Hello my friends.. would you join me in a walk around our old farm place and see what is in bloom on this May day? My 4th of July rose is in bloom! So early!
This climbing rose is covered in buds.. it will bloom all summer for us.
Kristi planted this glorious orange Azalea last year and it's blooming wonderfully. I'd always admired these and now we have one. :-)
She also got and planted this pink Azalea which we did not have on the farm.
Our cotton candy pink Rhododendron is in perfect bloom at the back corner of our house by the little forest.. the backdrop is our huge Cedar tree.. can you see the clusters of tiny pinecones forming on the branches?
The Hosta are growing to their full size. I think I need one more to put on the left of the grass plant.
The koi are getting huge, the big one is probably 20 inches long!
We got this hanging basket on our last visit to Costco.
These little "Million Bells" make such pretty hanging baskets.
These little Phlox flowers also do well in hanging baskets.
Yesterday I met for lunch with my two sisters, Denise and Roberta and our adopted sister, Shirley, my best friend from 7th grade. It was to celebrate my birthday. *<:-) We met at Oswego Grill and had a lovely lunch, then we all went on to Maggie's Nursery not far from there. I brought home some fun things - several succulents to put together in a garden planter - a basket that I also bought there. I also got 4 pots of 2 varieties of Lantana.. a favorite of mine. I also got a yellow Begonia for Dayle.. he loves those.
Two of my bigger prizes are a Peony - which they did not know the color of.. it will be a surprise.. and a King Tut Papyrus. It would get up to 6 feet tall!
Kristi also ordered and picked up this huge hanging basket.
The Iris garden is doing well.. the Siberian Iris is in bloom. A funny story about these.. they were here on the farm when we moved in 32 years ago. I potted some up and the original plot of them disappeared. I planted my pot of them at the top of our creek and they never flowered up there. So we moved them down in the Iris garden and they are thriving there.
The pink Rosebud Azalea is in full and lovely bloom.
These are sooooo pretty.
We have two white Rhodies.. one has a yellow throat.. this one.
The Rhodies do amazingly well here.. this is in front of our house and by the circular driveway.
This is the purple throated one.. to the left of the ones you just saw.
I really like this cultivar.
The other deep pink rhodie on the right side of the driveway near the barn - this one is at least 25 feet tall!
Does anyone know the name of this or the other Rhodies we have?
The first of the Clematis blooms.. the white one is in bloom, too.
Kristi's Allium is in bloom too!
Our pot of Sweet William comes back every single year without any trouble. If you have one in a pot and it dies back in winter.. don't pull it out.. just wait until Spring.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing the Spring flowers here on the farm. I want to thank everyone who commented on my last post. You are very kind. The movers loaded up all my son's things yesterday and he and the boys and 3 dogs and a cat are on the road to California today. I'm off to swim soon.. with Gracie. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)