Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, June 19, 2010


The sun is shining today, the air is warmer, and I spent most of the day in the garden. As many of you know, the weather here in the Pacific Northwest has been uncommonly cool and wet, so I have not done much around the yard at all. In fact my mood has been rather gloomy like the long days, but now the sun is shining, I have perked up and hope summer will truly be here to stay.
Even though we have complained about the over abundance of rain, the plants in my garden are looking lovely, and I am happy that I have not had a problem with mildew as some other gardeners have.

This pot of stock, lives in a corner of my vegetable garden, and fills the air with a wonderful fragrance.

The hydrangea has smaller blooms this year, but look how many are on the plant.

This rose I was going to toss out, but changed my mind and planted it on the outside of the fence surrounding the vegetable garden. It seems to be happy here, so for now, it can stay.

Anyone know the name of the pretty pink flower?


Ami said...

I would be happy too with so many beautiful flowers in the garden! The weather in my neck of the woods (florida) has been real hot and humid for quite a while now. Wish we can borrow some coolness from you :)

I also had stock planted in my garden as winter annual. It is deep pink color, and love that sweet scent. But in terms of the color, I definitely love yours better! The purple/blue is one of my favorite garden colors!

Sorry I can not help your with the id of that pink flower. It is very pretty. Hope somebody out there can help you.

Happy gardening!

~~ Ami from Florida

Ali Honey said...

I think it's Lychnis coronaria. I prefer it in the white( alba ) as it's leaves are even greyer, as a contrast foliage plant. Both seed down really freely.

The snap dragons are lovely. Happy gardening.

Alison said...

You have sun today where you are? No sign of it here, just south of Seattle. I am so bummed by this weather.

Your pink flower is rose campion (Latin name Lychnis coronaria).

meemsnyc said...

Your snapdragon and stock look great! Does your hydrangea get a lot of sun, or is it mostly in shade? We planted a hydrangea and it lost all its leaves and died. I think it was too hot in the sun, though it gets some shade.

Ellada said...

It's very nice to watch a garden, like your's, full of flowers

Darla said...

Looks like your plants enjoyed the rain. Love the pot of stock.

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

Oh how beautiful everything is. I do not usually leave comments all the time, but I read all of your posts and you have such a lovely garden. I can just imagine how beautiful it is in person. God bless....Brooke

Carrie said...

Ahh, a happy garden indeed full of colours and scents - yummy.

Anonymous said...

I am jealous seeing your garden.I wish I have a garden such like yours. You have plenty of nice flowers in your garden.Thank you for sharing such a post.Happy Gardening.
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Joyce said...

Your flowers are just awesome. I love the hydrangea in the barrel, idea happening. I love stock also. I have seed just haven't planted yet, I'm bad. And you know fences make good neighbors :) And I love all your containers. I have to do more containers. Great blog, thanks