Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Larkspur consolida

I planted Larkspur seeds several years ago.  They return every spring without fail.  This year has been a particularly good year for them.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Golden Groundsel Packera obvata and Purple Heart Tradescantia Pallida

Sometimes even lazy gardeners are rewarded!  I haven't had a chance to clean up the old seed heads of the Golden Groundsel that bloomed a couple of months ago.  The stems have taken on a reddish hue that contrast nicely with the green and the purple of the foliage that surrounds them.  I always have to remind myself to relax and let the garden do its own thing.  Here's proof!

Monday, May 13, 2013


Roses etc.

One nice thing about having a front yard garden is that neighbors often catch the same gardening bug.  My next door neighbor's Peggy Martin Rose, in the background, goes wild about the same time as some of the Roses in one of my front beds.  I think our Roses make good neighbors!