Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just in Time

Today I had a little block of time to work in the garden--uninterrupted. Bliss! The agenda consisted of playing musical plants with several contenders. Try not to get confused [like I am]. First an Erysimum needed to go beside my Buddleia so it could get more sun. Then a Phlox where the Erysimum was. A Daylily and a Verbascum were moved to make way for a Spirea that wasn't getting enough sun and had mildew all over it. Ick. A hosta went where the Spirea was. And after I did all this, guess what. It started raining. Pouring! I couldn't have planned it better if I'd tried.

Here are a few random photos.

 Foxglove with pollinator

 Hosta 'Great Expectations' and native Sword Fern


 Sedum 'October Daphne'





 Darmera peltata is the large-leaf plant on the left. 

I attended a garden tour this past Saturday and will be posting photos soon!

25 comments:

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Love this peek dear Grace. I really like how your pots pick up the pink color and bring it to the forefront.

Glad I am not the only crazed gardener who plants and then digs up and moves, again and again. A gardener gotta do what a gardener gotta do.

Joys,

Sharon

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I want your yard, Grace! Those gardens you visited must have been pretty awesome in order for you to say, "uh" about yours. I look forward to seeing the photos.

Alison said...

Oh, really looking forward to your garden tour photos! I've played musical plants like that before too, it's always a challenge figuring out what order to move things in.

Glad you got it done before the rain came.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

This week I finally got a chance to play musical plants. Fun to me and it's free too! Glad you were able to get all your gardening done before the rain started. That'll get them nice and watered in. I liked seeing a picture of your Darmera, it's such a cool plant. Your garden looks pretty as usual!

bakingbarb said...

Lovelovelove the Foxglove, really like that sedum too.
Your gardens are beautiful, you've put a lot of thought into them and it shows.

Kathleen said...

I love uninterrupted hours in the garden Grace! Lucky you. I hope all the moves will be successful.
Your garden views never cease to amaze me. I marvel at everything you've created and how many plants you have packed into your gardening space. I've only seen Darmera in catalogs. It looks like its happy there. The sedum is also pretty incredible. I would have to mail order to find these gems. What kind of tree is that in the fourth photo from the bottom? It's got an interesting configuration. One more question ~ does that beautifully shaped JM stay in the container? If so, I have hope!
Hope you get more gardening time soon too. :-)

Darla said...

Grace, musical plants? You are truly an exterior decorater. I so wish I had your eye for grouping containers with in ground plants....just gorgeous.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Grace,

I am aready thinking of what I am going to move for next year. Your garden looks so lush and colorful.

Eileen

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ah yes, plant dominoes, I know that well. Move this one, then put that one there, oh now we have run out of spots for this other one.

Love the colors in your garden.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Grace girl I laughed when I read about how you just got things done and it started to pour because I just went through the same thing .. only I had a longer list that didn't get done today .. hope to get more done tomorrow ! I updated your link (boy, I wondered if it was me ? but it was YOU! hahaha .. phew!!) .. and anything really girlie pink in my garden reminds me of you wink wink .. even though I love girlie pink too : )

CanadianGardenJoy said...

P.S. ... I was doing the same to some poor plants that are fed up with me doing that .. I can actually hear them scream when they see me coming?
LOL

kimmie said...

Your garden looks amazing! I noticed your cement leaves too. I had one but it cracked into pieces one winter. We did have a nice weekend though didn't we!?! And now the rain can water in everything that got moved around :)

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Wife, Mother, Gardener said...

Wonderful garden! I enjoyed getting a look around to see what is in bloom now.

Love that sedum... Hosta 'GE' is one of my favorites... and you have introduced me to Darmera peltata. Wonderful post! Thank you!!

And thank you also for all of your visits and kind comments on WMG! Hope you are enjoying June!

Julie

Kathleen said...

Hi again Grace! I just wanted to thank you for answering my questions. I might have to try a JM now (in a container). I could not cut that pear tree down either. It looks too cool!
Hope you're having another great day in the garden...

meemsnyc said...

Wow Grace, your garden is just spectacular!!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Your Sedum looks like a Eucalyptus! Love all the lush greenery and color in your garden.
I didn't tell you....I killed the Tiger Eyes, it was happy in its first place, but I thought it needed more sun. Well, moving it was wrong. It died. I have another on order from the nursery, will put it where the other was at first.

scottweberpdx said...

Grace, your garden is just so, well, graceful! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a habit of moving things around! Love, love, love the Darmera...wish I had room for one...does yours get good fall color? I'm definitely looking for that Sedum...can't believe I've never heard of it before!

Zoey said...

Beautiful garden! Everything looks so lush.

Aerie-el said...

Everything looks gorgeous there in your gardens! Its so nice that the weather is (mostly) cooperating, although at times it does feel like 'June-uary'!

Julia@PolkaDotGaloshes said...

Oh if I could I would wiggle my nose, make a wish and have your garden ;) It is one of the most beautiful out here in the bloggosphere! Your plant combinations are wonderful, everything complements each other so well, just GORGEOUS!! OK, I'm gushing a bit now, but gush worthy it is! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog last week while I was on Vacation, its been great to finally catch up with your blog...cheers Julia

The Garden Ms. S said...

Love the hostas - they get huge in your zone! What fun rearranging is. I say it is not 'changing our minds' it's 'making the garden evolve'. Right? ;)

Heather said...

Your garden looks so lush Grace - so beautiful and you should be proud of your efforts!

linniew said...

Grace I SEE those little Twinflower plants BLOOMING in that last image. I adore them and have struggled to grow them in my garden. Yours look terrific, well done!

Kelly (The Sorry Gardener) said...

So true that you can never move just one plant. I like your ladder to nowhere.

jeansgarden said...

Grace, Don't you just love it when you finish planting and it starts to rain? So cooperative of Mother Nature! Every year my garden notes include many directions for musical plants moves like these that need to be carried out the following spring. I find it very satisfying to get a plant that I like but that is unhappy moved to a place where it can grow to be a plant I love. -Jean