Sunday, May 29, 2011

Is It Almost June?

Despite the increasingly pervasive chill in the air, my plants seem impervious and happy. I could learn a thing or two from them, couldn't I? 


The Jupiter's Beard is beginning to bloom. 

 Clematis 'Multi-Blue' is putting on a nice show. 

 Clematis 'Nellie Moser' is putting out her first blooms. 

 Clemmy 'Josephine' looks mighty fine. 

I'm doing a cheer for Erysimum 'Constant Cheer.' 

Silene has a sunny disposition.

Silene and Allium make a nice duo. 

 Astrantia and Anthriscus, also a handsome duo, if I do say so myself. 


20 comments:

MulchMaid said...

Thank you for that dose of gratitude, Grace! As I shiver my way through garden chores, I am surprised at all the plants that refuse to be put off their seasonal plans by our wet cool spring. We could all take a lesson!

Kathleen said...

You are so right Grace ~ we could learn a thing or two from our gardens. That chill extends here too and I'm trying really hard not to complain but I seriously just want some heat!
Your garden looks scrumptious tho so it really mustn't mind. I love that last duo. I noticed buds on my astrantia ~ now I'm going to go check them!
Thank you for your nice message about the new blog address. I won't lose you now!

HeatherF1 said...

Well, the deer have nibbled on my Jupiter's Beard, so it certainly doesn't look like yours, and none of my clematis are blooming yet. I think in two weeks it could really be looking good, but not a lot is happening here right now. NOw if we could get the sun to cooperate...

tina said...

I think we all could. The plants sure a beautiful. Wow on the Jupiter's beard. I tried to identify it with a picture on FB and it was a toughie for most of the people who viewed the picture. Catherine finally identified it for me.

Jenni@ RainyDayGardener said...

Excellent point Grace, despite the cool temps and abundance of rain, the plants are fairing well, a little late, but blooming nonetheless. I really really really like the clematis 'multi blue' what a stunner! And hey, it looks like you snapped some pics in the sunshine..woohoo!

Sissy said...

I adore that first photo, the Jupiter's Beard with the silvery Clematis in the background! Such a lovely garden, it's my first time visiting!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

We had some dry cloudy days where it hit 60 and no rain. It really doesn't seem to phase the flowers. Your Clematises are so pretty! Several of mine are close to blooming. Your Jupiter's Beard is really pretty and so full of flowers!

HolleyGarden said...

They look happy indeed! I would have never known they had a trying spring!

linniew said...

Your clematis are ahead of mine--so pretty. My gardens are all sort of cowering in the cold. And now, tonight, the thunder is followed by a bit of downpouring rain, again!

Darla said...

Beautiful Grace....I really like the Silene and hope my Jupiter's beard looks like yours one day.

Kim and Victoria said...

With the lack of warm weather it is so nice to see the plants still doing their stuff. Nice pics. One of these days we'll catch up with you.

Diana said...

Grace, our gardens seem to love the rain except for the tree peonies that went bust with the downpour; what were once spaces have now filled in. Your garden is way ahead with Nelly Moser, but I do have one white clematis blooming and 'the President' just opened. Love that Astrantia and Anthriscus combo...

kimmie said...

beautiful shots! Silene is especially pretty! I love making the rounds and finding out new plants I had never heard of!

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bakingbarb said...

Beautiful flowers. I love coming here to see what you have flowering, which is way more then my PNW garden.

ricki 'sprig to twig' said...

Things are pinking up beautifully in your garden.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Grace,
Yes, the blooms are doing their thing whatever the temps are. You have a nice assortment there, some I'm familiar with, like the Jupiter's Beard, and others not. I looked up the silene to see if it was catchfly. I had a volunteer white one for a few years, then it didn't come back after a winter. That pink sure is pretty!

We are now entering summer from what feels like a couple weeks of spring. The highs are in the 80s this week. I'll need to be getting the lettuce harvested before it gets bitter.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Grace,

I am so excited looking at all that pink, love it! Somehow, I seemed to have morphed into purple this year. Purple is not one of my favorite colors, but I kept adding it to containers and the garden. But, I love pink!

Eileen

The Garden Ms. S said...

Hi Grace, I love your Josephine. What a cutie! Isn't it just a great time of year. :)

jeansgarden said...

Your garden is looking lovely, as always, Grace. Mine is just starting to open its first blooms -- but I have lots of budding promises of beauties to come. -Jean

Aerie-el said...

Wow, there really are colors besides black, white, gray, and green here in the PNW! Gorgeous!