A year later, I'm a better gardener for the hours I've spent soaking up the wisdom offered by all of you. I am continually amazed by the gardens I'm allowed to peek into each week when I visit your blogs. Inspiration seeps through all of them, skitters across the keyboard, and wedges itself in my heart and head as a quiet chorus that sings as I garden.
Dwarf white nepeta grows at the edge of my Dry Side garden near liatris and a group of pink silene called Rolly's Favorite. Both have already started blooming. I was really surprised. I wasn't expecting any action til later in the season.
I've never grown silene 'Rolly's Favorite' before. I bought these off the sale table last fall. The flowers remind me of creeping phlox. I recently saw a pot of them at a nursery and the flowers were held above stalks about 10" high. I wonder if mine know they are a bit vertically challenged?
Variegated japanese iris grow between a maurauding bunch of anemone canadensis and pink geraniums. Blue eyed grass is trying to peek through the crush of anemones while a bleeding heart seedling sprouts in the background. It looks like I'm going to have to garden mafia style tomorrow: Anemones, you bout to get whacked!
I have a large group of these wonderful daffodils in my front garden. They grow mixed in with the daylillies and remind me of popcorn.
Green and yellow variegated thyme
Woodland anemones are different from the anemones above but similar in habit. These have invaded my sarcocca humilis, or sweetbox, but the flowers are so pretty I put up with their crusading ways. Plus, the seedlings are very easy to pull!