Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Spots of Color

When I look out the kitchen window I see spots of color here and there. I just have to get out and walk around to see what is happening.
That stand of bright golden yellow bearded Irises are a beacon in the garden. You can see them from almost anyplace in the garden. The Biltmore redtwig dogwood shrub is almost as bright. 
In the circle bed the Carmel huechra anchor the Dogwood tree (Cornus Rudtan Celestial Shadow)
 That spot of gold on the right is a golden Marjoram. It grows as a ground cover here. I have to take it away from some spots because it romps around. I like that in an herb.
Out under the River birch the Gold color is represented by the Spiderwort Kate. This is her time of year. Every mid summer when it heats up here and gets dry I think I might rip her out because she melts in the heat and sometimes goes totally dormant.  
Every spring when I see her like this and she starts sporting some blooms I am glad I don't rip her out. 
There is other more subdued colors. 
I can hardly get enough of them. 
Annie certainly likes the warm colorful times. 
Are there any really bright spots in your garden?

20 comments:

  1. Your gardens are just gorgeous...they certainly do have spots of color...the chartreuse bush as well as the marjoram look so lovely against the other shades of green. I zoomed in on your photos - already your lovely clematis is blooming...you are certainly ahead of the game. Received/planted plv - thank you - your vbb are on the way - I mailed them at lunch. I cannot wait to see next spring the lily of the valley blooming. As always Lisa I so enjoyed the garden tour. Take care friend. Hugs!

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  2. It looks fantastic, everything is growing and flowering and so well tended! I don't remember you having so many heucheras, I wish mine looked as lush but they tend to struggle here unless I replant them every couple years.
    The iris are just putting up stalks here and the tulips are still hanging on. I suspect a freeze on Friday will set a few things back but fingers crossed...

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  3. As it seems we're a season and a half ahead of you, there's no shortage of color here but I can appreciate your interest in getting out to check every bright spot of color that emerges. I hope your weather warms up soon.

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  4. This is such an exciting time of the gardening year, with so many plants growing and blooming and coming into glorious color. I'll be doing another post soon about what's new here in my Seattle garden, as heat fades the tulips and we move into the next faze.

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  5. The tulips are providing lots of colour this year and are lasting well too.

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  6. Oh your gardens are dazzling and what a great place to be and love your doggie ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. It looks like a fearie land! Especially with the blue back drop of the house. Absolutely beautiful!

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  8. Erg kleurrijk, wat is de naam van de plant op foto 6 ?

    Gr Jan(Wilde een Tuin)

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  9. Lisa, your Annie is so sweet doggy.
    What a pleasant way to enjoy your garden is just go out and see the plants. I have never seen Spiderwort Kate. I think its shape and the color is wonderful.

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  10. Thanks for coming by ~ love your visit and comments ~ Happy Weeked to You,

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. That's a lot of color! We're several weeks behind you. Beautiful garden!

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  12. Ohhh I see you got your pictures back, yay!
    Happy Mother's Day! <3

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  13. Wow, your Columbine are amazing!

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  14. Well, my Lakeview Jasmine tree is blooming, if that counts. Its pretty much all I have except some tiny yellow flower/weeds in the grass. The bees like them, the jasmine and the yellow weed; so do the butterflies.

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  15. Be Well, Happy Mother's Day
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Wonderful how everything comes alive so beautifully in your garden after its winter sleep. Lovely to see Annie enjoying spring, too.

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  17. Beautiful Garden! The new life have already come into the garden

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  18. Hope all is well in 'paradise' ~ hugs to you and your fur person ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Do you have even more color in your yard now? ~

    Thanks for your visit and comments ~

    Be Well, Be Safe,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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