Looking back on 2009 and it's time to show off the best photos of your gardens.
Photo is from Zuzu's calendar. Thanks, Zuzu, for a wonderful year of photos.
It's December - let's celebrate our gardens
Wow, Carolyn, What a pretty combination. What is that white flower? It looks familiar.
Lovely photos. It's one of Zuzu's kitties - we have a dog who is as spoiled as all of Zuzu's kitties!
Here's one I took of a friend's garden. He really impressed me with his garden! He has over 1000 roses and over 200 clematises along with countless lilies. It's a beautiful spot that can't be seen from the street.
That's beautiful, Pirl. It looks very patriotic. I loved themed plantings. It's a shame that passers by don't get to enjoy it.
That's just beautiful Pirl. I'm glad to see that someone other than me grows Daylilies in the shade.
Most of my dark colored daylilies are in full shade to prevent bleaching out of the colors. Even if I get fewer flowers they are nicer than if they were in sunshine.
Pirl, I also find that with the Oriental and OT lilies, some of the colors might not be as good , but the blooms are so much longer lasting. They seem to bloom for weeks in the shade.
That is Clematis Hakuri (sp?) with Veronica Giles Von Hees. I bought Hakuri from Brushwood Nursery a couple of years ago. http://www.gardenvines.com/shop/non-vining-clematis-5/clematis-hakurei-105.html
Don't you just love the integrefolia clems? Here is another picture of Hakuri.
Carolyn, I've seen photos of them before, but never one in person. It's very charming. Is that all one plant just rambling through the bed?
It's so sweet. Please post more photos of it - after all it is December.
Here are some of mine.I save good ones in a DESKTOP folder and use them all winter.
GE, I think I see a "honeybee" hanging out in your yellow lily...grin lovely flowers in your garden
Great photos, Jo Ann. I love that First Crown. Now I have to make room for it.
Beautiful pictures everyone! I'm already forgetting about the cold weather and thinking of summertime.
I added Malaysian Monarch this fall. Can't wait to see it bloom.
Some of them can certainly look so washed out and forlorn...that is really pretty, Pirl.
My DL's planted this summer, will nearly all be surprises.What a treat,the anticipation will keep me going all winter.
After all the work you did planting them you deserve sweet dreams.
Look whose talking on the sending end.
It sure surprised the UPS guy.
Thanks to my local enabler, ge1836, I ordered some poppy seeds today. I will throw them out in the garden, if I get them before the snow gets so high I can't get there. Thanks, Jo Ann.
Just saw this thread...wish I'd looked earlier because I've needed a good dose of summer again. You all have beautiful pictures. I really loved the daylilies as that's one thing that grows quite easily in Kansas. Also the clematis, roses, lilies...well all of it. This old farmstead is kind of hard on things due to wind and sun, but what does grow usually grows pretty well. I'm afraid my beds aren't nearly as neat and polished as many of yours, but I love them. I don't have much to share from last summer as I was unable to get out from March to July, but here is one from early September when my Sweet Autumn Clematis took off up a cedar tree by the back porch. I've heard that vines can kill a tree and I'm really hoping this one does as the tree makes a terrible mess all over the porch, but I can't convince DH to take it out. I have to admit it does shade the porch and keep the sun from coming in so much in the summer, but I'm sure we could find a way to manage that until something better could be grown. Sorry about the ugly cords. I had them out to charge a battery and left them hanging out in the picture.
Willowwind, That spot looks very lovely. An inviting place to sit.
Here are a couple from the year before that probably occurred last spring/early summer too, but I just wasn't out to see them. The plants are all in their same places so I'll pretend like this is last summer's. I'm afraid I haven't been good about marking all my plants so I'm not sure what lilies these are.