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May 20 Garden Walk

May20 CollageIt is that time of year….
my garden is starting to put on a show and we better catch it while we can.
Grab a sweater (it has been rather coolish the past few mornings) we are going to tour the garden!
blackirisBeing a drought year I will refrain from watering much,
so most of my glorious plants will not bloom as profusely as years past.

blackiris1 The plants will survive,
they just won’t perform with the limited water.

iriswhitepurpleMy Iris are providing most of the color for now..
as well as a lovely perfume.

grapeirisAnd as you can tell from the sparkling water droplets
we have been getting some much needed rain here in N. California.goldburgundyLast summer I shared with you how I separate and replant my iris
and though most would claim I did it at the wrong time of year…eliscethe results speak for themselves,
many of the rhizomes I dug up and replanted are blooming.yellow irisLike this vibrant yellow that I put next to my studio cottage porchwhitelavenderI really love the bi-colored ones with the frilly edges.
I have two that are very similar set next to each other.twocolorsThese are but a few of my iris, more are getting ready and have big fat buds just waiting to blossom.

side yardA quick shot of my side yard with Henny Penny prancing around trying to find some yummy bugs to eat.
On the lattice to the left you see a spot of bright red….nuterosethat is my Grandpa Nute rose…
last year it kept that lattice covered in luscious red blooms,
they even trailed along inside the porch rails to keep me company on the back deck.
warsawalong with his climbing buddy, Warsaw Nike clematis.zepherineThis year, Zepherine Drouhin is giving them a run for their money,
and I think she is winning.
She has made it to the porch eave and is loaded with happy pink roses.
William Baffin is on the next post and is catching up but we will share him when he is blooming a bit more.
One last parting photo, a gorgeous gal and I forget her name..fluffyclematisWyzinski or something clematis…I just love her fluffiness.
I hope you enjoyed our garden tour and I will be sure to come back with more.
Now time to get back to the studio.
More signs to get done.
Have a marvelous day!
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Liz @ Infuse With Liz

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

I did enjoy your garden tour! I have that same Zepherine Drouhin rose. It's just getting going though and not nearly as nice as yours. I love seeing the Iris in bloom. That's so charming that you have Henny Penny wandering around there too! I don't know what state you are in, but I saw news on some terrible trout conditions in Texas. I hope your plants will survive despite the dry conditions.

Pamela

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

This is the first year I really whacked back many of the canes and just tied up 3 to the porch post. I had seen it done at Monets home in Giverny. So it really did what I wanted it to and bloomed all the way up the porch post. We are in N. Calif and we are having a drought also. Forest fires are already a problem. I will attempt to use grey water to keep my water lovin' plants alive but the others are all drought tolerant and will do just fine.

Crochet with Linda Dawn

Monday 26th of May 2014

Hello Pamela, I arrived at your blog with the Link you left on Lauren's 'Off the Hook Monday' Linky Party. First let me say you have a lovely blog here, beautifully set out and I love the name you have chosen. Thank you for the tour around your garden, those Iris are wonderful and your climbers are a delight. I am doing a garden project myself with a small suburban back garden this year, it is still very much work in progress. I am plodding along with it at my own pace and enjoying my journey with growing things.

bye for now Linda x

Pamela

Monday 26th of May 2014

Welcome, Linda. I like a sedate pace with gardening. Even my weeding chores, I take just a 3 foot by 3 foot area at a time and focus on clearing it of weeds. I have a very small lot so not much space for a big garden but I cram as much as I can into it. I am putting in a much larger veggie garden this year and hope it keeps us neck deep in good eats for the summer!

Carole West

Sunday 25th of May 2014

Thanks for the garden Tour - always enjoy seeing what others are doing. How we put things together is a reflection of who we are. You're garden looks wonderful! Carole at GardenUp green

Pamela

Monday 26th of May 2014

My garden is certainly a hodge podge. I just toss things in willy nilly as I get to it and hope for the best. It can get a bit jungle like at times but I still enjoy it.

Linda Maratas

Friday 23rd of May 2014

Thank you for the tour Pamela. I love your choice of flowers and your choice of words to describe them. It is evident that they are like members of your family, or good friends whom you delight in. Thank you for shaing their beauty and the beauty of God's heart in you!

Blessings, Linda

Pamela

Monday 26th of May 2014

:) You are correct, I enjoy visiting with my floral family members each morning to greet any new arrivals promptly and make them feel most welcome. I love to share my garden walks and hope to post many more for everyone's enjoyment.

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