Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Everythings coming up roses, or something like that!

I love this time of year! It seems that almost daily new things are blooming. It's not too hot yet, so nothing is drying up or wilted. I thought I would take you on a little walk around our yard so you could see what is blooming right now.
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Lets start here by the front walk. This is a dwarf lilac. It blooms a little later that the regular lilac, but has the same color and wonderful smell as its larger relative. This year it is really full of blooms.
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As we walk around to the side yard, we see the bench Bob built a few years ago. There is always something blooming in this area and right now it is the Siberian iris. I love their bright purple splashes of color.
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We have a few different varieties of poppies. This one is an Icelandic poppy.
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And here is a regular version. It has such a bright hue!
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As we walk toward the back I have to show you this unusual bush. This is a flower from our Viburnum bush. The edges open up large and the center opens up later, but those flowers are very tiny.
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In our back yard we have this Cottoneaster. These look like they are filled with flower blossoms, but when you get close you can see that these are actually little berries.
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This is a Weigela bush. We have two of these, the other one has white and pink flowers.
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Yes - this is another Siberian iris. We have a bunch planted in the back. They add such nice color and even when the flowers are gone, their spikey green leaves add interest.
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Last, but not least are the peonies. We have several of them too and they will be opening soon. They are one of my favorite flowers, but they don't last long once they open.
I hope you enjoyed your tour and aren't sick of flower pictures!

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31 comments:

septembermom said...

I'm never sick of flower pictures. It's such a lovely time of year! Thanks for the pretty tour:)

Raise Them Up said...

Mari, your flowers are beautiful! I always love to see what other people have blooming. It's fun, too, because I get to "revisit" some of my favorites in your yard that have already stopped blooming here! You must be several weeks behind us. :)

Nancy said...

What beautiful gardens you have, Bob does a great job in the yard.

mel said...

Gorgeous photos! Way to go!!

Mike Golch said...

Great photos,I love this time of year as well all the bright colors,especially after the drab of winter.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Never too many flower pictures! We just got our landscape drawing today because we have to go ahead with our front yard, and the one I remember that you have is the dwarf lilac. There will be some of those in the front. I'm going to get my drawing tomorrow morning and compare and see if there is anything else the same.

Bonnie said...

oh wow mari ! your flowers are gorgeous ! i think i need to come sit on the bench and have a cup of tea with you !

Hootin' Anni said...

Stunning walk through your yard. I so love flowers [in case you didn't know that, LOL].

And that bench is super. Love the effect it makes with the surroundings.

And the Viburnum bush!----I just planted one a few weeks ago. Whoopee. Now I see what the blossoms look like. :o)

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

Never never get sick of flowers. I love them. The beauty of a flower petal opening to show its beauty always fascinates me.
They are beautiful.

Sandy Toes said...

Such pretty flowers...I love the Iris...love purple!
sandy toe

Cherdecor said...

I wanted to say that I am never sick of flower pictures but someone already said that. I sure do like the Siberian iris. I see them around as we drive by neighborhoods and I wish I had some. They really are eye candy to me. You have a lovely yard and that bench that Bob made is so nice. I love the style.

~Ginger said...

My peonie plant has bloomed and is fading. I just love it and feel bad when the vibrant color starts to fade.

You yard is amazing! I have a few plants, but don't even really know what they are. A green thumb I am NOT.

Brooke said...

you have a gorgeous garden! :) my tiger lilies are blooming right now and they look gorgeous - well they would if they weren't surrounded by an obnoxious ivy plant.

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

BEAUTIFUL! I loved the tour! You are a great tour guide!

I really love the dwarf lilac...I have a massive beast of a lilac in my backyard...really thinking hard that I'm going to rip it out.

Mary Lee said...

What beautiful flowers! I recently planted a vegetable garden for the first time ever. It is amazing to watch things grow from little seeds. I find that I really enjoy the garden even though it is a lot of work.

Barb said...

Good Morning Marie. I found your blog via a comment you left at Hootin Anni's blog. So glad I did. I really enjoyed seeing what's blooming in your yard. My Siberian Iris are in bloom now too. I enjoy them so much. And you have peonies! I had some many years ago but they stayed in the yard when we sold the house and I never have had them again. Your's encourage me to go get some. :) Thanks for letting me walk around your yard for a bit. I'll be back.

Lorie said...

What lovely flowers!! I like the dwarf lilac too. I could sit on that bench and read a book in nice weather.

Demara said...

The purple iris was our wedding flower! We had it decorating all the pues. I love it !

And I liked taking a break on that comfortable bench that Bob made.

Thank-you for the tour!!

Diane said...

I love these flowers! So beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing these pics!

Deb said...

Love it!!, Mari, The peony is my favorite also, I have my mom and dads from are old house I grew up in, and they are almost ready to bloom, My Iris are almost ready too.
Bob could always work out of his wood shop when he retires, I want a bench, very nice:)

Lynn said...

just beautiful!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Mari, you have such a beautiful yard! Just one reason I gave you a sweet award. Even though I'm on a bloggy break I couldn't resist!

Shauna said...

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Pat said...

Beautiful to behold! I would love to sit on that bench with a piece of your rhubarb cake and a cup of coffee or tea!

Kat said...

Gorgeous! I enjoyed my "walk" through your beautiful yard.

Crown of Beauty said...

What a lovely post...I could go back again and again to your pictures. I love flower pictures... and you are a gifted photographer, Mari.

I love the bench with the irises beside them.

Beautiful, heartwarming...

Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

You have a very beautiful yard! Someone gave us two dwarf lilacs that we planted right in front of the house but those puppies kept growing and growing and growing...when we left they were about 7 feet tall. LOL But their scent is so much sweeter than regular lilacs. LOVE 'em! Haven't seen any lilacs here at all.

Musicaljean said...

That was a lovely walk. Thanks!

Michelle said...

The garden is gorgeous Mari.I'd love to sit on the bench with a book and a cup of tea please ;-)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

BEATUIFUL pictures!

Rebekah said...

Simply Gorgeous