Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Whiter Shade of Pale





We are getting a new patio poured this coming week, I have a large flower bed beside it that I dug all the flowers out of to save them from the whatever machine they use to break up the old concrete, mostly lilies, day lilies and Asiatic lilies. I am sure the day lilies will survive but I am not sure about the other lilies. I also dug a bunch of peonies, I am not sure if they will survive being moved this time of year. Also 3 clematis vines, not sure if they will make it either but what do I have to lose by trying? And a peony tree that has not bloomed for a couple of years, probably because the flower bed that was sunny is now shady due to my linden tree getting much larger. With everything going on this year due to the flooding I doubt I will do anything with it except maybe plants some bulbs this fall, over the winter I will be planning a shade garden which will be fun. I plan on using lots of the new coral bells with the beautiful foliage varieties you can find now days.

7 comments:

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Great pics of white flowers. I especially love the shot of queen anne's lace. I didn't realize I had planted all white flowers in my front garden until after it was done (white crape myrtle, lilies, daisies, and gardenias), but it has been easy to incorporate other colors at different bloom times.

Nicole said...

I just love those first two pics-the white flowers look so fresh, cool and pristine.

Sally said...

Lucky girl! Enjoy your new patio!

Connie said...

That blue sky your last picture makes a stunning backdrop!

this is my patch said...

Your plans sound great and the new patio. I think when you are forced to move plants, you just have to hope for the best they recover. There is nothing more you can do. Beatiful photos. x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous captures...I love white flowers! The last shot is my fav..the queen annes lace against that gorgeous blue sky..and the fluffy white clouds..beautiful shot! Enjoy the new patio..hope everything survives! :)
Cat

PAMARA said...

Hi
I just saw your Amish Cockscomb and I also have one I got from seeds...I didn't know what it was so I was a little hesitant on leaving it in the ground for very long. I was worried that it would take over everyones yard next year. I know it drops a bucket full of seeds..any comments on this plant would be greatly appreciated.