It’s Spring Time again! We will soon be sharing our lovely gardens with you again! Until then, Happy Spring Gardening!
We are out and about on this lovely day watching the tulips and bulbs pop out everywhere. Soon we will have the incredible beauty of them!
A little remembrance… How wonderful to see the sunshine this morning after drenching rains yesterday which watered the gardens so beautifully and the flowers just popped out with joy, the leaves drinking up each drop and of course, most importantly, the roots just as happy as can be. How precious is the rain and sunshine to the gardens…very…and they show their appreciation by happiness in color, buds and giving joy to their caretakers.
This is another image from the Promise Gardens Spring & Summer photoshoots. The plants (common name) are from left to right: Tulips, Mock Orange, Rose of Sharon, Peony, Hollyhock.
Tulips: Everyone loves tulips, a must have in your spring garden/planters.
Mock Orange: An amazing bursting forth each spring of incredible white flowers with glorious aroma.
Rose Sharon: Breathtakingly beautiful and each year more abundant.
Peonies: No garden is complete without an array of peonies. The yellow is new to our gardens this year…sensational!
Hollyhock: The “red” hollyhock is a favorite and just breathtaking in the garden. We have both single/double and prefer the historic “single” version. These are heart stopping!
This is a tool that every gardener needs. Forget old wheelbarrows (which we now use for planters) and buy one of these. I just purchased my second cart. I now have one for planting/feeding gardening chores and one for serious garden hauling. It is so handy when you have to move around a large garden and gives you everything at easy reach and that is gardening happiness indeed.
The cart is available at Lowes, Home Depot and Tractor Supply stores.
Honeysuckle is an amazing plant. This main honeysuckle vine in our garden has its own place and with its climbing and rambling about, it needs one to contain it. It is prolific in flowering and growth and I keep it pruned for best show during its flowering season. After our horrid snowstorms this past winter and it being ripped away from its 12ft post, I am redesigning and changing its look for this season. The winds ripped off its birdhouse house and twisted the vine from its evenly spaced sides so it is a good time to give it a makeover. Watch for our newly-designed honeysuckle garden soon in full bloom.
“Honeysuckles (Lonicera, /lɒˈnɪsərə/; syn. Caprifolium Mill.) are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 180 species of honeysuckle, 100 of which occur in China; Europe and North America have only about 20 native species each. Widely known species include Lonicera periclymenum (European Honeysuckle or Woodbine), Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle, White Honeysuckle, or Chinese Honeysuckle) and Lonicera sempervirens (Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle, or Woodbine Honeysuckle). Hummingbirds are attracted to these plants.”__Wikipedia