Sunday, April 17, 2011

Beautiful Sunday

It has been a gorgeous day today!  After a cool start, the sun warmed things up nicely.  There are lots of things happening in the yard but these are the most dramatic. I just love wandering the yard taking pictures.  Don't we all, as gardeners, tour the yard daily to see what's happening!
Ramona clematis on a metal garden trellis.
This grows in front of the house and blooms
off and on all season.

I love the dark lavender purple of these flowers!

Looking up into a Japanese maple

These are some old fashioned irises given to me by
my best friend, Sherry.  She got them from a friend whose mother had them.
Truly a pass-a-long plant.

Dark purple bearded iris with this little yellow
weed of some kind.  I think it might be mustard because
the leaves look like mustard greens. I left it when weeding
hoping it would do something interesting. And it did!


  1. I luv a clematis, I have a deep burgundy is soooo gorgeous....thanks for sharing...have a super evening!

    enjoy *~*

  2. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who wonders the yard with camera in tow. Your clematis and irises are beautiful!

  3. Makes me sigh with remembering my own garden.

    I had an area in the back of the house to the left side, that I always left to nature to surprise me with flowers. The birds transplanted seeds. I can't begin to describe the array of species of flowers and colors--I only weeded when I saw old poison ivy creep its way in.

    So don't mind me if you find me gazing at your garden-:)

  4. I'm jealous of your latitude! My iris are only 6 inch leaves at the moment. Beautiful flowers, thanks for sharing!

  5. Your clematis is huge! Mine is a little scrawny thing, but I'm hoping it will spread out soon. Great post, beautiful pictures!


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