Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More Spring Delights

I'm trapped in the house today, as much needed pouring rain pounds down upon the garden. Yesterday I planted all of our peppers. This is going to be a BIG year for peppers in our garden. My husband's longing for the hottest, spiciest peppers money can buy. I was lucky enough to track down a ghost pepper plant, among some other really hot wonders. On the other hand, I'm looking for sweet Italian heirloom peppers for tomato sandwiches and fajitas. I've found some wonderful sorts so far, but am anxious to attend my local Rotary Gardens spring plant sale to get some more variety! I will do a whole post on the pepper crop coming soon.

Today, I'm resting my back and starring at garden books. I'm trying to decide two important garden tasks. Where should I put the 'Disneyland' rose I acquired this weekend? And what should I do with a mass of garden pinks that looks silly towards the back of the border b/c they're short, but even weirder at the front b/c the foliage matches the grass so closely... I am torn because moving the pinks now will stunt their upcoming bloom, but I can't stand looking at them like they are much longer.

Meanwhile here's what looks great in the garden right now.
Heuchera 'Lime Rickey' glows in the shade beside a red astible.

On other end of the same bed a young golden leaved bleeding heart is preparing to bloom.

In the back border golden alyssum pops beside penstemon 'mystica' foliage.

The alliums are all blooming right now. Some of my favorite blooms all year. I even had a woman stop and ask about them yesterday. (I sent her home with some centaura montana, which she also admired). I love the look on people's faces when I tell them they are ornamental onions!

Happy Gardening!


CiNdEe said...

I love all the pretty flowers. The Spring is my favorite time of the year! I wish it lasted longer!(-: I am trying to enjoy every second of it this year. Its been the best one we have had in years!!!!

Jamie said...

Yipee! That is awesome that you are having a great spring!

Shady Gardener said...

It's looking Great over there! :-)

Jamie said...

Thank you!