Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Stroll Through My Garden

Hello Everyone,

We have had some beautiful weather and my flowers are blooming!! So I took this opportunity to stroll through and take some photos. Enjoy!



This Peony is one of my favorites as it has two of my favorite colors fuchsia and yellow.


A White Iris. I do have some Double Bearded Iris, but they were not quite in bloom.


Baptisia Australis, my husband affectionately calls the asparagus plant. The reason, when it first starts shooting up it looks like asparagus.


My white peony, Festivus Maximus.


Geranium or Cranes Bill. Again, love the hot pink.


Another peony in pink.


Fringe tree or Old Man's Beard. A truly unique tree.


This peony is unique with pink petals on the outside and white on the inside.



I hope you have enjoyed your tour. I do have one question though... for those of you who have knowledge of peonies, because they attract ants, how do you cut them and take them inside to display without taking the ants?

Until Next Time...


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28 comments:

Pat said...

Wanda at Exuberant Color spoke about the ant situation on her blog recently. She said she cuts them and puts them in a vase of water but leaves them out in the garage for a day. Then...by the time she brings them inside, the ants have left the flower. If you don't have a garage, I guess you could just leave them somewhere outside in a vase of water and you'd have the same results. LOVELY flowers you have. Funny....MY post today is about flowers, too...plus I put a wonderful hydrangea flower as my header photo now on my blog!!!

Cathi said...

Your flowers are so gorgeous!! My mother used to use a deep bucket to get rid of the ants -- she'd fill it with cool water, and dip the peonies in it for up to 30 seconds to get rid of the ants. We always had peonies in the house when they were in season and never had an ant problem.

Simone de Klerk said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Melinda said...

my experience is that no ants no flowers they are there to chew off the outer layers wait for them to do their job but before it blooms while it is still round brush those peskie ants away cut and place in your favorite vase in a day or two you will have blooms without those unfortuneatly nessisary little buggers. I will be calling I want to start a quilting business.

Barb said...

Seems everyone in bloggy land is writing about their beautiful gardens and I am enjoying each and every one of them... only jealous cause I can't even grow weeds! All my flowers are the fabric kind.

Stephanie said...

Such prettiness. Our peonies are "spent" already. They were absolutely gorgeous until a storm came and beat them to the ground. Love the delicate little flowers on the crane's bill.

karenfae said...

When I read your post this morning I remembered how far north you actually are! My peonies were blooming at the end of April and early May same with the iris's. For peonies I shake them gently and kind of knock all the ants off as I cut them. Then when I bring them in the house and arrange I check them once again and occasionally find one or more and just take them off - works for me.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Janet said...

Wow, your flowers look in peak condition and how nice to see the sun shining on them. Gorgeous photos.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Peonys are a favorite of mine. They smell so pretty. I would just snip a couple and bring them inside to float in a dish.

Terry said...

Your peonies are so pretty! Mine are done now...they last blooms got knocked off in the big rainstorms we've had the past week. Love your other flowers too! :0)

Laura said...

Beautiful flowers! Your garden must be stunning!

Sequana said...

I was going to tell you to check with Wanda, but I see Pat already laid it out for you. *S* If I remember, that is exactly what Wanda did.

Tina said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tour!

Poppyprint said...

Beautiful post! I've got the same weigelia!

Lori said...

Lovely!

Don't they make an ant resistant peony?

Munaiba said...

That white Iris is superb.

Vivian said...

Lovely flowers, Jackie. Thanks for sharing your green thumb tour with us.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for the beautiful flower show Jackie! I leave my peonies on the plant so I don't have to deal with the ants.

PamKittyMorning said...

Lovely flowers...I'm pea green. For ants and aphids on my plants, i fill the sink with cool water with dish soap and just douse all my flowers in there, then let 'drip dry' on the counter in the vase. It seems to work for most of my flowers, maybe will work for peonies.

Kerrie said...

Hi, I came over from the Country Cellar and so glad I did! Your blog is wonderful!

Sherri said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love peonies but I don't have any. I'm sad my iris' are done. But my lilacs are in bloom. Lovely.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Love them all Jackie! :) I don't think you'll be surprised to know that I scoot the ants on to my finger to take them off. ;D But maybe if you shoot them with water, like you do for aphids? I don't know...the buds couldn't be open at the time...

Shirleyquilts said...

Beautiful flowers, Jackie. I especially like the fuscia and yellow ones, too. My peonies are already gone.

I'm reading the responses about the ants, too. I've had the same experience that you have.

Robyn said...

Jackie, they're all so beautiful!!
I love wandering in the garden with my camera too :)

pratima said...

Jackie, the flowers from your garden are breathtaking! Thanks for the visual treat :)

Suzie said...

What a wonderful garden you have! A beautiful place to find peace and also inspiration.

PunkiePie said...

Gorgeous! I love the smell of peonies but I don't have any in my garden.

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