I always feel guilty when you post that there are no garden photos from members, but then I worry that I’ve sent them to you too often. And I am very embarrassed by how my garden looks in comparison to others’ gardens, especially Marvel’s.
At top is a bearded iris with variegated leaves. I guess they’re well-known but when I bought it several years ago I’d never seen one and bought it even though it wasn’t in bloom.
The next two are foxglove, growing in the gravel next to the potatoes. Volunteer flowers. We have no grandchildren and the potato leaves are toxic too, so we’ve left them. The weed cloth under the gravel is losing the battle after five years.
This photo is to show you the volunteer flowers and weeds. Lots of Columbine, cranesbill, chives, and lupines. And the blasted buttercup with its pretty little yellow flowers. It’s insidious and gets everywhere, and mr opiejeanne was busy liberating a small rhododendron from the stuff today, Tuesday.
You can see just how bad the infestation of buttercup is in this shot. There were more than a dozen rose bushes in this large semi-circle, and the area was edged with lavender plants. We will be liberating this area later this week.
We gave up today because it’s just too chilly to be outside today. It was supposed to hit 73 but there’s no sun so it will stay in the low 60s (it if makes it that high; at noon it was 56) and there’s just enough breeze that it’s uncomfortable. It’s 2:30 and we’ve just given up and shut the windows. The cat is settling in for a nap on mr opiejeanne’s lap so I guess we’re going to read or something for a while, unless the sun makes an appearance.
What’s going on in your garden(s), this week?