Monday, May 29, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
It is 90 degrees and the plants are finally growing:)
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Here are some violas that reseeded from last year.
Last year I was excited to see this purple flower blooming in the field behind our house. I thought it was wild phlox. Turns out it is Dame's Rocket which is an invasive plant here in Wisconsin. I still like it better than the garlic mustard which is taking over the state.
Friday, May 19, 2006
My neighbor's lilacs
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
more flowers despite the rain
Finally! I located black and blue salvia in Wisconsin. This is one of the best hummerplants.
I must think I live some place tropical or I wouldn't have bought a hibiscus. This will be spending some nights inside until it warms up a bit more here.
I'm also trying Gardenmeister Fuschia for the first time. It looks like a very pretty plant. I may have to slide it to the shadier part of the deck when & if it ever gets hot here.
Friday, May 12, 2006
orioles have arrived last friday
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
new plants, new flower bed
My first hummingbird sighting of the year was on the 7th!
I found this Navajo pink salvia at The Stonebank nursery. I had to pick up a couple red ones as well:) Looks like a good plant so far.
A new salvia which I found at Piggly Wiggly of all places. It is Salvia Patens Oceana Blue. After reading about it I found out it may not be the best plant. It hates heat and hummidty and may not last the summer.
After laboring the past two weekends we have a new flower bed. Ahh! The possiblilities for it are endless. I'll have to post another picture later in the summer.