Ann of Amateur Bot-ann-ist and I created a new Facebook group for garden bloggers in Oregon.  If you’re a garden blogger in Oregon (or nearby!), get on Facebook and send me a friend request so I can get you in the group!  We are planning a garden tour of bloggers’ gardens for garden bloggers.

Garden Bloggers’ Bud Day: May 2012

Today is the day when Garden Bloggers celebrate flower buds!

Hebe

Penstemon barbatus ‘Schooley’s Coral’

Lilium formasanum var pricei

Liatris

Digitalis trojana

Ixia

Primula vialii

Cynara cardunculus

Papaver

Hollyhock

Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Arctic Summer’

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Ice Star’

Lilly

Monardella macrantha

Triteleia laxa

Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii

Kalmia

Garden Bloggers’ Bud Day hosted by Cathy, at March into Gardening

Aristea major.  I’ve had my eye on this one for a while and thought I’d have to mail order it from Annie’s.  Luckily Cistus carries it and I was tipped off thanks to plantlust.com.

I’m beginning to see why some gardeners don’t like orange flowers.  This photo does not do justice to the flat blazing orange of these flowers.

Best. Astrantia. Ever.

Astrantia major ‘Hadspen Blood’.  Sorry Scott, I have the best Astrantia.

Best Buds.  Geranium shikokianum and ??

same border. up close.

One Year Later

April 2011

May 2012

This bed still needs a lot of work, but one year can make a big difference.  Big Thanks to Lauren Hall-Behrens of Lillyvilla Gardens for advice with the planting scheme.  Now I  just need more of everything that’s here.