Our Snow Drops are in full bloom in our backyard right now! Here are some photos of how they look.
Here is a mural of Morning Glory flowers I painted on the side of our shed in the backyard. I love how it came out! The blue is so vibrant against the green background.
A Swallowtail Caterpillar makes breakfast out of the parsley seedlings still in cell packs in the backyard. It’s worth the sacrifice to get a Swallowtail butterfly!!
Here is what’s currently growing around the yard, all of the colors are so wonderful. The first photo is all the plants that we bought to transfer into the ground. I love the orange lilies, the way they hang and the speckling on the petals is so interesting. We also have coleus growing inside of an old water fountain towards the back of the house.
Here are some of the plants that are currently growing around the yard. All of the colors are so beautiful and vibrant. I love how the hanging plants colors all mix together. Look at how large the hosta in the front plant pot grew! The red daisies against the lush green of the leaves is a sight to see. There are many seedlings also growing in the greenhouse. I can’t wait to plant them all!
Spring is in full effect around the yard, here is some photos of what is growing around the yard! Flowers include Daffodils (both white and yellow), our beautiful Callory Pear Tree, Red Tulips, Lentin Rose, Cowslip Primrose, Mini Grape Hyacinths, our snowdrops are beginning to fade out and powder blue Chionodoxa is coming in nicely.
Spring is here, which means flowers are popping up all over the yard! Here is what is currently growing in our yard. The flowers include Chionodoxa, Pink and Purple Hyacinth, Crocus, Flowering Quince, Dark Purple Hyacinth, Lots and lots of Daffodils, and Mini Grape Hyacinths. This is gonna be a good spring for growing flowers!
Here is a few photographs of what is growing in our garden. Last season we planted black beans, and only got around 16 to grow. But this year, we got at least 40! I was so thrilled! Look how the contrast of the black beans against the blue bowl made it seem white in the picture, how strange! We also planted a Lemon Cucumber. In every sense of the word, it is a cucumber- it just looks like a lemon. There was no difference in taste.
Come see what is in bloom for the month of November in our garden right now! We have been doing a lot of work in the yard recently as well. We have put down a foundation for the new greenhouse in the backyard, we have started to form a rock garden, and we put down new stepping stones in the front yard. Some of the flowers growing include Gerber Daisies, Hydrangeas and Atrium.
There are many plants blooming in our yard right now. We also had a visit from a woodpecker that flew into our back door, he took some time after impact to collect his bearings on the back steps. The large flowering quince from the corner of the yard was chopped down, it made room for many small plants and now we can see the street from that side of the yard! And we also found a nest in the Dwarf Alberta Spruce in the center of the front yard, there was 5 tiny eggs inside. Some of the plants in bloom are Asiatic Lilies, Black Eyed Susans, Blue eyed Mist and Thyme in the pathway.
Here’s currently what is in bloom in our myriad of planters and containers. We are growing Rosemary Begonia, Hypoestis, Clivia, Orchids, Assorted Annuals, Snake Plant, Jenny Salvia, Dusty Miller, Marigold, Petunia, Dianthus, Coleus and Rubber Tree Plants. The large blue pots were refurbished, we painted them over in blue house paint to make them look as good as new!
Take a look at all the new Dianthus growing in our garden at the moment! Dianthus is so pretty and small. Varieties we are growing include Raspberry Parfait and Clove Scented. Raspberry Parfait is definitely one of my favorite strains, the pink against the white is so vibrant and brings a breath of fresh air to any garden.
Ferns are a great way to get foliage coverage around the yard. Here are the some varieties of ferns that are growing in our yard. Varieties include Lady, Ostrich and Japanese Painted. The green color is so bright and eye-catching. Ferns are a beautiful foliage to grow in the garden and around the yard, everyone should have some!
Here are some photos of the newly planted beds that are in our garden. Hopefully they stay like they are before the squirrels get to them! We have planted Lilac, Gerber Daisies, Lobelia, Hypoestis, Balloon Flower, Coleus, Dianthus, Dobule Petunias, Rosie O’Day Alyssum, Snapdragons, Pulmonaria, and Primrose. We have pulled out the large Threadleaf Cyprus in the front yard to make room as well.
Here’s currently what is in bloom in our garden. There are many plants including: Columbine, Snapdragons, Rhododendron, Lupine, Tree Peonies, Geum, Blueberries, Thyme, Strawberries, Spiderwort, Rose Campion, Snigle Mock Orange Shrubs, Foxglove, Lavender, Kousa Dogwood Tree, Irises, Houttania, Hens and Chicks, Euonymous Lilac, Painted Daisies, Double Mock Orange, Knockout Rose, Our Vegetable Garden, Marigolds, Gerber Daisies, Dusty Millar Hosta, Blue Mist Hydrangea Shrub, Snowmound Spirea and Azalea.
