Saturday, May 7, 2011

I've Been Taking Pictures of You



















Queen of Night tulips



















Pasque flower



















White Triumpheter tulip

















Prairie Fire crabapple














Shooting Star














Prairie Fire crabapple



















Fenceline














Garden from deck














Side garden and entrance














At the fountain

I'm revving up for the garden tour. Mulching paths, moving plants, filling in holes, soon to add steppers, patching lawn, ordering signs. Father's Day. 2011. Husky / ominous movie trailer voice.

11 comments:

Tawnysha Greene said...

Beautiful pics!

scottweberpdx said...

The light through the pasque flower is stunning! I'm so envious of your back yard...it just keeps looking better and better.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Tawnysha--Thanks! It provides a lot of writerly inspiration; as in, when I can't write, I dig something util I flush out the words with sweat. Check out he garden in 2010: http://deepmiddle.blogspot.com/2010/07/happy-birthday-to-me-and-garden.html
Scott--Hey, you have nothing to be jealous about. But, come back in August and see heaven on earth. I am always amazed that somethin flat to the ground can grow, say, 6 or 12 feet in one year.

Susan in the Pink Hat said...

Liking the pasque flower. You just want to pet them.

Indoor Fountains said...

Simply magnificent!!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Benjamin,

You can definitely do it. Your garden is looking simply fabulous. I love the arbor and the stepping stones. Is that a fountain? So cool. Good luck on getting it all done. Don't kill yourself.~~Dee

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Benjamin,

You can definitely do it. Your garden is looking simply fabulous. I love the arbor and the stepping stones. Is that a fountain? So cool. Good luck on getting it all done. Don't kill yourself.~~Dee

Benjamin Vogt said...

Susan--They're so soft, like bunny tails! I do touch them. Nicely.
IF--It's growing so fast now, likely the 90 degree temps, which is what, 20 above normal?
Dee--Yep, that's a fountain! I haven't had it on yet because it's been so windy (what else is new on the Plains). I have to fill it up every 3 days if it stays windy, which is good for the robins.

Christine B. said...

I left my 'Prairiefire' crabapple at my last garden and am really missing it after your picture of one in bloom. Sniff, sniff.

Don't forget a table with treats for the tour...you may stave off a riot.

Christine in Alaska, no tour, no garden...yet

Benjamin Vogt said...

Christine--You shouldn't have moved. I'm mailing you crabaple petals. You may glue them to any tree you see fit to get the crabapple effect. Yer welcome.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed your photos. The one of the pasque flower is my favorite. Your garden is awesome! I look forward to seeing it in person.