Thursday, June 5, 2008

The First Week In June

Client #1 is very happy. "The best the garden has looked in years", she said. On my. Thank you.

Half of a roof for a cozy little cabin gathers form. You may understand how I could be a bit wore out at the end of the day.

When it is done, metal roof and all, it just needs to be put on top of the shorter front end of the cabin.

At the end of the day I can read, but no words seem to come out of my keyboard at times. The often slow picture loading process to Blogger takes time. That wears me out even more. We are so easily spoiled with free technology, aren't we? Good thing there is a mountaintop garden to wander in the evenings.

Deutzia 'Pink Pompom' has burst into bloom. Nice shrub.

The Columbines come in an array of colors, light pink to deep purples and the red and yellow one that seems out of sync, but is still quite striking, if you like red and yellow together.

Is it a wildflower, the Soapwort, Saponaria officinalis? I do believe it was introduced to this specific location, but it has been on its own ever since. Like many plants in the meadow, they move about.

A black and white affair. If there were more truly black flowers, this could be a whole garden theme. Let your mind wander. Think of the foliage that could be used for elegant couture.

The name of the black Iris has left Bulbarella's memory, but the catalog from which it was ordered, Schreiners is still with her.

The Mountain Laurels, Kalmia species, follow the Rhodos and Azaleas. The unopened flower buds are intriguing.

There is a bit of overlap

And commingling.

The other Peonies are scattered about.

No two seem to be alike.

You turn a corner, round a bend, take another path and there is another Peony,

With an outrageously huge flower fighting gravity.


lisa said...

Your ma seems to enjoy peonies as much as mine. The more I read about your spot there, the more it seems you folks have a regular botanical garden well under way! I've tried the mountain laurel with no sucess, but I plan to take a stab at it again....the flowers are so cool.

chuck b. said...

Maybe instead of putting the roof on your house, you could use it for vines or something.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That Deutzia is so pretty. I have tried growing that bush a couple of times. No luck. I can't figure out why. Hmmmmmm

Nice that your client appreciates your work.

Since my husband retired our garden has never looked so good. ha...and this a man that doesn't especially like garden work. He is a great mulcher and weed puller.

You have so many irons in the fire right now you deserve some time to rest up. Let your fingers rest. The keyboard will be there when your energy revives and time allows.

Annie in Austin said...

No wonder you're tired, Christopher. It's good to know your client appreciates you and that you appreciate all the plants your parents collected and nourished.

I think you have every color of the rainbow in this post!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Les said...

Judging by your photos, things look very nice in the mountains right now. I especially like the red Mt. Laurel. It is such a a bizarre bud and flower.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lisa Ma enjoys pretty much anything that blooms or comes from a catalog.

Chuck I will consider growing a vine on it... after it is on the house.

Lisa GB, ain't that right. I got a whole lot a projects happening at once.

Annie, I may have covered the sprectrum of the rsinbow, but I left out multitudes of the bands of hue. That is an idea for a post though. No words, just a color scroll.

Les, it is all leafed out lush and green again. The wild roses and blackberries are the dominant show at the moment.