bloomin’ tuesday ~ after a little rain

I went out to take pictures and got rained out. We had a short downpour and after things cleared up, I went back out. So here are some pics from the garden today.

The hosta ‘Samuria’ will be blooming soon.

hosta 'Samurai'



The astilbe is blooming next to the garage, along with the pretty ‘Neon Flash’ spirea.



‘Bitsy’ is blooming on the east side of the house.


In the fenced garden, the hollyhocks are just opening.




These beautiful lilies are on the north side of the fenced garden.



I don’t know what this shrub / small tree is, but it grows in the fence row behind the wood chip pile.

The catalpa is also blooming along the fence row.


I love the tight little buds on this elderberry bush, growing along the edge of the woods at the back of the yard.


Just north of the mulberry, we have a few Louisiana and Japanese iris. This Louisiana, called ‘Black Gamecock,’ looks like deep black/purple velvet.

Louisiana iris 'Black Gamecock'

I have a lot of shots from the front yard, too, but I think I’ll save them for tomorrow. Don’t want to wear you out walking the yard. 🙂

You can see more gardens and lovely blossoms at Jean’s Bloomin’ Tuesdays. Check it out!


One Comment

  1. Posted June 3, 2009 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    What lovely pictures! The color of the iris is amazing! They certainly do look like velvet. The old rail fence is a perfect addition to your pictures. Love it! Your yard must look amazing! Thanks for the tour. Jean

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