Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NEW DAY, NEW BLOOM

This morning I was greeted by the opening of two blooms on my Echinopsis dominos. I knew it was going to happen and it was probably going to be today because just before blooming the flower buds elongate to about 6" With plans to leave the house at 8:30 am I left D with strict instructions to photograph if the blooms opened. But there they were at 7:30 am fully open. I think the blooms opened during the night. There are more buds but it will be a week or more before they bloom.


The rain this last week has worked its magic in the garden.

Everything looks fresh and green and the flower colors are vibrant. The greenhouse has lost its drapery of cross vine. Underneath the covering of vine, which had shaded the greenhouse all through the winter, the shade cloth had disintigrated. It will have to be replaced next year because it gets too hot in there without shade. I dare say the cross vine will be back!


Purple cone flowers, Echinopsis purpurea, is in full bloom. The unnamed day lilies are almost lost in their midst. I may have to move them to a more prominent place next year.


I think this one is my favorite. It deserves a more prominent location.


I have begun a big clean up in the potager. We can once more walk down the pathways.

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the spring lushness with us - the 2nd photo really shows growth on the yuccas! But I agree with you on the last photos and the agave / pups...perfect.

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  2. I always look forward to seeing what is growing in your lovely yard. Looks like the weather this year is being very kind to your garden.

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    1. Some plants have benefited and some have not. I think this happens every year despite what happens with the weather. It is always a surprise and that's what keeps me out there.

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  3. That Echinopsis is absolutely stunning! And the garden looks oh so gorgeous. If it has not already, it really ought to be featured in magazines... :)

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    1. A stunning few hours with that bloom but as I said more to come. It is easy to miss them if you are out for the day. Thanks for your kind words. We were in Southern Living last April and also many of the shots in Gardener's Supply were filmed here. Both were fun.

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  4. Your garden spaces are so inspiring. I am always grateful you take the time to share the loveliness with us so regularly. It is a rare visit to your blog I don't come away with an idea (or three) to try out in my own spaces. Thanks, Ms. Jen!

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    1. You say the nicest things. I am glad that you find ideas here. Isn't that true with garden visits, blogs, books and Pinterest. I can't get enough of those lovely garden photographs. They really thrill me and inspire me to add and subtract from my own garden.

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    2. Ooh, if you are on pinterest, I would love a link to your boards, if you are willing to share!

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  5. Your garden looks so fresh and happy with the recent rains...love the Echinacea...and that Monarda is stunning!

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  6. Is there a way to look at your list of blogs you follow by 'most recent updated' versus alphabetical order?

    I really appreciate your frequent blogs, also.

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  7. Everything indeed looks fresh and clear.

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  8. Oh, for some rain! And isn't that one of the best things there is, to discover new blooms in the morning? Everything looks fantastic, Jenny.

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