Friday, August 8, 2014

More Daylilies 2014

These are daylilies that I either have double of or are ones that I've had for awhile that need to be divided. If they get too big, they don't bloom as well.
Emperor's Dragon
Satin Bird
Blueberry Candy
Eye to Eye
Season Ticket
Cherry Cheeks
Ice Carnival
Prairie Blue Eyes
Wineberry Candy
Dragon's Eye
Red Magic
Unknown Name, May be Hyperion
Persian Priest I still need to add photos of Lavender Tonic and Blackberry Candy

Daylilies I'm Selling in the Spring

I either have doubles of these or they are ones that I have had for awhile that need dividing. Right now, I'm planning on selling them on our local garage sale list in the spring.
Emperor's Dragon

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flowers Blooming 7-10-2014

More Blooms....
Elegant Candy is one of my favorites, because it has so many buds and blooms for so long. The one below is similar to this one, but a little shorter.
Siloam Ribbon Candy looks so much like Elegant Candy. I have them planted close to each other the main difference is in the height. 27" scapes 3.25" blooms Midseason bloom Diploid Dormant Diurnal
america Purple Asiatic Lilies - I purchase these one year while we were on vacation. When I bought them, they were a true purple. The ground here is a neutral. I wonder if they can be more purple in more acidic soil.
I traded plants with a lady to get this one. She said it was Buffy's Doll. Most years it isn't so pink, but more of an apricot color.
This is another photo of the Collier daylily. The edges are pretty on this one. Blooms are 6" on 28" scapes. This blooms early and continues until mid-season. The blooms start just a few days after Stella, so is one of my favorites. The first blooms are special. It is a semi-evergeen Tetraploid. It was bred by the breeder Collier Brown-EC) and was introduced in 1995. I
Becky Daisies spread like crazy. I just moved some from this spot that was as big of bunch as this early this spring.
I believe this one is Lady Cynthia, but don't have it positively ID'd at this point. I have several daylilies like this that look a lot alike. The daylily has an early bloom and is the only one like this blooming, so I'm guessing that is right.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Daylilies in Bloom July 4th

The daylilies are blooming about 2 weeks late this year. I still have several in bloom right now.
Benchmark is a good bloomer and spreads quickly.
Collier is one of my new purchases that I made last year about this time.
Early Bird Cardinal This flower is red rather than the color it is showing. I'll try to get a better shot early in the morning and see if it shows the red.
Flamboyant Eyes is another new one that I purchase last year.
Frivolous Frills is one of the first daylilies that I bought.
Moonlight Masquerade
Russian Rhapsody

Friday, June 27, 2014

Peach Trees

I purchased a peach tree today. Since I already have one, my husband said "no more." I bought one anyways, because it was covered with peaches and a cheap price. I don't know what he'll say about it. I guess I got paid back, because I was stung by a bee there.
The tree is an Elberta peach. Online descriptions say it is a favorite for canning. Since I love home canned peaches, I can't wait until it start producing. My husband loves them too, so I hope he understands.
The man that helped me, said that it is best to cut out the bottom of the container and plant it with the container intact. I've never heard of this before. He said you'd end up with a stronger tree. I guess it would help when we have high winds, which can be a problem here. Has anyone else tried planting a peach tree this way? I wonder if it works.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Flowers Blooming in the Garden June 24th

This was the only rose that I moved when we changed houses. Where we lived before the ground was a nice loam. Here it is sandy. I only moved one, because we had black spot there so bad. I've decided that roses must like sandy ground. Now I wish we would have moved more of them.
This is a photo of our smoke bush. The shrub is only a couple years old and grew fast.
The coral bells that I purchased last year are putting on nice bloom this year.
A view of part of my garden along the fence.
Another section of the same garden.
My perennial geranium
Rosy Bells Capanula - These can be invasive.
The coreopsis have been blooming for awhile. They like to put on a nice show.

Asiatic Lilies Blooming June 24th

The Asiatic lilies are putting on a good show right now. Here are a few photos of them. Everything is a couple of weeks late this year since the winter just didn't want to end.
The yellow ones I purchased last year in a little pot that was marked down. They are called Bumblebee. I can't believe how many blooms it has put on.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

This was my perennial garden on the hill in June several years ago. It has changed as I've moved different things and started new beds. Since it is shady, I have a lot of Asiatic lilies and hostas back there. I've slowly been moving my daylilies to the new beds since they don't get enough sun back there. I hope you enjoy the photo.
Here is info about planning your own perennial garden.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More photos will be coming soon. Right now I am so busy mulching, moving plants and weeding that I don't have time for much else. It went from being in the 40's here to 80 with high humidity. Most of the plants need to be divided too. I think I'll have a garage sale this summer and sell some. The lilacs are blooming here with their wonderful fragrance. In normal years, they are blooming on Mother's Day, but everything is late this year. Lilies of the Valley are starting and the Vinca has been blooming. Everything smells so good. We've had a wonderful spring for rain. The rain pours down almost everyday, but it is making the mosquitoes buzz. I am about covered by bites. I hate using the repellent, because of the chemicals, but I am going to give in and use it. I hope this finds you all happy and busy gardening. May all your plants be a beautiful green and covered with blooms.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gardening Articles

I thought I'd share some of my gardening articles that I wrote at Hubpages. It is a little early here yet to plant anything, but the daffodils and wild flowers are blooming. I did plant a few potatoes. One of my articles that everyone seems to love is about growing hydrangeas. Here is the link. How to Plant and Grow Hydrangeas If you have a dog, this is a list of plants that will either make them sick or even kill them. Plants That Can Be Poisonous to Dogs If you are planning on planting a perennial garden this year, you'll want to read this. How to Plan a Perennial Garden I have a lot more about growing perennial flowers and about vegetable gardens I'll keep sharing with you. I think most of these you'll find interesting. If you have any hints or tips, be sure to share them with us.