Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New clematis for Mother's Day

Here is my new clematis 'Durandii', a gift from Robby and Candace for Mother's Day.  This interestingly colored plant is short, 3-5 feet, and not a climber.  I read that it is often planted in an obelisk and I like that idea.  I am looking forward to see how this one likes my garden. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6- the week in the garden

The clematis are blooming.  I am still amazed that these grow here.  I undersand that the viticellas, like this one, and the texensis do best in hot climates.

I like this yellow nasturtium. This one has come up from seed and grown this large just in a month.

Nigella.  One of my self seeding spring annuals.  Love the seed pods.

Larkspur is another favorite self seeding spring annual. 

Geum Mrs. Bradshaw.  Love the color of this easy ever green perennial.