Spring Blooming Flowers 6-16-2016

Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design? ~Paracelsus  –  Blooming in 201320142015

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Rosa ‘Radcon’ ~ Pink Knockout   |   Penstemon pinifolius ‘Mersea Yellow’

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Nepeta × faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’   |   Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’ –  Diablo Ninebark

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Iris sibirica ‘Caesars Brother’ – Siberian Iris

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This cocoon is in a viburnum at work. I’ve been watching it since I saw it last winter. Not hip enough to know all the logistics of when the pretty kritter is going to pop out or if this is a dud. Anyone? I did look-up what viburnums are  hosts for: Baltimore Checkerspot, Spring Azure, Henry’s Elfin, Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary, Silver-bordered Fritillary.

The clematis is Bee’s Jubilee. This is in my garden and she really steals the show. Even better? She will rebloom in September!

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Here’s Grandma’s Iris ~ In all honesty, there’s not anything really special here IMO. They aren’t a weird color or a rebloomer… Just purple iris. They are special to me though, knowing my grandma’s hands had touched them.

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Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’ ~ Cheddar pinks, carnation

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Geranium sanguineum ‘Alba’


© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

16 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 6-16-2016

  1. You’re so lucky to have the irises – I always meant to get some of my grandma’s peonies, and then never got around to it before she moved. I should really just knock on the door of the new owners and see if they’ll let me grab some.

    Random question: I have a rose bush (I’m pretty sure it’s a knockout) that someone thought would look awesome hanging over the main walkway into our house. Apparently, said person loved getting spiked by thorns every time they came home. I do not share their masochistic feelings and am planning to pull it out this weekend. If I move it now, will it survive? It’s going either way, but if there is no point in attempting to replant it, I’m not going to bother digging a hole.

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