Friday, May 22, 2015

Garden Time - What's Your Name?

Hello, Dear Ones! I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Monday but again...busy busy busy over here. I've been watching my grandbabies and we've also had some workers here installing some ceiling fans. Gotta have my breezy fan in the summertime at night. Now, I wanted to show you my flower beds and the progress the plants are making. I didn't plant any of this but I thank the previous owner very much. Okie dokie...here goes.
 This is a front yard flower bed and I took the snap last month.
 I was so happy to see pretty tulips coming up. This fall I will plant more so I'll have a better showing next spring.
 Fast forward to this month and you'll see the hostas are filling in nicely. I know there are so many varieties of hostas and the pretty yellowy green ones get tall and full.
  Here are a few tulips. Don't you think a tulip is the most beautiful flower?
 There are a few little lilly of the valley coming up. Seems there aren't many plants of the same kind, except hostas, mostly just one plant.
 Just one little sedum plant.
The hostas again. I just love these.
 I think this is a prime rose? Now this is where I'm asking for your help. I don't know what these next plants are and if you do I would really appreciate you telling me. I will thank you in advance.
 1. This pretty purple plant?
 2. This pretty purply pink ferny leafed plant?
 3. I like these but I don't know if they are a ground cover or if they are bushes. Do you know what they're called?
4. I have two of these plants. The leaves are so pretty and are a darker purple underneath but I don't know what they're called?
 5. Is this a ground cover with some pretty blooms?
 6. This is a pretty ground cover?
 This is a front side yard flower bed with a few hostas.
 This is the bed at the front of the house. There were a few little tulips and one daffodil that didn't do well. Of course there are more hostas. After I took this snap I did pull the weeds. Then...
 A big old dump trunk came with black mulch! If you look closely you can see the steam coming off it.
We got 10 yards of mulch and had it put down on our flower beds. We just didn't want to do it ourselves. It looks so pretty now and I'll show it to you later.

If you can help me with the names of these six plants I would be most appreciative. I don't have a green thumb like so many of you do so I know you just know everything! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;) 

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

What's Your Name?

What's your name?
I've seen you, before
What's your name
May I walk you to your door
It's so hard to find a personality, with charms, like yours, for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee.

Oh, What's your name?
Is it Mary, or Sue?
What's your name?
Do I stand a chance, with you?
It's so hard to find a personality, with charms, like yours for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee

I stood on this corner
Waiting for you to come alone
So my heart could be satisfied.
So please let me be your number one
Under the moon, Under the stars.
For always in your heart.

Oh, What's your name?
Is it Mary, or Sue?
What's your name?
Do I stand a chance, with you?
It's so hard to find a personality, with charms, like yours for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee
~ sung by Don and Juan


39 comments:

  1. I think the reddish one is coral bells. One other might be bell flowers. Not sure. You have a good amount of perennials that will spread and you can divide.
    Brenda

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  2. #1 Looks like Plumbago. Not sure about the others. I absolutely love hostas and grew them when I lived in the Atlanta area, but here on the Gulf Coast . . . too hot! Boo hoo. no more hostas for me. Take another photo for us when they are full and lush.

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  3. Hello Shelia- here is a list of what you have. The purple flowering plant is a Phlox. The next plant is a Fernleaf Bleeding Heart. The green/white leaf plant is called Cotoneaster (there are various varieties) The purple leafed plant is a Coral Bell (Heuchera) and there are lots of varieties of those sonic ant be specific which one. The green plant with little purple spike like flowers is an Ajuga and lastly the one by the red stone is an Astilbe (lots of varieties) it will get taller- not a ground cover.

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    1. *so I can't be specific (not sonic) (sorry about typo) :-)

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    2. I agree with Liz. :)

      You are off to a great start!!

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  4. You have some pretty flowers to work with in your yard. I'm not a gardener either but I see others have helped name those plants!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Liz knows her plants! You will have some nice blooms when they are fully up and opened. Hostas are a great plant for under shady trees. The black mulch will look nice! Have a lovely holiday weekend.
    Pamela

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  6. I recognize No 1 -- a blue phlox. I have one too. It will spread around some. Ray even set a big flower pot on it because that' s just what he does, and it just grew around it!

