Gardening information for zone 6 Ohio in neutral clay soil. The backbone of my gardens Hosta, Heather,
Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gardening with Yorkies Heuchera Sedum Mums

Gardening with Yorkies is always an adventure. They do love the outside and checking everything out. Pagan is the one that follows me around all morning when I go out for any possible photos and picking any weeds that sprouted up from the day before.

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My beautiful Yorkie Pagan showing her stuff off. She is such a busybody that it has been difficult catching her in a decent garden photo. Yorkies are very curious and always checking things out. Posing in front of a lot of different things, some no longer in bloom, but all grouped as part of my Cottage Garden. Have a Hydrangea Tar Diva in the background and burgundy Mums blooming on left and pink Mums blooming on the right.

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Sedum Matrona starting to bloom. I really like the red stems on these.

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One of my many Coral Bells. This one is Huechera Melting Fire with one of my Yorkie statues. Melting Fire is one of my favorites. It really holds it's burgundy color throughout the seasons and since this is on the SW corner of my house that is saying a lot for it. I love Heuchera, not just for the colors of foliage but a lot of them are evergreen here as this one is.

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This is it for the Lilies blooming this year. They actually bloomed a little later than the reds did, but appreciate the blooms. I had the Tiny Orange Sensation Asiatic Lily in pots and put them in the yard and they decided they liked it and went ahead and bloomed for me. I do have a few Daylilies that are reblooming. That is the only way to go now is the rebloomers other than have to have favorites.

Spent my day yesterday digging up all the Iris and dividing them. I hate dividing them. It's not only a lot of work, but too frequently you don't get blooms the following year. I'll hope for the best from them next year.

43 comments:

Vild-rosen said...

She looks cute and sweet your little Pagan.
The lillie at the bottom picture is gorgeous, like it´s colour.
Hugs
Susanne

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

It's not that much fun to divide them. I usually get lazy and give many of the divisions away so that I won't have to plant them! :-D

Hope that you get some rest. Your flowers are beautiful!

Aerie-el said...

Lovely flowers and your sweet pup posing in front of them!
I'm with you on dividing plants; probably why I have many that are in dire need of division! But this year is the year I tackle them. Maybe. I hope. Thank you, you've given me inspiration to get it done!

Malar said...

Very cute and adorable dog! How nice to have a dog around!
That's pretty lilies!

Orchid de dangau said...

Lovely garden and flowers. Gardening is more fun with Yorkies ;)

Carolina said...

Hi Cher!
I love your yorkies they are very playful.
They like to "help" to gardening, eh? XD
All are beautiful. Greetings.

darbycreekyorks said...

When Ivy was young, she used to dig holes for my rose bushes. (It was hard scraping up the dirt to put back though LOL) Pagan looks great in her outfit. The minute Carrie goes out, she wants back in. Isn't the weather great!

Sissy said...

FINALLY!
a photo of one of your gorgeous Yorkies on this blog!! Such a fabulous baby she is! So much work, dogs and gardens, aren't they?
but sooo worth it!
I love that lily, Cher, but I didn't see where you named it? I am looking for later blooming varities.

Melynda said...

All of these are beautiful! Thanks for offering the names, I will know what to ask for.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous!
Pagab is a doll!
*hugs*deb

mississippi artist said...

Your Pagan is adorable. Those lillies are beautiful. It has been so hot and dry that my reblooming daylilys have not rebloomed this year.

Diane said...

Morning Cher,

Pagan is the cutest! So nice to have a little gardening companion.

I love coral bells also. I never had much luck with them until this year and they have been blooming steadily since about June! I am assuming they needed a few years to get established, but I had no idea they had such a long blooming season.

I have a couple of sedums, but they look quite different from yours. Mine will be a few more weeks until they open. I hope you'll post another photo of yours when it's in 'full bloom'. I think our flowers will be quite similar. Mine will be covered in bees! Yours as well?

Have a great day,
Diane

Darla said...

