Saturday, June 20, 2009

Last Iris

These were the last of the irises. The last two of which bloomed for the first time after being purchased from a box store two falls ago.

Bearded Iris 'Going My Way'

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dianthus barbatus Tuxedo Black

This plant is in full bloom and I have to say I am impressed by the deep red/black color of the flowers. These were started from seed last year. I will have to try and collect more seed. I wonder if one pinches it during early spring if it will branch more and produce even more flowers. Something to consider doing next year.
Here is the description:
A Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) with profuse, fragrant blooms of nearly pure black over a long season.
  • Category: Perennials, Seeds
  • Hardiness zones: 3 to 9
  • Habit: Mound-shaped
  • Height: 16 in - 24 in
  • Width: 10 in - 12 in
  • Bloom season: Summer
  • Bloom color: Light Black

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Here is a columbine that was started from seed last year. These are absolutely huge. They were worth waiting a year.

Friday, June 12, 2009


The cherry tree is full! Thorny Guy needs to put a net over it before the birds find them.
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