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Okay so I am a child of the 60’s, but this post isn’t about anything philosophical or psychedelic. It’s just about the flowers in our garden. This post is picture heavy so I won’t say too much.

First up are some updates of the containers we planted a few weeks ago. After a couple of fertilizations they are taking off like crazy. Here are some side by side comparisons of the current and previous pictures of them. I am using small images for display so click on them to make them bigger.

Morning glory pots

The newer picture is the one on the left and even since I took that picture a couple of days ago the container on the left has covered the entire trellis.

Blue pot – today

Blue Pot – original

The variegated geranium in this container has finally started to bloom. You can also see the huge hosta we have on our patio in the background.

Canna Lily pot – today

Canna Lily pot – original

This container featuring the Canna Lilies has really filled out and the Canna’s have started blooming.

Blue Sage pot – today

Blue Sage pot – original

This container was pretty full to begin with, but if you look closely you can see how much everything has grown.

Brown pot on patio

Brown pot on patio – today

Brown pot on patio – original

This container also looked full to begin with, but look at it now!

Elsewhere around the yard the perennial garden is blooming blue and purple.

Perennial garden with blue flowers

That tall grass in the garden is one of my favorite features.

Veronica on the left and Campanula Poscharskyana “Blue Waterfall”

Most of what is blooming right now are Campanula. Hidden among some of the plants these Campanula didn’t even bloom last year, but are putting on a nice show this year.

Campanula glomerata

Near by the Campanula haylodgensis first open up with a blush of blue tint and then fade to white.

Campanula haylodgensis

Campanula haylodgensis

Next up is the clematis on the trellis in the perennial garden. It looks great this year as opposed to past years when it has barely managed to cover the top of the trellis.

Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

Here is a unique combination of plants.

Clematis ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ on blueberry bush

Charlie planted this clematis at the base of one of our blueberry bushes and it makes a fine trellis.  The blueberries are almost ripe which will make all our bird friends very happy.  We don’t try to pick any berries and keep them for ourselves. The main reason we planted the blueberry bushes was for fruit for our feathered and furry friends (check out the link for videos of action from a previous year).

Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ – Daylily with Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Our Stella de Oro daylilies have started to bloom as well as our Rozanne geranium.  Our other daylilies are not far behind and will probably be featured in a future garden post.

Canna Lily pot with Stewartia Tree

Last by not least our Stewartia tree is in bloom along with the Ladies Mantle and Potentilla next to our patio.

I hope you enjoyed this visit in our garden.

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