Pagan is so cute although she looks like she could get in a little trouble from time to time. Love your Cottage Garden. Hope my Coral Bells look like yours one day.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

She is very cute. Hope your iris will bloom for you next year.

Ohio Outdoors said...

That area there really looks good Cher.
Ohio Outdoors

VW said...

Cute doggie! My kids are always begging for a dog or cat, but I tell them they have siblings instead, which are plenty of work for me :-) Good work on your iris, what a big job!

Lona said...

Love the Heuchera! But your Yorkie is stealing the show. Such a cutie.I love Yorkie's and wish I had one. Hope you are enjoying the little cooler temps.

Rose said...

I love all your plants - the flowers are so pretty! And your Yorkies are adorable. :-)

Mark and Gaz said...

Plants are lovely Cher, but Pagan steals the show, adorable!

HolleyGarden said...

I agree with Mark and Gaz. Your flowers are pretty, but Pagan is adorable! What a cute little outfit, too! And I also love your yorkie statue. Cute post!

scottweberpdx said...

OMG...your little Yorkie is so adorable! I have some Sedum 'Matrona' this year too and love it...those red stems really add a pop to the garden :-)

Mary said...

Your Yorkie is too too cute! Love the plants to. I wish I had more of a green thumb :) thanks for stopping by ;)

Fishtail Cottage said...

I must say ~ always love visiting your blog & seeing your little Yorkie greet me when i arrive! She is just too cute for words! thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's this week....it's funny to hear what the gardens are doing that is not "normal" this year. My lily's are almost ten feet tall - so wierd!?! oxox, tracie

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Cher,

Little Pagan is so sweet in her outfit!! What joy she must bring to you as a companion out in the garden... Your fall mums are blooming? Well I guess that means fall is on its way...
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,
Christine

Tina said...

Your little dog is so cute and you have him also stoned :) LG Tina

Lydia said...

Loved your photos and your adorable yorkie! Thank you for following me, I am following you back!

Geli said...

Hi Cher, your flowers are so wonderful, so much color, so many ways, here it very much ... I really wishes you a nice weekend the Geli

Dimple said...

Hi, thanks for the visit!
Your garden looks very nice, it shows that you care for it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Cher
I hear you about the irises - got rid of mine except a clump of variegated.
I like your cute little Yorkie and the sweet statue too.
Judith

Denise said...

She is adorable and I do love your garden. Thanks for sharing with Today's Flowers.

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, Pagan is adorable. Your yard looks beautiful with all the different blooms.

chubskulit said...

Your lily is beautiful!

My share of fowers, have a nice weekend.

Nayana said...

lil is so beautiful..thanks for stopping by my blog. would love to know more @ur garden...following you too.

GirlSprout said...

Cher, Pagan is a cutie. Your garden looks so well tended. Just got some ground cover sedum planted this week.

One said...

Pagan is a darling. I don't think she eats weeds and raw vegetables like my dogs. Mine really get in the way whenever I attempt to weed.

Ciccia said...

The only flowers I know are roses and canations...thanks to you I'm learning about flowers I never knew existed! Your Yorkie is adorable!!!

Autumn Belle said...

Papan is such a cutie pie. I'm sure she can cheer you up while you are dividing the irises.

iheartbees said...

Your Yorkie is adorable. It kinda took attention away from the garden and stole the show.

E said...

Love the yorkie :)

Can't believe it is time to divide!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Pagen is gorgeous!

I have my first Yorkie - a little boy named Neko Pierre. He's almost a year old and so mischievous. I know if I can't see him - then he's up to something ;-) Even so, he's a little sweetie - very loving and sweet. I tried putting his bangs up in a little top knot but he didn't want any part of it - so it's off to the groomers we go - on Monday. I can't wait to see him all prettied up.

Thanks so much for joining the Tuesday Train!!

greggo said...

Really like the Heuchera. Don't know if I could plant in full sun however..not..

ANGEL said...

cute little darling pagan :) happy gardening!
~ANGEL~

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Pretty pretty Pagen! It is starting to look a bit like fall, isn't it?