Thursday, June 21, 2007

Finally, A New Computer

I'm now able to be part of the blogging world again, we've got a new computer and lots of places to store photos so I'm in business. I've really missed blogging!!! Ok photos of my new garden that I took last week. They Hydrangeas are blooming now and my Lilies just started to open as well. Behind the Lilies, you can just start to see my favorite flower peeking through. My Hibiscus are growing very tall and soon, will be as tall as the floor of my back porch. They break dormancy each year very late, in May actually. So while they will be the tallest flower in the bed, it takes them awhile to get there. By the end of July, they will be huge and filled with dinner plate sized flowers.

I've lined the walkway to the back door with Hydrangeas and on the other side of the stairs, I have pots filled with Geraniums and Dahlias. Also, I've got plans for the area under the porch floor, I'm having my husband build a frame for some lattice work back there. That will actually come in handy when the Hibiscus start to bloom, I'll have something readily available to tie them too. I keep telling him to get it done before they grow too much taller or else it will be difficult. I have a feeling it will just have to be a little more difficult because I don't see it getting done so.......that is the way it goes. We still feel like we're running a little ragged around here. Now that the move is over it should be easy but honestly, there are still so many little , annoying things to do that it just never seems to end.

A close up of some of my white Lilies.

Ow, my deep purple Clematis is becoming a real favorite. I love this plant!! I think I bought this one a couple of years ago and it is getting so large and healthy now. I bought a trellis for it to climb on just recently.

I've also run quite a Clematis muke so to speak. I'm so in love with this one that I ran out a couple of weeks ago and bought another one......pale lavendar. Then just last week, I ran out again and bought a white one. Can you see a pattern here??

One of my Flower Carpet Roses. I've got 3 in this back bed, 2 are doing beautifully and the 3rd is still a bit ticked off at me that I dug it up and moved it. However, the 3rd one is shaping up quite nicely and I think, getting over the shock of being moved.

I still have some spaces to fill in back here and one of the things I bought to fill it in are more Coneflowers. These are actually an orange color, although you cannot really see that too well here but they are very pretty. I'll try to get some more photos of some fresh blooms when they appear and you can see the orange color a bit better.

A coneflower that is getting ready to bloom soon.

My very pretty and reliable burgandy Yarrow that will bloom any day now. It's a very prolific and hearty summer bloomer for me.


Betty Jo said...

What gorgeous photos Ruth! I love your photography, especially that purple Clematis. I have to plant one of those. xoxo

Betty Jo said...

Hi Ruth, I'm back with more Clematis questions. Are they planted a certain time of the year? A bulb isn't it? Also, how long does it generally take after planting to bloom?

Dorothy said...

Oh Ruth, I can't get over how well your garden is doing even though all those flowers were replanted so recently. They are all so healthy and beautiful! Your camera takes lovely photos....I can't wait to see the orange coneflower. I didn't know they came in orange, I just have the purple and the white!!! Beautiful!!!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Betty Jo & Dorothy....I'm very happy that they've dealt with being moved so well. Some plants more then others had very little shock. The lilies and Hibiscus didn't seem to be phased at all. The Hydrangea and coneflowers and Blackeyed Susans were a little sad were some of my carpet roses. I'm out there every day though, giving them lots of TLC so, I think that helps them to do well. I also have to say...thanks you Miracle Grow, I really believe in it and also feel it helped make the transition easier for them.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Those coneflowers are so, so pretty and fun! I've seen some before, but never knew what they were called.

And I LOVE your carpet roses!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Ruth! It's nice to "meet" you! :) Your garden is gorgeous ~ especially the clematis! ♥

Rhoda said...

Hi, Ruth, your garden looks magnificent. You really have a green thumb & I hope you are getting more rain than we are. We are about to fry down here in the South! I love all your pretties.

Southern HOspitality

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Hi Ruth! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really enjoyed looking at yours! A girl after my own heart ~ gardening ~ art ~ dog children!!!!Let's see ~ we are both in the same gardening zone (I'm in Conn.)~ time to go trim that wisteria vine!

Naturegirl said...

I adore the white lily is it Casablanca? I grow those as well others. Coneflower another favorite as it attracts the butterflys and how can we NOt love the clematis! I have posted my white ~Henry~ happy gardening weekend to you Ruth!Your garden is lovely. :)NG