Garden Update – More Purples and Pinks Too

Anyone up for another garden update? More shades of purple this time. Hope that’s okay with you non-purple lovers! There’s a bright pink teaser towards the end, so stick with me.

I love it when the alliums bloom. We have a little forest of them along our back fence line. They are the giant puff ball queens of the garden. One flower can measure up to 10 inches around!

We have two kinds of irises throughout our gardens, including these traditional bearded iris,

and clusters of Siberian iris, both gorgeous.

I found a couple big beautiful blooms on our clematis plant. I am always surprised at how big they get – about as big as my hand!

I also love having columbine flowers in our gardens because they are so delicate looking, and they make me miss living in Colorado where they are the state flower.

Our dwarf lilac bush is blooming beautifully! It’s been limping along for a couple years.

Now, on to our pink update. We have a row of wegelia shrubs on one side of our backyard patio which provide a nice hedge of privacy. They have been filling out nicely with these little flowers.

The peonies are starting to open! Aren’t they magnificent?

This is the first year our light pink peonies have bloomed since we planted them about five years ago. Didn’t think they were going to make it, and now they are amazing.

Always wonderful to find such an abundance of blossoms in our gardens throughout spring and summer!

10 comments

  • I always love seeing your alliums! Every time I see some around here I think of you 🙂

  • Your garden is GORGEOUS, Terri! I love it! You have so many flowers and shrubs that I love. So many beautiful colors… love purples and pinks!! Thanks for sharing! Bet that lilac smells amazing!

  • The alliums make me want some. Your peonies are gorgeous,mine is hanging on with this constant heat and the bulb I planted I am still hoping it pops up out of the ground;) We have columbine, but it is struggling too. Red flowers on them. i think they are still getting established to their new home. I wanted to get a lilac bush,but they don’t do well around here–too hot go figure!!

    My inlaws have clematis and there’s are huge–it is a vine isn’t it? He was telling me about them the other day.

    On a good note-lol-we planted zinnia and cypress vine flower seeds and they are doing great. Oh and also a moonflower vine which is growing well.

    I just love gardening as you do:)

    Your pictures are breathtaking Terri.

  • I always forward your flower posts along to my hubby-he loves ’em! Your garden looks great! I love the irises. We have some too-a woman that works with Andrew gave us some bulbs a few years back and they’re GIANT now! I really like to Columbines too-we have some in the front garden. Like you said, they’re so delicate and pretty 🙂

  • Love the peonies and the columbine! And those alliums sure are dramatic!

  • Hi Terri! Your garden looks wonderful and all the flowers so beautiful! I love peonies!
    xxx Teje

  • I love your alliums! Thanks for posting all of these beautiful flowers – your garden looks so pretty. How wonderful that all of the plants you had almost given up hope on are thriving away. Such beautiful peonies.

    Ahhhh bliss 🙂

  • Hello Terri,

    I was disappointed to read that there are people who don’t like purple flowers!!! Your garden is blooming so well. I can’t believe how much it comes alive after your Winter photo’s of your garden. You must have some very green fingers.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  • Oh my goodness, your flowers are wonderful! The alliums get my vote for the most fun flowers ever!

  • I’m jealous! You have all of the flowers we can’t grow here~except for the Iris. Your garden is beautiful!

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