Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Mixed Border

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The far side of the walkway to our deck is bloom nicely this week.  It is a mix of things from our garden club sale last year and divisions from around the garden.  I have been expanding this bed, but it has too much drainage and even the mulch washes badly down the hill.  But it is in full sun, and now in its second year it is starting to look like a garden.  Here are some of the plants blooming there….
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Nelly Moser Columbine…
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Chives….
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Dark Pink and White Columbine…
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Goldflame Honeysuckle…
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And last but not least I have some Geums that are blooming happily.  These are so tiny they can easily get lost in my thick plantings.  But they are stunning in bloom each Spring.
There are several more things in this area. Next to bloom is Blue Baptisma, Husker Red Penstemon, Basil and various irises.

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I garden in Southwestern Indiana, Zone 6b. Garden tours are available during season. I also lecture and freelance write for gardening sites. If you are interested in my content, please email me for more information.
If you are in my area I have reblooming and hybrid irises and daylilies for sale during early fall. I also have select heirloom seeds for sale or trade.



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9 comments:

  1. Hi Brooke. so lovely to find a post full of blooms on my reading list this Sunday morn. I adore roses, columbines and irises. I have been following your blog for some time but have not stopped by for a while. I have done a few post on gardens that I have visited but will post more on my own as I redo it. We are in the midst of autumn here and yesterday i had a fun day at A rare plant sale!

    Great pics Brookes.

    Have a happy Sunday.

    Veronica

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  2. Hi Veronica, yes I remember you! Nice to hear from you again! Oh cool, I love plant sales. So many of my things have come from other local gardeners. And a rare plant sale sounds even better. We have had some very unusual weather here in the Midwest part of the States. Things are blooming about 4 weeks or more ahead of time. It makes me happy, yet a bit worried what our hot humid season will be like. Thanks so much for stopping by, do I belong to your site? I will click on your picture to make sure I do!

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  3. I love the birds singing on your blog ... sometimes when I visit I leave your blog open on my browser so I can have your garden singing in my office!

    Happy Spring Brooke!

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  4. Looks like Spring is well under way in your neck of the woods! Some very pretty things blooming. I love Columbines, mine did exceptionally well this year and have bloomed for a long time.

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    1. I love columbines as well, I cannot seem to pass them up. Mine have just started blooming and several I am hoping to collect seed for to move to new areas for more!

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  5. All of your blooms are beautiful. I am especially drawn to your columbine...gorgeous!

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Wonderful to hear from you and taking the time to visit. Come back soon and let me know how I can visit you online as well. I love to meet new gardeners!

Here is the finalized list of all the stops on the Christmas in the Country Tour 2014 here at Creative Country Mom's.

Featured Home Tours - Panoply, Aiken House and Garden,


Featured Home Tours - A Delightsome Life, Shabby Art Boutique,


DAY THREE - DECEMBER 2ND

Featured Home Tours - Nancherrow and

Sweet Tea and Saving Grace


DAY FOUR - DECEMBER 3RD

Featured Home Tours - Meadow Lake Road, Designer's Sweet Spot,

Bohemian Juncktion and White Lace Cottage


DAY FIVE - DECEMBER 4TH

Featured Home Tours - Momcrieff and

Somewhat Quirky Designs


DAY SIX - DECEMBER 5TH

Featured Home Tours - Shabby FuFu, What Meegan Makes,

I Am A Homemaker and Major Huff Takes A Wife


DAY SEVEN - DECEMBER 8TH

Featured Home Tours - Lilacs and Longhorns,

Garden Matter and Southern Seazons


DAY EIGHT - DECEMBER 9TH

Featured Home Tours - Atta Girl Says, Our Southern Home

For What It's Worth and Designthusiasm


DAY NINE - DECEMBER 10TH

Featured Home Tours - Chatfield Court

and Holidays At The Harris Home


DAY TEN - DECEMBER 11TH
Featured Home Tours - Dwellings - The Heart of the Home,
DIY 180, Domicile 37 and Little Red Brick House

DAY ELEVEN - DECEMBER 12TH

Featured Home Tours - Dandelion Patina,

Real Inspired and Sweet Melanie


I wish to thank all of the bloggers that participated and all the ones whom shared their links at the party. I so enjoyed every day of the tour and all the wonderful homes all decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas to everyone! xxx....Brooke