Thursday, June 19, 2008

June 19, 2008

Some of the aquilegia blooming in the garden at the moment. They are all so pretty.

This is one of my favorite iris. I got this through a trade from a lady in the US, long before 9/11, long before the border closing. It was so long ago I can't even recall her name. My camera makes the beard blue, really it is a bright mauve, otherwise the colour is fairly accurate.
(I want a new camera, saving up the airmiles.)

Funky mutation on this one. I like it!

Monday, June 9, 2008

June 9, 2008 Monday morn

Here are some more pics from the garden. Maybe if the rain stays away for a bit this morning I can get some more.
It's supposed to rain again this afternoon, tomorrow and then the day after. It feels like this is day 87 of rain, I'm tired of it and I want to dig in the garden. Being stuck inside sucks!

I really like this one, before the blooms open they look like little spurred balloons. This has been added to my favorite list.

Simple purple bloom but look at the foliage!

More of this little beauty, isn't it just gorgeous.

Aquilegia viridflora 'Chocolate Soldier' Stunning! Seed came from Chiltern's. If I could only have one aquilegia in my garden, this would be it. Thankfully I can have way more than one.

Myosotis from Montburg Gardens in Australia. I'm very pleased with all of my seed purchases from this company, I will buy from them again.

Delosperma aff. congestum, I really have to get the name of this figured out if I'm going to harvest seed from it, or I could just label it a Delosperma beats the hell out of me'?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Iris suaveolens 'Rubromarginata' purchased from Holes a couple of years ago. It's one of my favorites in the small iris category.
These are also quite easy to start from seed.

Aquilegia grahamii - unfortunately my camera makes this little beauty pink, and it is definitely not pink but a pretty red. Very nice addition to the rock garden, I'm very pleased.

This is a stunning little beauty of an aquilegia. This one came in a clump of thyme I received in an exchange, thank you Leslie!

Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw', I do love this orange. 'Mrs. Bradshaw' is one of my favorites, oh who am I kidding, I've never met a geum I didn't fall in love with.

And this is a ?. It was supposed to be cortusa, but it's obviously not. Hmmmm?