vendredi 24 avril 2009

Spring Flowers in the Front Garden


As usual last fall I did not get the all the tulips that I purchased in the ground. This is very normal for me, I always buy more than I have places to plant them. After January 1, I ended up puting them in pots. I did not have any idea that the results would be like this.


After doing so well with them this year, I plan on repeating it next year, for one thing you can place the pots in the shade, as these are after they have opened. I am going to experiment with leaving some of them in the pots for the entire year, just to see what the results will be.


This Japanese peony is said to be over a hundred years old. Not sure how anyone knows for sure, but this was what we were told by the previous owners.


We planted the olive tree this year to take the place of an Italian cypress that did not look very good.
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5 commentaires:

ladybug a dit…

Love those ruffley edged orange ones! I have pretty much switched to pots too...

So much easier to weed, can change out something that doesn't work, etc.

I have mostly herbs, but also Easter lilies, Bleeding Hearts (which the French call "Couer de Marie" I believe) and miniature roses.

Capt. Bat Guano a dit…

Hi Keith, the flowers are gorgeous, not to mention your entire yard. Of course my attention is drawn to that amazing woodwork of your doors. How old are they?

smoke a dit…

Happy Birthday, Keith!

Hill a dit…

Absolutely gorgeous flowers!That 100-year-old one is stunning, as are your tulips. Jealous that you can grow tulips. Way too hot here for them to survive.

Thank you for sharing with us! Makes us feel like we get to take a mini-vacation to France.

:)

thepoetryman a dit…

Wow. Each of your plants are hardy looking. You must have a green thumb...