Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 76 - 13 Highlights From My Garden This Season

My husband and I live with my mom, so our garden is shared between my mom and me.

1 - My beautiful forsythia, which I bought as an 8-inch cutting from the Yarmouth Garden Society when we lived there. I dug it up and brought it to Cole Harbour with us. The bush is 8 years old.

2 - Mom's bleeding heart, tulips and heuchera in her front garden, with shasta daisies, liatris and yellow loosestrife just coming up as greenery.

3 - Red leaf Japanese barberry in the front rock garden, plus white alpine flowers, purple creeping phlox and tulips about to open.

4 - Mom's morning glories which she grew from seed, wrapped around the trunk of one of the maples in the front yard. That's the leafed-out forsythia in the background.

5 - Lavender and strawberries from my wildflower garden in the side yard.

6 - Hostas and astilbe in the woodland garden.

7 - English ivy beside Brad's and my entrance to our apartment.

8 - Lady's mantle on the slope beside my wildflower garden.

9 - A glossy dark euonymus evergreen shrub, a new rugosa rose from my sister's boyfriend, a wonderful hosta and purple clematis at the edge of Mom's front flower bed.

10 - Feverfew and ferns in Mom's back flower bed.

11 - Yellow loosestrife, plus a rose my sister gave to me. These are in a bed in the backyard which my sister's boyfriend dug up for us. So we call it Newt's Garden.

12 - Pink phlox in the side flower bed by our neighbors. I got these from my other bus buddy neighbor a few doors down, when she was splitting up her perrenials.

13 - Rosy sedum at the edge of the woodland garden.


Sandee said...

Not playing Julia, but wanted to say that all these are so beautiful. You should be very proud. Have a great TT. :)

Anonymous said...

You have such a gorgeous garden! I am truly impressed. Such wonderful flowers!

Candy Minx said...

Your garden is beautiful> Makes me miss living in a housee. I don't even have a fern...no green thumb. Wonderful photos. Thanks!

I like your artist/send Harper packing button. good on ya!

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SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed that very much, Julia. I admire your bleeding heart plant very much. Mine didn't come back this year, and I missed it so. They are amazing little flowers.

Clare said...

Hi Julia
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Kindest regards

Amy Ruttan said...

Very beautiful!

I wish I didn't kill things.

Akelamalu said...

What a beautiful garden Julia! :)

Ann said...

Beautiful pictures. I now have a serious case of garden envy. :)

Shelley Munro said...

It looks like you have a lovely garden. My hubby is the gardener in our family.

Toni said...

Sooo gorgeous. And can I just say,...I love me some barberry!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I have always loved bleeding hearts, too!!

Ire said...

Awesome...beautiful garden! Ummm gardens are not possible in Mumbai but I do have loads of house plants.

Lovely pictures!

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh wowie kazowie, what BEAUTIFUL flowers! I love those pictures -- thanks for sharing! :)

Hilary said...

Beautiful flowers. I wish I had your green thumb.