Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – July 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – July 2011

Very busy here, so I didn’t have the time to get out yesterday and take pictures of the garden, but here are some photos from earlier this week, and a few from some of our projects. Enjoy!

 

Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache'
Helenium 'Mardi Gras'
Coreopsis 'Full Moon'
Hemerocallis 'Ruffled Apricots'
Hemerocallis 'Caprician Fiesta'
Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'
Echinacea cvs.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'
Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Bird'
Astilbe 'Visions in Pink'

 

Please be sure to stop by May Dreams Gardens, to what’s blooming in Carol’s garden and in many other gardens around the world!

 

Happy gardening!

Bloom Day for October!

Bloom Day for October!

It’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom day again, the creation of Carol over at May Dreams Gardens. The days are growing shorter and the blossoms fewer this time of year, but there still is beauty in the garden. I hope you enjoy these pictures from our little corner of the world!

Rremember to click on any image to see it up close and personal.

Bluestem Goldenrod (Solidago caesia) on the edge of the woods

 

Geranium 'Rozanne' still blooming
The happy faces of Helianthus!
Not sure why this Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) is still blooming, but I like it!
Miscanthus 'Gracillimus'
Miscanthus 'Silberfeder'
Panicum 'Northwind'
This Echinacea 'Red Knee High' is a little beat up, but still beautiful!
An accidental combo, this Heuchera and Helianthus duo is wonderful!
This honeybee is still working the pollen!
Eupatorium 'Chocolate' is awesome on so many levels!

 

And for the pièce de ré·sis·tance!

 

The fall color of Geranium wlassovianum is amazing!

 

I hope you are still finding some things to ooh and aah over in your garden before we turn the corner and head straight into winter. Hopefully we’ll have one more Bloom Day Post before then!

All the best!

 

Scott

 

http://www.blueheronlandscapes.com

 

 

Bloom Day for September!

Bloom Day for September!

September 15th already! The leaves are starting to turn here and there’s a chill in the air. It’s all a little early for us, and I’m afraid the drought we’ve been experiencing is going to dull the autumn color. But fear not, for it’s Bloom Day, and there are many beautiful things to see in the meadow and the nursery. So without further ado, may I present the floral faces from my garden!

Remember to click on the photos for a closer look!

A few escapees from the bird feeder have germinated and are blossoming!
Alliums, the only survivor in the veggie garden
The Boltonia is just hitting it's stride!
My favorite Aster 'Alma Poetschke'
Pink Turtleheads look great against the Aster in the background!
Helenium 'Mardi Gras'
Coreopsis 'Full Moon'
Vernonia, one of the great natives of our area!
Lobelia is still blooming along!
Sedum 'Matrona'
Panicum 'Northwind" backlit by the setting sun!
Campanula 'White Clips'
Not a blossom, but Blue Princess Holly is dazzling!
Rudbeckia 'Henry Eilers'
White Turtleheads
The block of Boltonia backs up to our meadow... Wow!
Even those areas that have gotten away from us, are making their case!

Please stop by May Dreams Gardens now, to visit many other bloggers gardens!

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July 2010!

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July 2010!

Time once again for Bloom day, and that means a trip outside with the camera, and a look at some wonderfully cheerful blossoms. Enjoy!

Ruffled Apricot daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Ruffled Apricot’) is an impressive re-bloomer, and it’s fragrant!

Prairie Coneflower (Ratibita pinnata) is an elegant native, frequently visited by our pollinators.

Mardi Gras Helen’s flower (Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’) Is a favorite of mine since first using it several years ago. Its blossoms are a blend of yellow, orange and red.

Floristan White Gayfeather (Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’) sports a very pretty white spike atop very attractive foliage.

My favorite of all the new Echinacea introductions, is Red Knee High (Echinacea purpurea ‘Red Knee High’). Its compact habit and deep magenta blossoms make it a welcome addition in our garden!

Another new and welcome introduction, is Katherine Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Katherine’). Highly resistant to powdery mildew, long blooming and a beautiful lavender blossom with a white eye. We will be enjoying this one for years to come!

Thunder and Lightning Knautia (Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning) is an amazing color combo. Deep magenta pin cushions over green and cream variegated foliage. WOW!

Deep red with a yellow throat, Chicago Apache daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’) is visible from all over the yard!

Don’t stop now, head on over to May Dreams Gardens and see what other Garden Bloggers are raving about, but before you do, please leave a comment!

See you in the garden,

Scott

www.blueheronlandscapes.com

Bloom Day for May 2010!

Bloom Day for May 2010!

We have a few friends showing their faces this fine May morning, some in the ground and some in containers. I hope you enjoy these beauties as much as we, and when your done here remember to stop by May Dreams Gardens to see many more bloggers fine blooms!

Rhododendron carolinianum
Brunnera
Clematis 'Pink Flamingo'
Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
Dicentra 'Aurora'
Euphorbia 'Bonfire'
Strawberries!
Chives
Pansies
Iris sibirica

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Scott

http://www.blueheronlandscapes.com

Bloom Day for April 15, 2010 – Tax Day!

Bloom Day for April 15, 2010 – Tax Day!

It’s Tax Day, and for most, a day of dread. What better way to brighten up one’s spirits, then with a Bloom Day post. It’s been a few months since we have been able to participate, but the snows have long since melted, the temperatures are climbing, and some welcome faces are starting to show themselves once again. Come and see what blooming at our house, and I hope it brightens your Tax Day!

Now please stop over at May Dreams Gardens To see what’s blooming there and in the many other Bloom Day bloggers gardens!

Have a great Tax Day!

Scott

http://www.blueheronlandscapes.com