Tulips (Princess Irene?), Flowering Crabapple, Aquilegia, Azaleas, Early Median Bearded Iris and Short Bearded Iris, Late blooming Daffodils 'Acropolis' and 'Happy Moon'.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Front gardens April 28 2006 Aquilegia, Azaleas, Allium, Hosta, Lilacs, Dogwood,Allium are just coming into bloom (8 kinds I think), narcissus 'baby moon' and 'hoop petticoats' are still blooming among the gold edged hosta, lots of aquilegia, winky purple and blue and 'tequila sunrise', border iris, both purples and yellows, allysum (from the nursery), azaleas (purple splendour), dogwoods, euphorbia aurea, wood poppies, lilacs are blooming. First year for most of these plants.
I need to rearrange to create more continuity in colors. Fill in with ground covers.
A landscape pic of the front beds near the house...
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Front garden photos in April 2006 Second Bloom PhaseRight now, I am trying to coordinate the second bloom phase in the front entry gardens. The crab apples have begun to bloom with late narcissus---yellow and white 'cheerfulness', 'acropolis' (a lovely tall peony like daffodil), 'Winston Churchill' and Salome (whites and pink cups).
Aong with these we planted several Standard Dwarf Iris along the walk last fall in claret and purple shades and these are blooming at the same time as three azalea 'purple splendour' and one unnamed lavender azalea. A very nice color combination with euphorbias, heuchera 'palace purple' and some rumex, as long as there is softening foliage in between. We also have purple 'Winky' acquileigia blooming and some hosta are peaking out. The combination still requires some 'tweaking' and re-arranging, but on the whole it is an effective flower-y late mid-spring garden.
Spring annuals in this mix include some multi-toned purple allysum, soft bi-colored lavender and yellow violas.
For organizing and reference purposes I call the front entry gardens the 'island garden', 'circle garden' and 'lavender walk' along the front sidewalk. The color scheme is purples, creamy white, creamy yellow, and soft lavenders for the second phase of spring bloom.
After this bloom phase ends in a week or so, we will enter the 'ugly' phase of the entry garden area-- the daffodil foliage will die back for six weeks. And the interest will shift to the east side of the property to the peony, allium and siberian iris, camassia garden along the drive way. We will see if this works out as planned!
The first bloom phase was comprised of bright yellow daffodils 'jack snipe', 'tete a tete', 'february gold' and other large yellow early trumpets, blooming in late March and early April along with early muscari and a little rock cress. A simple but effective winter brightener.
Azalea, 'yellow cheerfulness', 'cheerfulness', and violas.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006The little 'claret' SDB iris, narcissus 'acropolis' and heuchera 'palace purple'--a bit of color echo (but doesn't really show in the pic),
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The little crabapple in front of the bay window, underplanted with a 'purple splendour' azalea, various allium coming into bloom, some gold edged hosta, some purple pansies, and cream colored daffodils.
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