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, May 25, 2011

Garden Ninebark Hosta JM Viburnum Salvia Echinacea Rose Blooms

The rainy weather seems to want to stay this year. We've had very few clear days, but I managed to get out and get a few photos today. The water has helped but yet it's not been great without sun to help in the growing season.
The Japanese Maple and Hosta Garden

More Hosta, Hydrangea TarDiva and Peony
with a couple buds.

Ninebark Diablo and Center Glow and Salvia May Night
and you can just barely see a Yorkshire Terrier  here.

Another Ninebark Diablo in full bloom here, drooping some from the storms.

Viburnum Autumn Jazz starting to flower.

Double Knockout Roses. I pruned back hard this year on them and then moved them a week or so ago. The one on left is actually blooming, the one on right not looking so good but I have hopes for it.

Salvia Sensation Pink. This is such a pretty one.

The weirdest thing is the fact that I already have a couple of buds on my Echinaceas. Haven't had this as early before. In the background you can see the Yarrow with it's flower head buds. Still hoping this rainy season is almost over and that we don't go straight into drought as we did last year.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gardens Ninebark Salvia Iris Weigela

Spring weather sure isn't giving us much of a break here, but this is a few things I have in bloom right now. It's been hard not being able to spend much time outside yet. Seems like the only thing I get to do so far is mowing way more than I would like.

Salvia May Night with the shrub Ninebark Center Glow behind it. Love having the Salvia blooming.

Iris Alcazar and Iris Cemetery on the white one.

Not sure of the name, need to get it ID'd.

Not sure of the ID either.

Ninebark Diablo with buds just starting to open. Love these.

Weigela Dark Horse. Small shrub that fits with the perennials, and I love it.

Although I need very little to fill in my yard now, I find it interesting that they are getting very little in yet for the summer season. I think maybe because they haven't sold much this season here because no one can get out and plant anything. Maybe I'll luck out with some good deals. Oh wait a minute, I don't need anything. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Gardens Hostas Japanese Maple Fireglow Peony

It's so nice when we have a sunny day here, the rain has been almost continuous. Still suppose to get plenty more this week so thought I would grab a few photos. Even though we are behind a little in growing, it's so nice to see everything coming up.
Unfortunately they make the photos too small to show for a bigger area. This is my dwarf Japanese Maple Fireglow, and a lot of my Hostas starting up along with the Pinus Sylvestris Glauca Nana on standard and a few Heuchera and a couple Mums. Really anxious to see this area maturing out this summer.

This is the Coneflowers & Daisys growing well, but not blooming yet of course. Peony and a couple of Dark Horse Weigelas on the far side and some young Mums around the edges which you can't see yet because of their small size.
I moved this Peony tree last summer and it immediately went into drought last year after I did so. It did retain some of it's leaves so I had hoped it would do ok but the old stalk did not come back but some new ones started  from the root but obviously it isn't a tree anymore. There's a few blooms on it though and at this point I'll take them.