My Alpine Home

Friday, May 22, 2015

You'll Find Me in the Garden. . .

Hello my friends,
If you happen to knock on my door and I don't answer,
chances are you'll find me in the garden.
 
(Elsa Spath Clematis)
 
 
It truly is my favorite place to be this time of year!
 
(Anna Louise Clematis)
 
 
 
With all of the rain we've had lately I find myself bouncing outside in between showers.
 
 I anxiously look forward to my morning stroll.
It fills me with delight to discover new blooms daily!
 
(Jupiters Beard)
 
 
(mountain bluet, perennial bachelor button)
 
 
 
(basket of gold)
 
 
 
 
(sweet rocket)
 

 
(silver dollar)
 
 
(I have four colors of oriental poppies. The orange and white are blooming)
 
 
 





(this morning I walked out to find my first red poppy)
 




(Mrs. Bradshaw)
 

 

(I knew the name of this flower last year and this year I can not remember it for the life of me.  Anyone know?  The leaves look a lot like those of the Columbine)


 
(Columbine)
 
 
 

 
(Siberian Iris)
 
 
 
 
(Iris)
 
 
 
 
 



 
(variegated Iris)






 
 
Bushes and trees. . .
 
(snowball)
 

(dwarf Korean lilac)

 
(golden chain tree)
 
 
(tri color beech tree)
 
 
 
So many photos!
 
I decided that I would save my herb garden, shade garden, and rock plants for another post.
 
And finally, a few wide views of the garden.



 
 
(oil can collection)
 



I truly love this time of year!  Each day brings a new delight.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through my garden.

hugs,
Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday

33 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Jann - Your yard and gardens are just gorgeous!!

Judy

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Jann, did I love the stroll thru your garden??? OH MY HEAVENS, YES!! I'm in a bewitched state with all the beauty! Your garden is totally enchanting, I understand why you are out there, I would be too! Those poppies...are gorgeous, as they all are! Well, I must let you go, or I could go on and on. You do know you have not one green them, but both thumbs!

Nancy

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love your garden. You have some gorgeous plants in bloom right now. Your irises are stunning. Your mystery plant is a meadow rue. I saw it at the iris garden a few weeks back and took its photo along with its marked botanical name. The leaves do look like columbine and it is gorgeous! Have a great holiday weekend!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

I'd be happily hopping too, Jann! How gorgeous!

Tamara said...

Oh Jann,
Your garden is like a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary...It brings such a calm to my heart.I can see why we'd find you in the garden! And what lovely photos! Your rock borders are gorgeous. We have a lot of rocks here in the White Mountains and we enjoy using them in our garden areas as well. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend..

Tamara <3

Mary Ann Potter said...

Such a beautiful garden! I enjoyed the tour!

Angélica D said...

Hi dear Jann ! Su jardín es hermoso ,con gran variedad de flores!!! Espero que tenga un bendecido finde semana
Cariños

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

I love this time of year, and truly only want to be in my garden. Yours is lovely, and my poppies are about to pop. I think you are a good zone ahead of me cause your certainly have much m ore in bloom. Have a great holiday weekend!

Dana said...

Jann, everything is simply beautiful! So many varieties of iris, what a visual treat. I hope your weekend is lovely and that you spend much time in the garden.

Blessings, Dana

Lisa Tucker said...

And you can certainly tell that you are in the garden a lot....it is beautiful!!! Very inspiring for me....maybe I'll do something in mine this weekend..:) Thanks!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Jann, your garden is stunning and all your flowers blooming. I am afraid that mine are not looking to good due to our drought and I am sure that I will be loosing a lot of them.
I can see why you love your garden and want to be outside. So glad that you got a lot of rain to make them grow.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your garden.
Hugs,
Mary

Susie said...

Beautiful Jann. I would love to walk in your garden. Your flowers are awesome. Blessings to you and yours this Memorial weekend. xoxo,Susie

Jen J said...

Oh, lucky girl~!
Your gardens are gorgeous. I keep getting frosted up here and mine are struggling to get going.
Oh, I love the yellow watering can hanging on the shepherds hook. Wire a few chandelier crystals in it, hanging at different lengths... It will look like gorgeous water dripping out when the sun hits it just right *wink*...
Have a Great Weekend~!
Jen~

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Your gardens are gorgeous and I can see why they are truly a sanctuary for you. So peaceful and pretty. Have a great week end.
Kris

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I don't believe I've ever seen a Siberian Iris. It's stunning! Your entire yard reminds me of Walt Disney World with so many beautiful varieties of flowers.

Rita C. said...

Oh Jann!!! How exciting - your gardens are total and pure eye candy for me - just outstanding! The poppies are so gorgeous in those colors, as you mentioned you have in your comment on my post. I think I need more - love the white especially. I planted the mountain bluet last year and they're just starting to bloom for me, and I'm waiting on my clematis. I worked all day in the garden today - first with my daughter, helping her redo her front landscape, then came home to start staking and tying my bee balm, roses, and hibiscus. An absolutely busy time, but oh, so lovely to marvel in it when the work is done. Enjoy your time out there and Happy Memorial day weekend!
Rita

Rita C. said...

PS...I love those boulders too! Can't even imagine the work it took getting those placed. And that tri-color beech is beautiful. Just so many wonderful specimens.

Consider It All Joy said...

Beautiful gardens Jann, just beautiful! Enjoy your garden time this Holiday weekend! You find me painting the mural wall, I hope to finish... Blessings, Cindy

cynthia lee designs said...

Your flower gardens are beautiful!! Hope you have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Jody Klein said...

Jann, I am so jealous of your garden. It is gorgeous! We have been having rain for two weeks now but mine does not look like yours. Most of my flowers are still small and haven't bloomed yet. I am going to have to go and get some annuals to put in pots so I can have some color instead of green. Have a great weekend!
Jody@SouthernSeazons

Susan Clayton said...

Sigh! I think my BP just went down by several degrees (what is the unit of measure for bp anyway?) Thank you for the lovely tour. And now I feel inspired to go clean out my flower beds. Blessings to you.

Beverly Flores said...

Such a splendidly beautiful garden. Oh, it is just so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it!!! Hugs, Beverly

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I loved all your pictures of your pretty flowers because I don't have any of those in my gardens except the red poppy! I just finished mulching this morning and everything is popping now. I love this time of year too!

Rose L said...

WHAT A GARDEN! I WANT A TRI-COLOR BEECH NOW!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my goodness, Jann - your gardens are INCREDIBLE! So healthy and lovely - wow. I am a novice gardener who hates heat and tires easily so my garden needs help for sure.

Boy are you ever an inspiration to me.

Have a wonderful safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Big hugs.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your garden is beautiful. I too would enjoy sitting in it but it is clear you have done a lot of work to have such a lovely garden.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann your garden is so incredible. You really have a green thumb. Can't wait to see it. Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs Jo

Mom Wald said...

What a lovely garden. Happy Spring!

Kim said...

'Tis a joy to stroll through your gorgeous garden! No wonder you can always be found there Jann....so, so many glorious flowers!

Dawn said...

Jann, your garden is just stunning!! The large rock border really makes your plants shine. Enjoy your hours in the garden each day! ♡

Heidi Madden said...

Gorgeous photos, Jann, what a stunning garden you have!

Patricia Krank said...

Your garden is simply amazing Jann and it shows me how far I have to go in my own backyard. Mine will never be as colorful as yours though because of all the shade. Like you though, it is my favorite place to be this time of the year. My poor house is crying out for a little attention about now.
Blessings,
Patti

The Charm of Home said...

Your garden is beautiful! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!