These photos were taken on May 20th at Project Bloom’s gardens at Brookwood Hall, in East Islip. The vegetable beds are nearly completed and most are planted for the season. We’ve added a Kid’s Garden and a fun fence from reclaimed wood. Once the vegetable garden is done, our focus will be the memorial garden. We will continue to meet throughout the summer on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 9:30 to plant perennials and to maintain our new garden beds.
Beautiful flowers are in bloom in our yard at the moment! We have many different types of flowers including English Daisy (Bellis), Our Spring Bed which has Betty Boo Dwarf Iris, Inky Dink Iris, Double Cowslip Primrose, Basket of Gold which is a perennial allysum, Spice Bush Vibernum, Tulips, Daffodils and Creeping Phlox. In our Mailbox Bed we have hostas. In our yard we also have Asiatic Lilies, Tulips, Iris, more Daffodils, Chierianthus (Wallflowers), Foxglove (from last year seedlings), a cool variety of daffodil which is white with an orange center, and we also have Chinese Dunce Caps (Orostachys iwarenge.)
This bed located in our backyard, right by the back door where I can see these bulbs all the time.. Some of the flowers include Cowslip Primrose, Basket of Gold Allysum, Powder Blue Mini Hyacinths (Valerie Finnis) Muscari, and dwarf iris. I love how the colors look next to each other. So cheerful this time of year.
Here is a collection of photos of our Bleeding Heart plants from this season. I love the bright pink color at the top of the flower. I think they are so pretty and quaint. Bleeding hearts are such a great plant to have around the garden for pops of color, there is also varietals that come in white.
Take a look at what’s growing in our yard at the moment. All the colors are so beautiful and vibrant. The flowers blooming this month include Johnny Jump Ups, Yellow Tulips, Red Double Tulips, Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles), A pathway made of Thyme, A Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Callery Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana), Purple Tulips, Weeping Cherry Tree, Orange frittalaria, Japanese Andromeda (pieris) and Creeping Phlox. I said it last month, and I will say it again– this is by far my favorite time of the year!
Here’s a few photos of the flowering quince on the corner of our property. It was here when we bought the house, and has been growing ever since! I think it’s got to be at least 75 years old, maybe as old as 90. It’s a painful plant however, from its long sharp thorns. Also it does not produce the quince fruit, it just flowers– which isn’t a bad thing! I have hacked it down many times, but it always come back with a vengence.
Here are the beds in the front and on the side of the house that contain our beautiful Daffodils. We have so many Daffodils that our yard is a sea of yellow in the springtime. The only downside to having so many of these flowers, is fighting off the squirrels from stealing our bulbs.
Here’s what is blooming in our yard during late April. I love this time of the year– every day something new is coming up from the ground! Some of the flowers blooming include Daffodils, Flowering Quince, Yellow Epimedium, White Rock Cress, Small Spirea, Coral Bells (Heuchera) and Creeping Sedum, Bleeding Hearts, Forsytheia and Vinca Vine. The Bleeding Hearts are so cute!
Our Crocus flowers were in full bloom on Monday (April 13th) , and now they’re starting to fade. Here are a few closeups of them while they were in their prime. Crocus are awesome plants to have, because they come back every year and the colors are bright and beautiful no matter what strain of plant you are growing.
Lilacs are a favorite of mine. I love the way they smell, the way they look, I love everything about them. We have 5 different varieties of lilacs in our yard. They include Sensation lilacs, Primrose lilacs, Giant White lilacs, Josee lilac, and the Big Standard lilac. I was amazed that all of these different varieties were in bloom at the same time. All these photos were taken on the same day: May 16, 2014.
All the snow that we had this season finally melted to reveal beautiful mounds of snowdrops under the hickory tree. It was refreshing seeing these small plants pop up after all the snow we had. Large clumps of sweet smelling flowers peaking through the underbrush was a great way to end the long, cold winter.
The first day of Spring has arrived with a blast of snow, and with it took (hopefully) the last of winter! It snowed all morning and a bit of the afternoon, but once the sun came out it all cleared up quickly. We can finally see the snowdrops and crocus blooming though the last of the snow.
Bob has been growing Peanuts the last few years from some seeds we got while away on vacation. I started them very early this year! Bob bought two peanut seeds on a trip back home from Georgia, that was a few years ago. Every year we manage to get maybe 2 or three little peanuts from these plants and keep growing them!
