Month: June 2016

June

Early Summer Blooms

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ROSA jude the obscure PAPAVER NUDICAULE champagne bubbles, meadow pastels

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Too much goodness in this photos. A new favorite is the little white forget me not flowers, they’re OMPHALODES LINIFOLIA venus’s navelwort <3

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ANEMONE CORONARIA with some frilly snapdragons in the background

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ROSA brother cadfael, a little crispy with the warm spring/early summer we’ve had this year. Still smells amazing

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sweet peas, icelandic poppies, bupleurum, candytuft, venus’s navelwort, feverfew

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LATHYRUS ODORATUS either cupani or matucana

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GODETIA salmon princess

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NIGELLA african bride

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ANEMONE CORONARIA tried to plant ranunculus also, they are too finicky for this climate I think. The anemones were robust depite a hot/dry spring and early summer

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Spring Blooms

Spring is the best

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Peach Blossom

 

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TULIPA SYLVESTRIS this is an extremely fragrant, delicate, and naturalizing beauty. Fingers crossed for buckets of them next season!

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FRITILLARIA MELEAGRIS I was so afraid these would be finicky in my Midwestern climate but they did well in all the nooks and crannies I snuck them into. Can’t wait to add more of these from Van Engelen!

 

 

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The frits planted with tons of tulips =)

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Propagating Succulents, Ted’s Greenhouse is Tinley Park is an amazing resource for these beauties and the staff is extremely knowledgeable! They helped me choose succulents that would be easy to propagate for a beginner, such cool peeps

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AQUILEGIA VULGARIS (?) Lost the tag for this beauty, not sure of the exact variety. I’m guessing a white Nora Barlow? Anyway, beautiful and carefree. I’m starting some seeds now (in Early Summer) fingers crossed for buckets full of these beauties in spring 2017!

 

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PAPAVER NUDICAULE the first of the poppies 0_0

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HELLEBORUS HYBRID Stage to harvest for optimal vase life, not sure I’ll ever have buckets full of these beauties but I sure wish I did! They’re $$$

 

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NARCISSUS not sure of the variety, but it was a beautiful peachy pink.

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FRITILLARIA MELEAGRIS, MUSCARI and NARCISSUS

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