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Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's Sunday and I'm looking for my Green Thumb!

Actually, I'm not even looking at my thumb today!

It's Green Thumb Sunday!
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This is what's blooming:
Meadow Rue

These blossoms look like "rubber!"

Cranesbill Geranium
I somehow lost the tag, so I don't know the variety.
Close up!'Crimson Pixie' Asiatic Lily
Clematis 'Niobe'
Here are three stages of the blossom.
Catmint Nepata
A variety of Iris
Coreopsis 'Nana'
A miniature rose
Heuchera Coral Bells 'Rosy Bells'
A variety of low growing sedum

Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'
close up!
Daylilies by the roadside
Aruncus Goatsbeard

And these are about Ready to Bloom!

'Husker Red' Penstemon
'Red Fanal' Astilbe

In fact, if it were me, I'd be Blooming for Sure...
or wilting...
;-)


Happy Green Thumb Sunday.

12 comments:

Kathleen said...

Those are a LOT of blooms Shady Gardener. Is your meadow rue white or pale pink? You are ahead of us in some things (neither my meadow rue, clematis or lilies are ready to open yet) but my Husker Reds are already in full bloom and our iris seem to be in about the same stage. Isn't that interesting (because I think we're in the same zone). That last photo (the spider/astilbe combo) is great!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Your thumb must be bright green :) You have a lot of my favorites in bloom! I've never seen white Meadow Rue, mine are only lavender. I love the Goatsbeard, I wish I had the space for it.

Blossom said...

Uh .. I love the Crimson Lily the best. And of course, the rose. Stunning colors.

Rosemary said...

Your Garden is certainly in full blossom. So pretty.

troutbirder said...

Nope your wrong Shady. I am convinced everything grows better in your garden. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Kathleen, My meadow rue is bright white (esp. against the shady background). I have noticed other colors on-line. I've amended the soil around my Husker Red this Spring. Hopefully it gives it a boost.
We have very heavy clay soil here. I've had two rock truck loads of dirt brought in and dumped on the driveway, plus multitudes of (Mr. Shady's pickup) smaller loads of dirt and composted dirt unloaded and carted around! :-) So far this year, I'm using only a few bags of dirt.

That plus my compost pile! :-)

Nutty Gnome said...

Err, why is it Green Thumb Sunday? My thumbs are always mucky brown....so I have Mucky Brown Thumb Sundays followed by Aching Hands Mondays - is it just me?!

Shady Gardener said...

Catherine, You would love Goatsbeard. It's like a tall Astlibe! :-) Loves Shade!

Blossom, Now why would I assume you'd pick the bright colors?? ;-)

Rosemary, Every blossom is exciting! I have another daylily blooming today!

troutbirder... just wait until you see my neighbors' gardens! :-)

Nutty Gnome, This is a meme that is fun in which to participate. However, I often wonder if sometimes my thumb is brown (when it comes to certain plants!!) :-)
And I do NOT believe you! But I do know about aches on Monday. ha.

Gail said...

My friend, I missed you this past weekend and kept hoping you would surprise us! Your garden blooms are delightful...I love the aruncus and think the rubber looking meadow rue is too funny. it's good to be home and visiting with folks again~~gail

J said...

Your garden is popping! So beautiful, Shady! I am totally in love with goatsbeard.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Isn't meadow rue the best? I also love the allium--they seemed to be in a lot of gardens in Chicago and are my newest fascination!

Shady Gardener said...

Gail, I was so hoping to be able to be there, too. I Really Missed meeting you and some of my other favorite gardeners that I knew would be there!! (Pity Party) Where will SF be next year?? ;-)

Thanks, J. I really love goatsbeard, too!

Monica, I missed meeting you, too! There's such a variety of allium (something for your list)! :-)