Thiago's Gardening Journal

June 15, 2008

The poppie blooms are on their way out, but the roses are starting to already come in strong. There are also several more plants which have yet to bloom (more fun to come!).

June 23, 2008

The rose bushes are in full bloom (especially the one in the front yard). The columbines along the driveway are still holding up. The Rose Campion is blooming nicely.

I think these are Delphinium grandiflorum (Siberian larkspur).

July 7, 2008

The day lilies are finally blooming. Only a couple roses are left.

September 9, 2008

The Salvia nemorosa sage is still producing flowers as long as I remember to keep pinching off the flower stalks.

I also have some unidentified herb that is finally putting out lots of pretty flowers.

The Hibiscus syriacus shrubs started blooming several weeks ago and are showing no signs of stopping any time soon.

In the front yard the roses are once again blooming (there was a month long gap between blooms). And I've got some pretty flowers (Hollyhocks) growing that self-sowed from a neighbor's yard. Hopefully it'll come back next year.

October 22, 2008

After several weeks of traveling, I finally had some time to get rid of my smelly and slimy infestation of stinkhorn (Phallus hadriani). That has got to be the grossest thing I've ever had grow in my yard. The eggs (volva) remain underground and are apparently eaten with zeal in some eastern countries. I love eating mushroom and I love eastern food, but these I threw away with zeal. Alas, I only took pictures after I had dug them all out, but there's more great pictures available at the mushroom expert.

As for things I actually enjoy, this is still flowering nicely.

And here we can see that most of the flowers left are from annuals.

March 2, 2009

A long 50 degree heat wave has started waking up the garden. The snowdrops (Galanthus) have been blooming for some days now, the tulips are starting to poke out of the ground, and the rose bushes are already budding.

March 3, 2009

Slightly warmer and sunnier today and now the snowdrops have opened up their flowers. The Crocuses are also now out.

March 14, 2009

The Crocuses and snowdrops (they're in the photo if you look closely) are still in full force.

April 5, 2009

The grape hycinth (Muscari), some other flower I don't know of, and the tulips are now in full bloom.

April 18, 2009

All the tulips are now blooming. The Hyacinths (pink flower) smell really good.

May 22, 2009

My recently planted concord grape vine! I added two thick wires so two vines can grow up to the pergola.

Irises in full bloom (they don't seem to last long).

Columbines (with some poppies in the background).

The Salvia nemorosa sage with more poppies in the background.

I sometimes forget that this shrub flowers. It does flower!

May 26, 2009

Shrub with falling petals after storm.


Garden is now in full swing. Roses and peonies are starting to bloom. Poppies are in full bloom.

In just a few days the grape vine has grown noticeably taller.

May 30, 2009

Four more days and now the roses and peonies are in full bloom.

June 25, 2009

The summer flowers are all out now. The foxgloves were planted this year.

The daylilies are blooming. We can still see some Dianthus under the rose bush. The purple flowers (need to figure out the name!) along the driveway are going strong.

Delphinium grandiflorum next to a pitiful looking rose bush that never does well with flowers.

June 26, 2009

The daylilies are going strong.

June 28, 2009

The hollyhocks which were self-seeded are doing really well this year!

Aug 12, 2009

Grape vine made it all the way up to the top of the pergola.