around the garden ~ bloomin’ tuesday

The plants on this side of the house (peony, geranium and hosta) have made a pretty picture all spring.

pink and green

Out of more than twenty redbud trees in our garden, this is the only one with seed pods this pinky red color.

redbud seed pods

All the redbud trees are Eastern Redbuds except one, which is a ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud. The leaves are a beautiful red color.

'Forest Pansy' redbud

Under the mulberry tree is a small bench, a quiet place to sit and enjoy the hosta beds.

bench under the mulberry

‘Super Nova’ is nearby and is looking pretty good.

hosta 'Super Nova'

Gold sedum makes a pretty ground cover in the fenced garden.

birdbath in the fenced garden

One of my favorite Siberian irises is ‘Gull’s Wing.’ It’s a bright white and has just started to bloom.

iris 'Gull's Wing'

Another current bloomer is the pink rose, which came from DH’s family farm. It blooms for several weeks and smells wonderful! We don’t know the name. It belonged to his grandmother, if not even farther back in the family.

old roses

The kitties are part of the garden, too. Zilli keeps a close eye on the bird house…just in case…

Zilli waits for lunch

And Zak finds a drink in the bird bath…

a drink for Zak

Iris season is basically over. There are a few blooming here and there. The old fashioned yellows are still blooming! They begin early and hang on until the end. Great fill in the beds. But even they will be done soon. Then we’ll move into daylily season…I’m eager to see them bloom!

front yard

Visit more gardens at Bloomin’ Tuesday. Enjoy!



  1. Posted May 26, 2009 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Everything looks great! The first picture is wonderful! I love the color combinations, perfect! Your garden area is huge! That must keep you plenty busy. Still no Mr L! Jean

  2. Posted May 27, 2009 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Wow your garden looks amazing Rhonda. I love the bench in the Hosta Bed, that looks like a cool place to sit on a hot day. 🙂

  3. Posted May 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful gardens. I love the side garden combination and the pink roses. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Posted June 3, 2009 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Your cats look very content.
    I can’t even believe you have all this in your garden.
    Now that I’ve opened the bake shoppe, I have even less time for yard work.
    I am planning on fixing up my peonies soon. I’ll have to post pictures just for you!!
    Everything looks beautiful.

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