Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday at the Sheppard house

I've been working a lot more hours then I had planned this week and last. So, I am learning to take breaks and go walk the garden with camera in hand. It's a wonderful mental health break.

Hosta is one of my all time favorite plants. There are so many kinds! I'd love to collect every kind available...but I don't know where I'd put them all.

I have both a white and old-fashioned pink bleeding heart bush on the north side of our house. You can see, they are doing very well. I just love the flowers, like little angel wings.

This is the only time of year that I like this pulmonaria plant. After the blooms are spent - I wish the thing would just die back down to the ground and be unseen. It always looks sloppy after the blooms are gone. But while they're blooming - they're so pretty.

Funny, I don't REMEMBER planting that there! It must be a new plant...something like SmileyMutt plant, Dog with 'Tude plant.

The raspberry bed is looking good. I love those determined-not-to-die tulips in the midst of the patch!

Last year, I thought we'd lost our climbing rose. But it's looking good and climbing fast. That's what I was hoping for. Now I need to figure out how to get it to fill in some.

I wasn't sure if the Princess Diana clematis would come back this year, after the winter we had - but it's looking pretty good. Can't wait for the blooms this summer.

Well, just a quick update on the Sheppard garden. What's happening in yours? Go to MsGreen"thumb"Jean and share you pics, or view other garden pics. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

The blue blossoms on the pulmonaria plant are very pretty.

Jean said...

My hosta are just beginning to unfurl! I love the pink and white bleeding heart. I'm glad your plants came beck after the rough winter. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

Alea said...

The bleeding heart is beautiful! I have some plants that I wish would die back after they bllom as well - I just try to plant lots of other flowering plants around them as a disguise. :-)

Suzanne said...

Everything looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love the 'Smiley Mutt' plant, lol. Very pretty blooms today. :)

Paula said...

Your yard is coming to life! I love Hosta's too - so great to see your's so healthy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Paula from Idaho http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/