Thursday, June 12, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Although we are still in severe drought conditions I have some blooms in the garden. I am also excited because our Crepe Myrtles are beginning to bloom and should be weighed down with blooms by Sunday. Most of my front garden consist of plants lovingly given to me from other's gardens. The daylilies were given to me by a sweet friend who no longer lives in the area but their blooms remind me of her generous spirit. My iris' come from my great grandmother via my grandmother's garden, along with my peonies. This year I am going to have to divide most everything and can't wait to share my garden.
These Foxgloves* are some of my favorites. I am finding that the "pass along" plants are truly the best in our limited watering conditions.
What are your favorites?
*thanks Jamie!

5 comments:

Belle in Bloom said...

Hollyhocks are my favorite flowers. Yours are beautiful. We have three gigantic rose bushes in our yard that were planted by the previous owners of our house. They had been "shared" by her grandmother's garden from years and years ago. I love looking at them and thinking about the history there. Have a great day!

Jenn said...

I love your flowers ! I love my calla lillies and I love sweetpeas, really I like almost everything people grow in their gardens!

Cathy said...

Beautiful! I love hydrangea's, roses, phylox...most anything that blooms.

Cathy

jamie in rose cottage said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love pass-along plants, too. Except I thought those last flowers were foxglove???

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Your garden looks great! It is nice that your plants come from here and there. I have a few plants from my Mom's garden that maybe I could share with my girls when they get homes of their own. Never thought of doing that.
denise