Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - 177 - 13 Views From Our Garden This Year

My mom and I share our home and our garden. The house is a two-family set-up: mom on the main floor, and my husband and I in the basement level. But the garden is a communal effort, as my garden-loving sister and brother-in-law have also contributed to its formation.

Here are thirteen views I captured in the garden in 2010.

1 - Tulips

2 - Lily-of-the-valley

3 - Forget-me-not

4 - Rhododendron

5 - Yarrow

6 - Honeysuckle

7 - Cranesbill Bevans

8 - Lavender

9 - American Pillar rambler rose

10 - Our self-titled Aunt Sheila rose (real name = Sub-zero Brownell series)

This was planted as a memorial to my aunt and godmother, Sheila, who passed away 7 years ago. She was a lifelong fan of yellow roses, so there was no question as to what we would choose for the garden to represent her.

11 - Frosty Fire Dianthus

12 - Clematis

13 - Lily


Janet said...

Again - can you come over and garden for me? Beautiful, Julia. And you even helped me - I have a Honeysuckle that until today was named that "spindly plant with the long tubular flowers". Now I know :)

And I love the Aunt Sheila - what a wonderful tribute!

Akelamalu said...

You have such beautiful plants in your garden it must be a joy to behold! :)

Alice Audrey said...

Funny, I never thought of yarrow in terms of it's flower. It has a very nice flower.

Jennie Marsland said...

Beautiful, Julia! Your 'Aunt Sheila' rose and your clematis are such lovely colours. Thanks for posting these!

Nikita Banerjee said...

Aah...lovely! Very beautiful and I love yellow!

colleen said...

It's fun to review the year through flowers. That's a good idea for a 13 list. I have lots of beauties too!

Kelly Boyce said...

I love forget-me-nots. I think they're one of my favourite flowers. Having seen your gardens I can attest to how beautiful they are.

Brenda ND said...

Oh, I love looking at people's gardens. Thanks.

Anne MacFarlane said...

They're beautiful Julia. And I'm so impressed that you can name them all.

Travis Cody said...

Yellow tulips and yellow roses...two of my favorites.

Jennifer Leeland said...

Ohhhhh!!!! I love the Rhododendron. Gorgeous pics!