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  7. Your flower gardens look great...I love hostas, but my yard gets way too much sun and not enough water to have them grow happily...that Kansas sun can be so brutal.
    Enjoy the holiday weekend, Sheila!

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  8. Hi Shelia, love your garden and the gorgeous plants. Not sure but could that one be Ajuga in number 3. It does really well and gets thick. It likes to spread out and fill in. Can't remember if it makes a little bloom. You have been busy and everything is lovely. Enjoy the season and wishing you and your sweet family a Happy Memorial Day weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings, CM

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  9. All are beautiful! Looks like you got your answers!

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  10. 5. Looks like strawberries to me! I could be wrong...

    The pretty ground cover on 6 gets about a foot tall and two or three feet wide, if it is what I think it is! Don't know what it's called.

    These are really pretty. Love the tulips!

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  11. All the flowers that you don't know are as Liz above mentioned. except for the third one, it looks to me more lie a Euonymus plant. I've not seen cotoneaster in a variegated leaf before. You were left with some really nice plants, from what she's planted it see like its an are that does not get full sun. Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. I love hosta Shelia...I bet your beds look great when they all fill out! Plant #2 is called bleeding heart... I have some planted in my gardens. Have a great holiday weekend!

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  13. I think you got your answers! I think it's just great the previous owners gave you a head start with the plants. I would take Liz's list to your local nursery and add to what you have---it's simply gorgeous and the plants look like they are doing well. Maybe they can suggest some additional ones that will fare as well. I just think it could be a little fuller---like you said with the tulips.

    Isn't the North just grand?!!!

    Jane x

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  14. Looks like you already got great answers to your plant queries! Blogland is so full of helpful and knowledgeable people isn't it. Everything looks so lovely, it is great to see what you have coming up and growing and now you know what you have you can decide what you want to add! More tulips will be wonderful for next spring wont they! xx

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  15. Liz knows her stuff.....except for the variegated leaf low shrub, it is a euonymus and will spread . #6 is astilbe and will stay low and spread, good for filling in. You have nice coral bells and they can be divided, wonderful!! And the primroses are lovely too. The pale purple flower, I don't think that is phlox, they are usually taller and a summer flower. You've got a large area to take care of, but have a good start with the hosta, I love those and have them all over in my shady spots. Have a fun time!!!

    In the fall you can plant massive amounts of tulips, the deer love them!! Also daffodils, the deer don't like them, they are of the onion family. I have woodland hyacinths, they are light and airy looking, very pretty!!!

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  16. Can't help a bit, but I know you are going to have the most gorgeous yard in town when all those beautiful flowers fill in! Enjoy you weekend.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. ha ha! i have NO gardening knowledge! i just love gazing!! ;}

    m ^..^

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  18. #4 is heuchera, not sure of spelling.

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  19. I believe that Eliz answered all your questions about the plants. They will fill in and as suggested take your list to the Nursery and they can recommend what else to add to your garden. Southern CA is really different than back east and some of those plants would not do well here. Your are going to have the best garden in the area. Sure glad that you didn't have to spread all that mulch around.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  20. You are going to have a lovely garden. I'm not really a gardener so the only plants I recognize are the primroses, tulips and hostas. I plant things and then hope they will live. I have to go out and prune my roses yet and we are just having the first snow of the winter so I may be a bit late.
    I'm glad you're enjoying the family round about you and being able to look after them occasionally.

    Diana

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  21. What a great start to your garden. So many nice plants to start out with. Most have been answered. Number 6 looks to be a Emerald N’ Gold Euonymus. What ever they are, looking forward to seeing them after they have grown more.

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  22. How pretty, Shelia! Sweet Liz knows her plants...I'd go with what she said. Your landscape is coming along beautifully!

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  23. Hi. Nice start on a garden. I have many hostas, so versatile and fill in nicely. #3 is a ground covering
    shrub called euonymous, spreading. #4 is a type of coral bells, or heuchera. #5 is a ground cover
    called ajuga. #6 is a lovely flowering astilbe. All are good for shade gardens. It's so wonderful to
    watch all the new growth beginning isn't it? Enjoy.

