A Walk Through My Garden

I think I’ve come to the realization that during gardening season I have to taper back the number of posts I can do on a weekly basis.  I’m constantly outside working away to the neglect of just about everything else (you should see my laundry pile).  So in the interests of my sanity, I’ll be doing one post a week for a bit…  This week I just want to you on a walk through my garden.  It’s lovely – and it’s hard to believe some things are already gone or past their prime.

A Walk Through My Garden

A Walk Through My Garden

Loving my lupine this year.  I started them from seed last spring.  Lovely, no?

A Walk Through My Garden

The alliums are ready to pop…

A Walk Through My Garden

The salvias are doing beautifully.  Such a super hardy plant…

A Walk Through My Garden

This one is tenacious enough to thrive in a minuscule crack on my patio.  It’s parent was originally in a pot and the roots wormed their way into the space between the pavers.

A Walk Through My Garden

Variegated polemonium with a pale blue camassia in the background…

A Walk Through My Garden

A Walk Through My Garden

A Walk Through My Garden

European ginger nestled into a corner of the steps…

A Walk Through My Garden

A Walk Through My Garden

My columbine (aquilegia) looks lovely.  Some is just about finished blooming and some is just starting to really show.  It’s such a great plant, and I have to confess I have a tendency to pick seeds off of random plants at garden centers and spread them around my garden.  A bad habit but it’s yielded a few cool plants…

A Walk Through My Garden

Lily of the Valley is worth planting just for the fragrance…

A Walk Through My Garden

A Walk Through My Garden

A Walk Through My Garden

Kalmia is so lovely.  I actually bought this one but I think I’m going to dig up a native seedling from a roadside patch where they constantly mow them down…

A Walk Through My Garden

A Walk Through My Garden

And a bit of foliage to round out the scene…

How is your garden growing this year?  Did you lose many plants to the harsh winter?  I’ve been very surprised by what survived and what did not.  I’m looking at the losses as an opportunity to try new things and also to remind myself that gardening is ever changing.  And if you need plant replacements like me, Bluestone Perennials is one of my favorite sources and they’re having a spring clearance sale – you can thank me later!

Happy gardening and thanks for reading EG!

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  1. Your garden is lovely. I was so surprised to see your salvia blooming as mine is too and you are usually a week or two behind me. Is it May Night? How I love those lupines of yours. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to grow them here and the heat and humidity just slays them. Your ginger is just beautiful and I particularly like its spot!! The whole thing is lovely and i don’t blame you one bit for spending all your time out there.

    You ask what survived and what didn’t in our gardens? Well, I am sad to say that I lost fully one-half of my germander which is the edger plant in my parterre garden. Huge expense and they were lovely for six years but two polar vortex attacks just did them in. Open up that pocketbook again, I guess!

    • I was just on your blog too! How’s that for timing! Thats an awful loss! Can you propagate some from what survived??? It’s amazed me what died this year. Some of the ‘hardiest’ plants died, and some that are marginal thrived. It’s crazy! And I’m sorry you can’t grow Lupines. I have the same problem with delphiniums – they just collapse, and I so covet them because of that! … And yes that’s May night. I’m surprised your’s is blooming this late. Nature is funny isn’t it? Always adding a surprise!

  2. Caroline, thanks for stopping by my site — it led me to your beautiful garden. Your lupines are beautiful. I never had success with them, so I completely appreciate them in the gardens of others. Be well!

    • I enjoy your site and your tweets! It’s always entertaining! And thank you for the praise. I’m thoroughly enjoying the lupines too. It’s such a pleasure to start something from seed and have it truly shine in the garden.

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