Category Archives: perennial

Magpie’s New Home

When I moved, I brought a bunch of my favorite plants with me from the old garden. My Black Columbine (aka Magpie- Aquilegia vulgaris) is growing happily in it’s new flower bed.


Pink Poppy

One of my Oriental Poppies that I planted last year bloomed yesterday, but I wasn’t expecting pink. The label said it was red. That’s okay, I’m not upset. It’s still very pretty 🙂

Haircut Victim Recovering


Over the winter the deer decided they liked my variegated pink and green sedum I had growing in a little clay pot on my front porch. They ate it completely level with the dirt and were rolling it around trying to finish it off.
I stashed it away, between some bigger pots of dormant hostas by my back door to save it.
Well it lived, and thanks to it’s haircut, it’s growing quite vigorously.

Everything’s Coming Up Flowers

Annabell Hydrangea ~ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’

 Summer’s in full swing now and so is the garden…
So here’s a few more blooms for you to enjoy.
Happy Summer!

Marigolds (Tagetes sp.)

False Sunflower, Heliopsis

Spider Web Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideu) go here for post with this plant

Munstead Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Blanket Flower, Gaillardia ‘Arizona Sun’

Joe Pye Weed, Eupatorium purpureum ~ pre-bloom