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  24. Hermso jardín Sheila, cuánto diera yo por tener unos tulipanes así . Es un lindo lugar donde viven, acá por lo general nuestras casas están llenas de verjas y con poco jardín. Saludos

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  25. Well you certainly have some beautiful things growing in your garden...quite a variety as well! Isn't it fun to look forward to what else might be coming up that you don't know about? Regardless, I am sure that you will make it all the more gorgeous after you have added your touch! Have a lovely week!

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  26. Shelia,
    Oh, my goodness, dear friend. . .you have a "Shade" Garden!!!
    Lovely plantings!!!
    #3 is called Euonymus. (I kept my plant card. . .here's the info.)
    Takes Full Sun and is in the hedge family.
    Great evergreen for hedges.
    Lovely Winter foliage color.
    Diverse as a ground cover.
    Keep semi~moist.
    Average size 4'X4'.
    Prune to control growth.
    Fertilization. . .before new growth begins.
    #4. Coral Bells.
    Didn't keep my plant card, but a shade loving plant .
    Keep semi~moist.
    Has a floral blossom later in the season.
    #5. ???
    Just purchased these this year, but my Master Gardener tossed the plant card.
    Ground cover, prefers shade, semi~moist.
    Has a singular purple flower.
    Moving across the country brings many new adventures and challenges.
    One thing that helped us to see what strives in our area was to attend Garden Tours!!!
    Check through your local Garden Association or Extension Office.
    Keep those photos coming as your "Shade" Garden fills in!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  27. Hi Shelia, Your flowers are beautiful!! The yellow flower is a primrose, so you're right about that. The number one is Phlox and number four is Coral Bells. You have some LOVELY specimens, my friend!! :) Pretty perennials for all seasons. I haven't been able to post as much either, as we have been very busy tool. It's that time of the year, right?

    Thanks for your visits and comments on my kitchen tweaks and the Southport cottages. I appreciate you so much. :-D

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  28. Wow none of those flowers look familiar except the primroses! They grow on our beaches here

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  29. Looks like lovely plants. We have a couple shady areas. Lots of hostas growing here.

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  30. When Kevin and Molly were moving into their new house, she was all for pulling something out and I warned her -- give it a season. If you hate whatever it is by August, chances are you'll hate it forever and you'll have time to plant something new. But wait and see. You are so wise! I love what I saw here -- and I'll look forward to seeing what you do to enhance it even more next spring!

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  31. Your beds are beautiful, Shelia! I know you've enjoyed seeing pretties pop up all over yard, with this being your first Spring/Summer season in your new home. I'm sure your new mulch will make it all look even "that" much more pretty! I love hostas, too, and am getting ready to plant a few of those (and my faves, which are double knock out rose bushes ... can't kill either of them)! LOL

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  32. Such fun seeing what's to come in the garden.! I love hosta too. You have so many beautiful flowers and greenery Shelia!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  33. Boo dough.... so cute! My brother used to call trains Woo Gings. My parents didn't know why until we were at the tracks and the train went by. The train made the whistle noise Woo Woo and when the bars came down to stop the cars, they made the noise ging ging ging. Mystery solved or at least we think LOL

    Looks like you all had a great time :)

    xo,
    rue

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  34. The above comment was supposed to go on your last post LOL I'm so out of it this morning... sigh. I need more coffee ;)

    Anyway, the garden is looking beautiful, Shelia! I have no idea what any of those plants are called, but I'll check out the comments, because I'm curious too.

    Have a fun weekend and don't work too hard :)

    xo,
    rue

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  35. Hi Shelia,

    Your flower beds are looking so pretty. It won't be long before they've bloomed into bigger bursts of colour and scent. I have yet to breathe in the fragrance of Lily of the Valley and must do so before their peak time plunges! Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

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  36. #1 is garden phlox, #2 is a bleeding heart, #3 is euonymus, #4 is coral bells and #5 is bugle weed. Hope this helps! Pretty garden bed!

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  37. Just gorgeous, Shelia. I love tulips but they just do not do well in Texas.

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