Thursday, May 22, 2008

Something other than Irises

Yes friends I do have things blooming in my garden other than Irises. For those that are tired of looking at Irises I will show you something else that is in bloom in the garden. My old stand by Clematis, Jackamanii. This guy is a real work horse in the garden. I have divided, moved and divided this clematis again and again and it just keeps on growing and blooming. I can't imagine the spring without it's blooms.


A new, as of last summer, bush in the garden is a Ninebark called Summer Wine. This is the first time it has bloomed since it has been in the garden. When you look at the blooms up close they look like small bouquets.


The foilage is what I really planted it for. It doesn't get full sun but the foilage stays that nice wine color.

I know you fruit lovers will appreciate this bloom. It is a blackberry blossom. Our tame, thornless, blackberries are beginning to bloom. I can't wait for some good ole blackberry cobbler and ice cream.
I am sorry gang but I couldn't resist one little picture of one more of my irises. It has just started looking good. With all the rain we have had the Irises have had a difficult time keeping


themselves upright. They can't help it that they are fatheads. I forgive them. I hope you can too.

My Dearly Beloved has been mulching the flower beds while I was at work this week. I am looking forward to helping him get the rest spread the next couple of days. The garden looks so "finished" when all the mulch is spread anew. I just wish it would keep that just mulched look for a longer period.






20 comments:

Rose said...

I, for one, am not tired of looking at your irises. In fact, mine have just started to bloom, so I will be showing some soon! My clematis is full of buds, so hopefully I'll have those to show soon, too. I didn't know you could divide clematis--I'll have to get some advice from you on that one.
Lovely, unusual color of iris, by the way.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.....I love Clematis, all of them, given the choice I would even have them growing up Mr Practical, if he would stay still long enough.
The Ninebark is exquisite....I am not familiar with this plant.....I will look this one up in my plant guide, that is a definate addition if it will thrive here.
Agree with you about mulch!

beckie said...

The clematis is a really pretty one and how great you can divide it. Some are so finicky. I like the ninebark as well The foliage would be enough, but the blooms are such a bonus.

Frances, said...

Hi Lisa, I didn't know that any clems could be divided. We just got that one this year for the new arbor. Hooray! Great macro of the summer wine flower, I bought this too last fall, and am loving it. We do love all you iris photos. Don't stop. Ours are done, we want to keep enjoying yours.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Keep the Iris photos coming! I have only 1 type of bearded, so I'm enjoying yours. Isn't Ninebark the best? I have Monlo (Diablo), but it's still in bud.

Weeping Sore said...

There's no such thing as too many irises! Blackberry cobbler sounds delicious too.

Jayne said...

That Summer Wine is a very pretty shrub. :c) I've only tried a clematis once and it didn't fare so well for me. Love your iriseseseses.

gintoino said...

I would never get tired of your irises lisa. They are my favorite flowers, though I don't have many of the in the garden (they are not easy to find around here)Your clematis is beautiful (another plant that would not survive in m garden unfortunately)

mon@rch said...

Stunning photos from your flowers and shouldn't be too long before my Irises will be flowering!

RuthieJ said...

I love all those beautiful colors in your garden!

Teri C said...

Gee, I would so love to walk through your garden, it is so gorgeous! Thank goodness for blogs and photos!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Your iris are just beautiful this year! Clematis has never grown very well for me. I think I need more things for vines to grow on! Would be nice to have lots of arbors and trellises.
Your gardens are very beautiful. They show your care and work.
I am slowly getting mine mulched this year. I use the composit my husband makes for mulch. I think it looks pretty. Keeps the weeds down and feeds the plants all at once.
Sherry

Daphne said...

Is there such a thing as too many irises? Or for that matter too many iris photos? Your flowers look lovely.

Katarina i Kullavik said...

How can anyone get tired of Irises? i couldn't, anyway. That Ninebark looks great - pretty flowers and decorative foliage.
/Katarina

Katarina i Kullavik said...

How can anyone get tired of Irises? i couldn't, anyway. That Ninebark looks great - pretty flowers and decorative foliage.
/Katarina

Kylee said...

That iris is outstanding!! Do you know which one it is? One of my favorites is blooming now in my garden - 'Red at Night'.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I don't know what kind any of my irises are Kylee. They are all pass along plants and no one has ever told me what the name of their irises are. I wish I could tell you.

cyndy said...

Well, I cannot get enough of your irises! And that Ninebark is one I've not known...so thank you!
(Is it related to mountain laurel?)

Meems said...

Lisa, I like that flower Ninebark that looks like a small bouquet. Flowers like that are sort of like getting so much more bang for the buck. BTW, I could look at all your irises everyday if that's what you posted... they are very fine. And mmmm, mmmm blackberry cobbler is probably my favorite kind!

Marvin said...

You should move farther south if your really want to see how quickly mulch can disappear. Beautiful flowers, but I'm not tired of your iris photos either.