Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In The Garden 041712

I hope everyone has had a good week so far. I walked around and snapped a couple of photos of a few things in the garden. The first is a photo of my Grandmother’s rose. She told me once it had been passed down for several generations. I have no idea what the name of it is. When I dug it up from her yard after she passed it actually had a root on it almost the size of a Nerf football. It was the biggest thing I’ve ever seen.


This next plant is ‘Anthony Waterer’ spirea. I think it has a beautiful bloom. Such a pretty color, don’t you think?


Every now and then it puts out a variegated shoot and I’ve often wondered if I rooted it, would it make a completely variegated shrub. An entirely ivory colored shrub would be incredible. I know it would need protecting from the sun. I might just give it a try and see what happens.


‘Beverly Sills’ is putting on a good show. It’s always the fourth bearded iris to bloom in my garden. I lost a huge stand of them to iris borers last year. As a matter of fact I lost a lot of gorgeous irises to those nasty rascals.


Enjoy the upcoming weekend. I’m having a special guest from out of town and something tells me I will be buying plants. So maybe I’ll have something new to put in the garden and share with you guys. The photo below is ‘Stella De Oro’. See you soon!



  1. Good to see you here. I would so try to root that Albino shoot! So, Anthony Waterer is a shade spirea? I had a rooted piece and I lost it.

  2. Don't fret about missing my blog. The one I am using now is my very first blog ever. I just missed it so I deleted wordpress and went back. I HATE wordpress. I do have another morefamilyandflowers-darla.blogspot but I don't really use it either. Glad you found me though.

  3. Iris borers are horrid. I've had problems with them because I sometimes plant irises in the shade and mulch the rhizomes. This is a big no no. But, as I have found out many irises are resistant to borers and rot but just to be sure plant them high on the ground, no mulch and no shade. Fine Gardening talked about this very same problem. Your grandmothers rose is such a nice thing because of the connection and the beauty.

  4. Your grandmother's rose is glorious! How wonderful that you have it. I have spirea 'Neon Flash' that is a cross with your AW. I love spirea.
    Here's a link about the variegation anomaly

  5. Randy,
    So much beauty!!! Glad you just took the time to walk around and admire it for yourself. I think some times we get so involved in the doing of the garden we don’t spend enough time viewing the garden. Those rose are wonderful and third generation, at least, amazing. A creamy green spirea with that contrasting bloom cluster would be an awesome, please give it a try and keep us updated. And finally the picture of Beverly and Stella speak for themselves. Hoping you have a pleasant remainder of the week and sounds like a great weekend ahead. – gary

  6. Gary is right! We go to work and weekend is a time for our family and our garden. My mother often asked me do I have enough time for walking or sitting in my garden and enjoy the beauty of flowers and green lawn. I don`t have much time for that! Especially in summer during my vacation I am too busy in my garden(more working hard, less enjoying). Now at the end of school year I am also too busy (work at primary school). Waiting Friday evening - it is time for enjoying - two free days waiting for my garden!

    The pink rose is so glorious, your garden looks like a royal garden!


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