Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Roundabout Bloom Day

All he ever does on that blog is show the same old scenes from his garden over and over, year after year. It is true. There is a significant photographic collection of the native, naturalized and cultivated flora living on this small piece of the 'aina at 4000 feet on a mountain in the wilds of Western North Carolina in the early years of the 21st century. There is a record. And a few varmints were thrown in.

The least I can do for Bloom Day is start the tour in the ridge top garden next door. Or you can click on the link and return to Bloom Day Headquarters.

Oh! Rhododendron.

Tiarella Foam

Phacelia purshii putting on a show.


Plenty Rhodos

The Lady is in The House

Woodland Phlox past peak.

The truth of the matter.

It's a wild cultivated garden.
Lorelei the Reliable.

Viburnum peaks through.

With iris that rarely bloom.

The wild is coming back to the ridge top garden. The Silver Lamium was pushed out.

How about that foliage in my own, even wilder garden next door?

Big things are coming up.

Really big things.

The deer chomped, damn varmints, evergreen Oconee Bell has a whole new set of leaves.

My blood red voodoo trilliums has been having some kind of viral or fugal issues ever since they followed me home. I hope it isn't contagious.

The truth of the matter is

The waters are still running strong beneath the ground.

I built another snake in the grass along the side of the ditch of a distant road.
I have not heard nary a hiss.

The time to mow the Great Lawn approaches fast.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I don't think I would ever tire of seeing your garden through out the years. Your borrowed views are lovely too. I love the moss on your snake's head. Happy GBBD.

Christopher C. NC said...

At least there are two of us Lisa who never tire of seeing the ever changing gardens throughout the years.

C. C. said...

What pushed out the silver lamium? I need whatever did it. I mistakenly planted a few small 'archangel' 10 years ago. It's now suffocating my woodland garden.

And your garden is always gorgeous, always changing.

Jeannie said...

Don't complain about showing the same sites over and over. I can't remember anything anymore (due to old age) so it always looks new to me.
Thanks for sharing again.


Christopher C. NC said...

CC, because the silver lamium stays evergreen through most winters, I can spray it with roundup when everything else is dormant and won't be damaged. I do it in Dec or Jan during a sunny dry stretch hopefully, when it is above freezing. The lamium stays green until spring then it disappears. You do have to follow up by hand weeding of any remnants. Plus the lamium can put a major seed bank in the soil.

Between Bulbarella's bulbs and the native seed bank, the plants return fully lush, green and the ground is totally covered. That helps further inhibit the lamiums return. And it is amazing the change it has made to the garden.

Right behind you Jeannie. The worst is forgetting where I plant things. There are surprises. I found two Asiatic lilies coming up that I have no recollection of.

C. C. said...

"... because the silver lamium stays evergreen through most winters, I can spray it with roundup when everything else is dormant and won't be damaged. I do it in Dec or Jan during a sunny dry stretch..."

That is brilliant. Thanks. I was concerned about spraying RoundUp near my treasured hostas and ferns. I wish lamium were less invasive. I love watching the bees snuggle up under the flowers in April/May. And the foliage is lovely.

Arun Goyal said...

LOvely blooms...your garden seems to be paradise to walk in through and relaxing in those greenery filled walkway would be surreal.Happy Blooms day.