Monday, April 21, 2014

More planting.

It has been a great couple of weeks for perennial planting.  A few days nice and then a few days rain to get them all settled in.  I have been super busy. Here are some of the new additions to the garden.

Blue Mirror Delphinium.    I have a large planting of the New Zealand Giant Delphiniums and they are spectacular.  But the Blue mirror interested me since it is a more airy delicate stem.

More White flowers.  I always say you  can never have enough white flowers.

Campanula persicifolia Alba.

Leucanthemum Ester Reed.  I lost this patch a few years back and finally found some more plants.
A real work horse in the garden are the Rudbeckia.  Once they start blooming they do not stop.

Chim Chiminee.  Love the frilly petals on this one.

Cherry Brandy.  A great color addition.
It can rain for a bit now because I need a break from planting.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What's happening on the Flower Farm.

What do we do before Flower season starts?  Plant, plant and more planting.  Most of the Annuals have been started in the propagation house and some are just about ready to be planted out.  My two greenhouses are started to get filled up with plants such as sunflowers, Bells of Ireland, Statice and Dahlias. This year I dedicated a big section of one greenhouse to Dahlias.  Oh the Treasures that I have put in the soil to grow.   If you are interested in what dahlias will be grown this year, check out  my Dahlia boards on Pinterest.  

Here are some of the newest Lilies to the planted.  Two new Double Asiatics that will bloom in July and four new Oriental Lilies that bloom in august.  I can hardly wait.