WILD GARDEN IN BLOOM – Marilyn Armstrong

Our wild garden is blooming! It’s crazy growth time in the valley. Slow getting started, everything is over the top and I think we are going to have a massive display of roses and lilies this year.

Catalpa in bloom

Owen trying to tame the backyard

Owen making the backyard almost respectable

Roses

Even more roses

Daylilies

Wild garden

A week ago, there wasn’t a single bud on any of the rosebushes. By Friday, it was covered in buds … both the pink and the red bushes. Two days later, the roses are in full bloom, but there are thousands of buds still on the bushes. I guess that deep pruning was a good idea after all!

It’s harder to see the pink roses because they are in the back of the garden.

Spiderwort

Welcome to the wild place

The lilies have started to bloom and the catalpa is flowering. Catalpa grows like a weed here. I love it when it blooms, but it drops seeds everywhere and cutting them down to get them away from the well and pipes is a thing.

More catalpa

Also, we have had a massive attack of sassafras trees. All of them rooted since winter and are now taller than me. We are going to have to get out the chainsaw and hack them down.

Lily and a few roses

One sassafras tree is lovely. Two dozen is a bit much.

So these are pictures of our day. I already showed off the fourth orchid. This is the rest of the grounds. We’ll have a wild month of July, then everything will die back. Once the lilies are gone, it will look like a giant brown bed of weeds, but for one month, the garden is magic.

FLOWER OF THE DAY


Categories: Flowers, Gardens, Photography

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13 replies

  1. Totally in love with your yard! So, so gorgeous. The combo rain and sun creates such beauty.

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  2. Everything is looking lush and beautiful. We’d be in the garden today but it’s a scorcher out there.
    Leslie

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  3. I planted a bunch of wild flower seeds one year. And the first year it was wonderful.
    Next year it was a bunch of weeds. ??? Noticed that same thing when other people did it too.

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    • I suspect it depends on whether those wildflowers were perennials or annuals. A lot of wildflowers spread by birds eating the seeds and dropping them somewhere else. Maybe there weren’t enough birds … or the winter was too cold and killed them. That’s what happened here to all my “fancy” flowers.

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  4. Same here. Everything has gone bananas! 🙂 🙂

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  5. It is a good summer for flowers this year, even the slugs have now disappeared. Juist Hard work in watering the garden.

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