Wednesday, April 29, 2009

An afternoon in the garden

Today is so beautiful and there's so much going on in the garden...I had to get out and take some pictures. The garden is looking incredible lately. In truth, I can't take any credit, or much anyway. This is mostly my husband's project and he's been working at it for the last seven years or so to get it looking like it is now.

It was nice to take a break from taking pictures of my work and just play around. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Enjoy!

This is the back garden which is shaded for most of the day. I love all the contrast in the shapes and shades of green. We do get a few flowers back here, even with the shade. You can see little bits of the red Turk's Cap flowers towards the back. The irises in the front are sending up flower spikes, and the shade violets are just coming up.

Butterfly iris.

I'm not sure what this plant is called. The flower is like a giant dandelion. I love this moment of unfurling.

The dwarf apricot is fruiting this year! I wonder if the fruit is edible.

Day lilies, with the massive marjoram plant behind.

Varigated shell ginger. Some of my favorite foliage. I can't wait until this blooms...the most beautiful flowers ever!


Sara at Soap Rehab said...

What a beautiful garden!! :)

Sara Hopp Harper said...

Thanks- I love it! I have to give my husband most of the credit though- it's his baby.