Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Today in My Garden

The dogwoods are fading fast. We had a wind advisory over the last few days. All the dogwood petals look like snow in my back yard.

Ready for some red, white, and blue? Blue pansies, the darkest red azaleas I could find, and a white azalea (Girard's Christina) with enormous, lightly fragrant blooms. The red azaleas are just two years old--can't wait until they reach full size.

I had to include this picture. It's really hard to get a good picture of blue flowers. These blue delphiniums look great at dusk. I got them at Lowe's a few weeks ago. I doubt they'll return next year but you never know.

The flowers on banana shrubs are hidden deep inside the plant. I had to pull a branch back to get this photo. I knew they were in bloom because of the fragrance--like Juicy Fruit gum.

This is a close-up shot of the beauty bush in full bloom. The Knock-out roses behind it are at least seven feet tall. The roses are almost too plentiful but who's going to knock a rose that blooms all summer?

And that's what's happening today in the garden of...

The Crotchety Old Man

1 comment:

jg said...

I'd been WAITING for this!
Lovely time to be walking your gaarden path & I want to smell the Juicyfruit blossom scent. You continue to impress me, Michael!

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