wowser!!!... Muddy, looks like all that dirt in yer shoes and brown on your knees have paid off handsomely!!!... I'm in love with all of what you've shown!!!... but that chair is gonna come home with me if I get anywhere close!!!... and the sambucus... whew!!.. that's stunning!!!... your hosta looks a whole lot like my Blue Angel...flowers should tell the tale....if they're fragrant, it's not Angel!!... I don't recognise the white 'sweet smelling' critter.... whazzit?... sure pretty.... is what 'popped' the garden phlox?.. wow..wanna sniff that one fer sure!!.... you really been workin' at it, I can tell.... congrats, gal... it's all lovely....
"Gardening Keeps Me Growing!"
Posts: 26798 | Location: Near Charlotte, NC, zone 7 | Registered: Sep 18, 2002
This group of ladies are sooo special & probably the reason my yard is looking like this! All the encouragement over the years sure keeps ya trying to get results you want! Those large Stars of Persia came from Loretta (some might recall) when I first jumped on here. Just have a few in places that show them off & always greedy for more!!! The sweet fragrance is Valarian I believe from a plant exchange...someone really encouraged me to try it & the purple is a chinese lilac (many years in that spot now!)
Well hop in your car & come to see me! Jvelo did!Don't bring any bears with you...just Love bug! You can't even imagine how happy this garden has made me this year & its only end of May! If you work hard at it year after year~~~~ eventually it starts to live up to your dreams!
I wish I WAS there to see your garden now! I only saw you after dark and early in the year.... VERY impressive! I've seen the white elderberry blooming in some of the damp areas on the roadside but yours is prettier! What is that sweet smelling flower? I think it's the same one I have growing up through my dogwood. Something wild I guess? It does smell nice, though.
Posts: 3200 | Location: Putnam County, NY z5 | Registered: Jun 30, 2004
Someone said its Valarian? Scent fills the air for sure. Anything we ever planted had to be put in an amended soil. Our home was built on hard rock clay. I remember crying when we tried to break ground for the first bed & really never thought I'd have a garden & have worked very hard for it. No landscapers coming here to do the work.
Muddyshoes, how old is your black lace? I have one about 3 years old, but it hasn't bloomed yet. And, do you sometimes lose leaves, by wilting? Sometimes I have a whole branch that wilts...I just cut it off. Will it grow leaves again, if I don't cut it off, do you know?
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Posts: 170 | Location: MI Z5 | Registered: May 07, 2011
Beautiful gardens, Muddy! Yours is what I strive for, but will have to wait a few years as it is still a blank slate. I too appreciate all of the great advice and encouragement received here. Thanks, everyone!
Posts: 810 | Location: PA zone 6 | Registered: Mar 12, 2006
Cynthia~ Funny you should mention the wilting. I have noticed that a few times (!!)& wondered if it was the squirrels? The new growth is rather weak & thought maybe as they raced thru the branches they were doing that!? It could be from a strong hose spray ? I have no idea. Mine didn't bloom for a couple years but paid more attention to feeding it early in Spring & even gave it some alfalfa tea so that did help or perhaps it just needed to mature? No fragrance with the Lace tho. Still love the pale pink delicate blooms. I got mine at an arts & craft show years ago in a coffee can! LOL ($12)
What a beautiful garden! I so enjoy looking at the garden pics. My DM called the fragrant lacy flower...kiss me over the garden gate but not sure if that's right. I have some in my garden that originally came from my grandfather's garden.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
Posts: 626 | Location: Rochester, NY | Registered: Mar 16, 2003