At the end of December, I bought some bulbs that were too great a deal to miss. Unfortunately the ground froze for good right after that. So I stuck them in pots on the floor in the basement. Once they started to pop up, they got moved to the basement window. Here are pictures of the Crocus bulbs blooming in our basement. Look at how cheerful it looks in front of the mounds of snow in the backyard!
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Normal sized egg for this finch is small, but this egg was extra tiny. I had to photograph it on a dime to show just how small and perfect this one was.
Our wonderful little bantam hens. We have had many different girls throughout the years, we have only a couple of the original girls still. Every now and again we get baby chicks, and continue our giant chicken family. We get eggs from our chickens, there is nothing like fresh chicken eggs! We love having chickens in our yard, its a great sustainable pet to have.
Many flowers are blooming in our garden right now. Some of the beautiful plants include Hymenocallis Lilies, Lavender, Pop Art Zinnias, Double and Single Shasta Daisies, Asiatic Lilies, A bed of Hostas, Closed Lilies, Everlasting Sweet Pea, Threadleaf Coreopsis, Stewartia Tree (Pseudo Camellia), Spurge, Clematis Jackmanii, Sweet William, Peas and Carnations (dianthus.) The color on the Everlasting Sweet Peas is so cute! The pink is so bright and catches the eye.
Its mid-May here on Long Island, there are many flowers in bloom in our garden at the moment. They include Sensation lilacs, Primrose lilacs, Giant White lilacs, Josee lilacs, Standard lilacs, Betty Boo, Solomon’s Seal, Lily of Valley, Leatherleaf Viburnum and Sweet Woodruff. All of the lilac smells so wonderful, and the colors are extremely beautiful!
Its time for the flowers to start blooming! Here in our garden, we have many flowers coming up including: Crocus, Snowdrops (Galanthus), Spring Bed, Citrus Swizzle Forsythia, Checkered Frittilaria, Spirea, White Hyacinth, Peony, Eastern Redbud, Purple and White Lunaria, Asparagus, Vinca Vine, Andromeda, Red Oxalis, Yucca, Prickly Pear Cactus, Way too much Foxglove, Banana Tree, Meyer Lemon, Pineapple and Pear Tree.
Here in our garden, during late September, we have many plants blooming including Mexican Sunflower (tithonia), Watermelon, Peanuts, Japanese Anemones, Thai Dragon Peppers, Cleomes, Cannas, Strawflower, Purple Aster, Blue Mink Ageratum, Porcelain Berry, Beauty Berry, Pineapple (because why not?), Zinnas and Marigolds. Everything is growing so nicely. All the different colors are so pleasing to the eye.
Early September brings many flowers into bloom. Some flowers in our yard include Beauty Berry, Ageratum, Turtlehead, Autumn Joy and Dark Red Sedums, Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranth), Guara, Anemones, Perennial Fuschia, Osteospermum (African Daisies), tuberose and a fun mystery plant from Purple Nancy.
UPDATE: The mystery plant is called Talinum. Thanks to Margie Potash for identifying this plant for me! This particular variety is called: Talinum paniculatum ‘Limon’
Late August brings bright and beautiful flowers. Some of the flowers in bloom include Hydrangea, Russian Sage, Ruby Glow Sedum, White Rose of Sharon, Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon, Japanese Anemones and Pink Anemones, and also Red Sunflowers. Everything is growing so great, I like that most of the flowers are in shades of pink!
Mid-August brings beautiful flowers, vegetables and fruit. Plants in bloom include Kousa Dogwood, Double Purple Datura, Limelight Hydrangeas, Fuschia, Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine, Blueberries, Cucumbers, Cherry and Grape Tomatoes, Watermelon, Cannas and Gaillardia Razzle Dazzle. Look at this wonderful picture we got of the bee on our flowers as well- such a great moment to capture!
The beginning of August brings in many plants. Some that are blooming for us including Shrimp Plant, Purple Coneflowers, Rudbeckia, Perennial Fuschia, Limelight Hydrangea (a tree form), Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon, Blueberries, Angel Earrings Fuschia, Dwarf Butterfly Bush, Cleomes, Portulaca, Daisies, Cannas, Geraniums, and Gerber Daisies. All the colors are so bright and beautiful!
There are many flowers in bloom in mid-June in our yard. They include Angel Wing Begonia, Snake Plant, Meyer Lemon, Giant Yellow Daylilies, White Echinacea, Threadleaf Coreopsis in sunbeam and moonbeam varieties, Saint John’s Wort, Sedum blooms, Dwarf Hosta, Giant Yucca, Red Magic Daylily, Purple Balloon flowers, Fuschia Ricartonii (perennial!!), Hens and Chicks, Creeping Sedums, Larkspur, Strawflowers, Geranium, Cleome, Celosia, Gaillardia Razzle Dazzle, Gazanias, and Pink Petunias, Purple Passion and Lobelia in Hanging Baskets on the front porch.
