Thursday, June 20, 2013

shovel day

Can you believe this weather we're having? Well, I don't know how it is where you are, dear reader, but here in NC, it has been just incredibly nice.  Not oppressively hot.  I went out and gardened at noon today.  NOON! And not only did I not want to die, I didn't even think anything of it until I realized what time it was. I think the high was 81, we had a nice breeze, and I foolishly transplanted a couple shrubs that I've had in pots.  I don't know what I was thinking, but hopefully they will do ok.  I moved a Pee Gee Hydrangea to an area that is somewhat shaded, I hope it will get enough sun to get blooms.  May have made the wrong call there... And I moved a little Alberta Spruce, one of the first plants I ever bought, into the ground. right off the deck.   I think it will be a great place for it.  Oh and moved an Amaryllis that I had completely forgotten about all winter, and I'm reasonably sure I didn't even water it.  It started to bloom in my unheated garage, so I brought it up in February, and then moved it outside when the weather warms up.  I sure hope it likes where I put it, because I'd hate to kill anything tough enough to survive being neglected all winter. 
Here's what's blooming for me right now:

 First blooms ever! I thought I had written this down somewhere in the blog, but I can't find it. I thought this was a PDN purchase, but I can't find anything resembling it on their website.  Oh well.  Its a white calla lily! Tell all your friends!

Cherry Verbena, one of my favorites.  I need to buy more of this every year.

 This is another first time bloomer.  I don't love the color.  This was a discount bag o' bulbs from end of season clearance at Lowes.  I will give this plant credit for surviving 2-3 years now with me forgetfully digging it up when planting annuals.  Way to keep on fighting, pumpkin colored calla.

I thiiiiiink this is Nelly Moser Clematis.  It could be a Barbara Jackman.  I have two clematis planted by the deck.  Its one of those.  Lots of blooms on it this year!


  1. I'm also liking the fact that we are getting fairly regular rain! Hooray! Love the calla lilies, especially the yellow one. I have a similar one that I too bought at Lowe's this year (already growing in a pot).

    1. Thanks for visiting, Phillip. The yellow orange is growing on me, especially since I noticed in my wedding picture I have the same colors in my bouquet, but its not really working with the bed that well. But, I'll probably leave it since its had such a tough go of it.