Fishtail Cottage Garden 5/11/15
It’s been so beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest! We’ve been blessed with sunshine for days and then rain and clouds for a few days – my kids would love to have the sunshine stay forever, but as a gardener, I know that each and every plant is thriving in weather like this. This week I have a few new blooming plants that have appeared in the landscape ~ my Bartzella Itoh Peony shrub has one bloom on it (so far)…I do see several other buds this year which is so exciting as it takes years for these to prolifically bloom! I’ve had this one for four years and this is the first year I will see multiple blooms!
Also this week, the rock rose situated between each of the Bradford Pear trees lining the other side of my fence has begun to bloom! These blooms look like paper to me!
One of my favorite views of the garden is the front walkway ~ on each side of the pathway are Polar Joy Rose Trees. My dad and I planted these together several years ago, and when they begin their bloom season the memory of our day together is extra special. He too is a huge gardener, someday I will share his garden landscape!
My Siberian Iris’s are looking fantastic this year, my Bearded Iris are showing more green than blooms, I’m wondering if it’s because we laid new dirt last fall and they are buried too deep? One of my favorites are the bearded iris in my gardens, so I am going to miss seeing them as prolific this year.
Columbine is showing all the pretty varieties and colors!
A couple new roses opened up this week. Variety names available upon request.
And lastly, this week is the much anticipated blooms of these floxgloves. My daughter brought me seeds from her Washington DC trip last spring. They are strait out of Gorge Washington’s garden in Mt. Vernon. I love the idea that we are now part of an heirloom garden! We planted the seeds last year, but since they are biennial this year we are seeing blooms! So fun!