find the exact variety. Coreopsis plants all have squared, fringed petals, so it is not a coreposis. Dear Mar, Thank you for all your help in ID'ing my plants. Dianthus.
Just to show you the size of the bloom.
Yellow poppy on left. Pink dianthus, Sweet William, on right.
The last three pictures were probably shot vertically.
Foxglove, or digitalis.
Larkspur.
Mar, this pic is 90 degrees off. Should've been vertical. I think you might have this rose. My friend Marion wants the name of it. Please let me know, if you can. I'm thinking English Rose?
I want some peppermint candy.
Purple and white larkspur. Orange poppy.
Larkspur and ice plant.
Hydrangea, money plant, larkspur.
When you have broken pots, make some yard whimsy. Bury the broken part and fill with overflowing fulgurite.
What? You don't have a collection of fulgurite?
Shamrocks.
Lobelia.
Thank you for joining me.

10 comments:

notmuchofacook said...

You have a beautiful garden, Rosie. I always love seeing photos of it.

Marilyn said...

The hollyhock is definitely a hollyhock. http://www.gardening-tips-perennials.com/hollyhocks.html
It is just a single-flowering bloom rather than a double-flowering bloom.

I will have to get back to you on the other flowers.

Marilyn said...

Your white flower is a Penstemon digitalis. http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/fx_penstemonx.htm and the yellow flower is a type of yellow aster (daisy). I have been unable to find the exact variety. Coreopsis plants all have squared, fringed petals, so it is not a coreposis.

Marilyn said...

And finally, the blue/purple flower appears to be Iberis umbrellata. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/226/ Click on the pictures on the side panel at the link. Who knew there were so many types of Iberis (candytuft)?

I love your garden.

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are beautiful. bitch.
And I mean that in the nicest way possible.
Love,
you know who

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Bitch, I love you too!

Marilyn said...

Rosie, you need to trust me. That is indeed a hollyhock. Different varieties can and do have different leaf shapes. Check out this link to see leaves that are similar to your hollyhock. http://www.underwoodgardens.com/Hollyhock/products/24/

Mr. P said...

Rosie,
Thanks for sharing your gardent with us. Some day, we will have to come see it in person.

Marilyn said...

The two English (or David Austin)roses that I have that are similar to that rose are Pat Austin (more of an apricot colored-rose) and Golden Celebration (yellow, of course).

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Mr. P., I'd love for you and Mar to visit. I'm still trying to get up to Indiana some time. It's penciled in.
;)