Monday, June 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

'Blue Cadet'
Ready to bloom!

Would you say this is

Teeny, tiny sedum next to

More sedum

And this Astilbe gets better every year!

Sunny Corner Bed - do you see the tiny Allium?
It's in front of the daylily that's in front of the Nepata catmint.

Join this meme - see Carol at May Dreams Garden!
This is enough for today.
Have a great June 15th!


Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Your astilbe garden is glorious! What's growing behind it? The sedum is great. I'm just starting to get more interested in sedums. Deer will eat the blooms, so I backed off of them for several years, but now I'm trying a few inside the cottage garden fence.


Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I love the hosta blooms and the unmentioned Russian sage! :)

Kathleen said...

Wow, your astilbe is gorgeous! I have that little yellow sedum (it was here when I bought my house) Do you know the name? Mine is blooming now too. However, my hostas are no where near ready to bloom. Your garden has jumped way ahead of mine! Happy Bloom Day Shady Gardener!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Very pretty. I do love the Astillbe! Yes, I spotted the allium :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can't wait until my astilbe looks as full as yours. It is just gorgeous. Happy GBBD.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I love Allium cerulium and grew it in my old garden. It's a neat plant. I'm envious of your lush stand of Astilbe. Only in my dreams would it ever look like that in my garden.

Shady Gardener said...

Cameron, behind the Astilbe is a stand of evergreen similar to arbivitae. I'll find a better photo for you. :-)

Hi Monica, There's just too much to mention in that Sunny Corner Bed. ;-) I love Russian Sage, too!

Kathleen,I may not know what that sedum is... I have purchased, and inherited, quite a number of varieties of the low-growing types. But, if I can just locate my little book of maps (!), I'll see if I have it listed. :-)

Hi Catherine! I'm not sure I can say that Allium repel moles... I Know they don't repel those pesky little striped gophers! ha?

Lisa, I cannot take credit for it. I believe it's a product of the wonderful rainfall we had last year and the cool, rainy Spring we've enjoyed this year. Age has a lot to do with the fullness of plants, too, though.

MMD, I'm still trying to figure a way to head to Chicago to visit you sometime this Summer... perhaps I could dig up a portion for you? Our plants do get a good dose of moisture, as we're on the downside of a fairly steep incline. The beds collect and hold moisture (there's a lot of clay there, too!). I could bring you a load of clay!! ;-)

Rosemary said...

Love that hosta, your front bed looks so remember the name of the astilbe? Like it very much.

Shady Gardener said...

Rosemary, This is one plant I didn't purchase, as it was here when we moved in. I've planted many more varieties of astilbe, and they're all becoming more "mature." But not nearly so wonderful as these, yet.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is really filling out. The hosta looks great, our is just starting to bloom. I kinda like the sedum also, we might have to add it to our yard.

Rosey Pollen said...

I'm green with envy, love your garden!

Gail said...

Shady, Good evening! I've ordered my bulbs...well some of them and included Allium cerulium...I am very excited! I wish I could grow has the best lacy foliage and pretty plumes. Sigh! ...and while I am wishing, I want to be able o grow hosta! There I've said it! Now don't tell the native plants my wish! gail

Shady Gardener said...

Chad and Brandy, I think you'd really like sedum. There are so many varieties. I'm usually a person that likes to know the names of plants, but those sedum... I've lost a lot of tags on those little ones. ;-)

Rosey, Don't be envious. Just visit often! :-)

Gail, Hi! Oh, good. You'll love the allium. Is there not a place you could place astilbe?? And could you not find a place (around a secret corner??) for a hosta or two?? ;-) I'm not breathing a word, though! ha!

Carolyn gail said...

I see we both have white astilibe. There's no accounting for good taste :-)

Lovely June blooms, Shady.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Carolyn! Good taste, for sure! ;-)

Thanks for visiting. Are you recouping after Spring Fling??

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the glimpse of late spring! I see everything continues to be lush, out there in "Shady Country!"

We're finally getting some significant rainfall, but mostly cool, cloudy, drizzly weather... the whole month, so far! I saw the sun on Tuesday, when it warmed up to 64º. One can only imagine what fungus problems await us, in the no-too-distant future. /Deb

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

The blooms are pretty enough, but you've got some great color and texture going in the foliage here! Beautiful!

Jesikarena said...

WOW! I had no idea astilbe spread like that! that display is quite breath taking!