All of the hostas are in full bloom right now. Some of our favorites include the Island Charm Dwarf Hosta, Another dwarf hosta (that we don’t know the name of) with big white splashes, Blue Kross Regal which is at least 4 feet across, Bright Yellow, Small Yellow, Massive Blue Ridged, Sum and Substance, Small Round Blue and Narrow Leaf Dark Green.
Late June brings in a lot of blooms. Here are photos of some of the lovely flowers growing in our yard at the moment. They include Geranium Splish Splash, Dwarf White Astilbe, Pink Astilbe, Deep Pink Asiatic Lilies, Shasta Daisies, White Coneflower Echinacea, Pale Orange Asiatic Lilies, Bright White Lilies, Korean Hydrangea, Pink and Blue Hydrangea, Nikko Blue Hydrangeas, Bright Red Asiatic Lilies, Evening Primrose, Creeping Sedum, Stella Doro Daylilies, Honeysuckle, Threadleaf Coreopsis, Stewartia, Hostas and Forget Me Nots.
Mid-June has many flowers blooming our garden. Some of the flowers include Asiatic Lilies, Stella Doro Dayilies, Shasta Daisies, Creeping Jenny, Hinoki Cyprus, Evening Primrose, Everlasting Sweet Pea, Lemon Yellow Coreopsis, Pink Dianthus, Dwarf Iris, Thyme, Lavender, Amelanchier (serviceberry tree), Dwarf Euonymous, Loyalist Hosta, Viburnum Kilimanjaro, Stiletto Dwarf Hosta, Brilliant Red Caladium, Geranium, Blueberries, Daffodils, Blue Hydrangea, Jackmanii Clematis, Houttuynia Cordata (chameleon plant), Plum Tomatoes, Rose Campion, and Brown Eyed Susans.
Many flowers are currently in bloom in our garden. Some of our favorites that are growing at the moment include Asiatic Lilies, Thyme, Strawberry Parfait Dianthus, Purple Coneflower, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Clematis, Silvestri Anemone, Bleeding Hearts, Kiwi, Lettuce, Strawberries, and Knockout Rose. All the greenery is so beautiful, everything is so lush and lovely!
Start of the deep summer blooms are beginning to show up. Some of the flowers growing are Bridal Veil Spiraea, Mock Orange Tree, Double Mock Orange Tree, Aztec Sunset Zinnia, White Snapdragon, Lavender, Hyacinth, Hosta, Volunteer Snapdragons, Crabapple Ruby Tears, Rose Campion blooms, Cannas, Gazania, Portulaca, Allysum, Lobelia, Geraniums, Rosemary, Tuberose Blubs, Ranunculus, and Kousa Dogwood.
A lot of bright colors are popping out with the start of the summer in our yard. Flowers blooming in our garden include Pink Peonies, Pale Purple Lilacs, Sweet William in hot pink, pale pink and white, Yellow Siberian Iris, Pink and Red Pyrethrum (painted daisies), Dark Red Oxalis, Strawberries, Red California Poppies, and Foxglove (digitalis). All the colors are so beautiful!
Many flowers are in bloom, bringing many bright colors. The plants blooming in our garden are Pink Petunias, Blue Lobelia, Coleus, Lobelia, Kous aDogwood, Jade Red Weigela, Lily of the Valley, Pink Azaleas, Giant White Irises, Carnival Weigela, Dark Purple Columbines, Dwarf Sedums, Red Rhodoendrum, A field of Sweet William, Cannas, Pink Pyrethrum, White Lunaria, Snapdragon, Spiderwort, Pink Carnations, Bachelors Buttons, and Scotch Broom.
There are many flowers blooming in the garden. They include Euphorbia, Reticulated Iris, Sweet Woodruff, Jade Red Weigela, Purple Iris, Columbine, Wood Hyacinths, Josee Lilac, Sensation Lilac, Spiderwort, Pansies, Geum, Lily of the Valley, Blueberries, Light Green and Dark Green Moss, Violas, Rhododendron, Lumaria, Peony Buds, Woodland Hyacinth, Asparagus, Leatherleaf, Pink Azalea, Doublefile Viburnum tomentosum, and Ostrich Fern.
The start of May brings a bunch of new flowers blooming in the yard, including Ruby Tears Weeping Crabapple, Spice Bush Viburnum (My favorite scent!!), thundercloud plum, Ajuga, Basket of Gold allysum, white Lilac, Lilac Josee’s delicate Dwarf flowers, Geum, and Standard Lilac. All the colors are so vibrant and beautiful, and the scent is to-die-for!