Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Garden Tuesday Peonies, Foam Flower, Nandina

nandina on picket fence

Up first this week is my nandina.  I love it so much.  It is one of the best all-year performers in my yard.  At this time of year, it is still sporting the bright red berries that developed over the winter.  You can see it’s new spring growth is a soft orangey-red on the top and sides.  Lovely.

Foam Flower

My foam flower is sweet and delicate and performs well in a semi-shaded corner of the yard.  It is perfect in front of the Lenten rose.  A perfect plant pairing that happened totally by accident, I assure you!


The peonies are like a teenager, seemingly growing by leaps and bounds overnight.  Seriously, I took a photo just a week or so ago, when they were shoots just coming out of the ground, now they are almost two feet tall.  Can you find the ladybug in the photo?


Who doesn’t love a mass of purple wildflowers in front of a picket fence? 

How about you, what’s in your garden this week.

Please join me for Garden Tuesday.


Joanne said...

Yay for spring in all it's glory!

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

I just realized thanks to your photos that one of the plants in my photos is the foam flower! So cool! I wondered what it was.

darlin said...

Wow, you have such a beautiful yard with gorgeous plants and flowers! It's so awesome to be seeing photos without snow, I LOVE this time of year!

Have a great week Pam!

Marjie said...

I just love the riot of color that is spring!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Beautiful pics Pam! I love these shots, very nice. xo

Barbara said...

Show us those peonies when they blossom. God, I love those!

a good yarn said...

I adore peonies so I can't wait to see those wee buds burst into bloom. Spring is defintely the growing season.

La Table De Nana said...

I love my tiarellas too Pam..right now I love everything.
I wish Creeping Charlie was edible:)