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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday walk in my garden

As much as I don't care for pink, I adore my bleeding heart. It's HUGE but I'm not sure if it will get any taller this year. Above that 4th row of siding is the windowsill, which is just about chin level for me.
The finger is pointing to my purple phlox which I hope to move soon since it gets buried behind the BH. 
These are Solomon's Seal. I bought a few of them at a local plant sale a few years back and they continue to spread. I should have gotten a closeup of the little white "bell" flowers that hang under the leaves.
In the middle is my elephant ear hosta...one of these years I am hoping it will get as big as advertised.
I love how hosta unfurl as they grow. The bigger plant on the right is a pretty 2 color hosta. The mini on the left is a single shade of green and for quite a while I didn't think it survived the winter. That and a certain B&W cat who likes to walk thru this garden...
This is another mini hosta that I bought solely for it's name, altho the rounded leaves are pretty.
Denise? Are you watching??!!
These photos didn't turn out as well as I had thought at home but I am still hoping y'all can help me identify it. I bought it at a plant sale last year labeled as a Hellebore, which it clearly is not. It did not flower last year but does get about 2 feet tall. It barely died over the winter, retaining it's green leaves until early this spring. Any thoughts on where to start looking for a plant name would be appreciated!!

I'll save the photos of my (kinda new) peony garden for next Wednesday's garden walk. Mine grow really slow but the fact that all 4 are making progress and one even has buds is a great sign in my book :)


Janet O. said...

Your plants look good. I just walked through my gardens this morning, finally spraying down the weeds I haven't been able to stay on top of. Maybe now something pretty can grow. : )

Missy Shay said...

I'm thinking of buying hostas when I buy a house.

Vireya said...

Your mystery plant could be a hellebore. Do a search for Helleborus multifidus and see if that looks like your plant.

Carla said...

I love seeing little glimpses of your house and garden : )

margaret said...

enjoyed strolling through your garden with you, last night I wrestled with my bleeding heart to tie it up as the wind had sent it flying! Do you get lots of slugs with your hostas, here they love them so do not have them in my garden as have more than enough slugs already