a few photos from the garden…

Tom downloaded images off his camera today and there were a bunch of the garden, so I thought I would share some of them:
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For Christmas, Tom got me a peony plant- it was basically a root sticking out of a tiny pot of soil. So I transplanted it, put it in the sun, and within two weeks it grew to about knee-high and BLOOMED.

We had a few days with the beautiful flower, then the plant slowly withered and turned brown. I know we are totally out of zone with this one, and I’m going to bring it inside and see if I can’t coax it back, but I wanted to give it a try. Plus, we got that beautiful blossom. I try and think about it in terms of cut flowers- a bouquet of flowers is much more expensive than a plant, and so it was totally worth it. The flower was pretty dazzling!

Onto something a little more approrpaite for this zone:

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My Cheri hibiscus finally bloomed again- we got two huge coral-orange blooms. Beautiful.
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This year I actually just let the nasturtium go as opposed to trying to keep them contained and I’m very pleased with the way it’s all going. It’s kind of crazy and wild, so I am keeping them in their own areas around the lanai and just letting them go crazy. This one is on the far, shady side of lanai and creeps into the pool from time to time.
Finally, some geraniums. Very usual and common, I know, but something about them really makes me happy:
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Comments 2

  1. Misti wrote:

    Your nasturiums look really nice! Some of mine died over the winter but are now coming back. Hoping for some nice blooms soon.

    Posted 29 Mar 2013 at 9:28 am
  2. Donna wrote:

    My papaw loved peonies!

    Posted 25 Apr 2013 at 9:12 pm

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