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The Spring Garden

May 27th, 2010

In the spring, it takes a while for the garden to ramp up and fill in (although you wouldn’t know it was spring with the hot weather we’ve been having around here). Everything is starting to look really great, especially in the front foundation bed. It can be difficult to time blooming plants so that you have something blooming most of the growing season. Spring is probably the easiest time with peonies, salvias, catmints and sages.


The peonies are blooming as well. Last week my early single peonies bloomed and just as they are fading the big pink ones up by the front fence are starting to come out.

My favorite combination at the moment is lamb’s ears and chives. I planted the lamb’s ears last spring and they’re really coming into their own this year. I’ve been able to dig up a few seedlings to transplant around the gardens. This combination will be making an appearance throughout the gardens in the next couple years as I divide these.

The foxgloves are also just starting to bloom. I have this yellow green variety that grows along the edges of the woods and seeds itself freely. I’m always happy to have more plants each year. They really brighten up the shady edges of the garden. This year I have more than ever and few really nice sized clumps.

I don’t know if I could ever choose a favorite flower. My favorite is usually what’s blooming at the moment.

What’s blooming in your garden at the moment?

12 Comments to “The Spring Garden”
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  2. pam on May 27, 2010 at 6:22 am

    I think I’m going to borrow your lamb’s ear and chives combo, it looks great!
    .-= pam´s last blog ..What Was it Wednesday? =-.

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  3. tj on May 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

    …I second what Pam said up there – that does look great! :o)

    …Beautiful gardens too!

    …Poppies and peonies, chives, catmint and japanese irises are bloomin’ here right now. Just love…*sigh*

    …Blessings… :o)

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  4. Kelly on May 27, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Chives, Raspberries and Bleeding Hearts are blooming, Scarlet Runner beans are almost there, Lavender has buds but need a few more weeks. I’ve also got Bok Choi and Mizuna flowering, though that’s just poor planning on my part.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Garden Update 2.13 =-.

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  5. Dave on May 27, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Beautiful! The salvias have faded from their first blooming and the daylilies are now starting their show. Flowers are forming in the vegetable garden for the tomatoes and hopefully soon we’ll have some baby tomatoes starting. Lot’s of stuff happening!
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..What Bolted Cilantro Looks Like! =-.

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  6. the inadvertent farmer on May 27, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Oh your garden is just lovely! The only thing I have blooming are chives…the rest have drowned. Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..kinderGARDENS week 7 Raindrops and Rabbits! =-.

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  7. MAYBELLINE on May 27, 2010 at 11:09 am

    peppers, tomatoes, lavender, lobelia, onions, nastersiums

    I believe the unusually cool weather Bakersfield has been experiencing will be leaving soon. I’m loving it while it lasts though. Our spring must be like your summer.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Saturday in the Garden =-.

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  8. sarah on May 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Gorgeous flowers! I especially love the peonies (wow) and wonder if I’d ever be able to grow them here. In our garden we have nasturtiums, crookneck, salvia, penstemon in bloom also hydrangeas! Love your blog. Keep up the great work!
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..The Butterfly Bush ~ Buddleia =-.

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  9. Amy on May 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Roses, delphiniums, iris, yarrows, veronica, loosestrife, columbines, bleeding hearts, lemon verbena, daylilies, peonies, lavenders, strawberries, my lettuces, and some willowy purple flower that spreads…sadly I don’t know it’s name…it was given to me….. I enjoy it tremendously….thank you for all your lovely pictures and info…..happy gardening…..

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  10. Carrie on May 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I love the chives and lambs ears combo as well! I love spring gardens -so fresh and green after the dreary white winter!
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..A History Field Trip =-.

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  11. Morgan G on May 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I can smell those pink peonies! Sweet peas and hollyhock are looking extra special for us right now.
    .-= Morgan G´s last blog ..mg and Hubs’ Kauai Top 10 Day Nine: Le Surf! =-.

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