Blog post: The plan: Don't you love surprises

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Apr 5, 2012 11:31 AM CST
At least beautiful ones like this Lovey dubby

It's just lovely Sharon and your stacks and brickwork perfectly compliment the beautiful flowers.

I just picked a bouquet for the table - iris, weigela, red rose, yellow rose Lovey dubby

And now mother nature is showing her other side here in a bit - thundering and dark Crying
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Sharon
Apr 5, 2012 11:39 AM CST
It's a little dreary and cooler here, too, Vic, which made the photos much clearer this morning. Everything was suddenly a much darker blue around here.

Oh yeah, love those surprises.
Along with the clematis, here's another section of the back yard, also blue and white.

Thumb of 2012-04-05/Sharon/7bdbd6

I also have roses blooming and when the daylilies start, it will all transform itself again, reds and yellows, corals and purples. No blues for the daylilies, though, so I need to enjoy this blue while I have it.
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Samigal
Apr 5, 2012 11:50 AM CST
I love it all, such a green, or is it blue and white, thumb you have. Going to a gardening RU on the 14th and hope to acquire some "color" for my yard. Group hug
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Sharon
Apr 5, 2012 11:55 AM CST
Hi Pegi!!

Believe me, this wasn't the plan. It just all happened, all blooming at the same time, which is really unusual. The irises, the columbine and the heuchera are all a month early and it's a little early for the dead rhody to be blooming too. I actually thought it would not bloom this year. So it's all in the timing, I think, and I didn't have a thing to do with that.

I hope you get wonderful things at the RU!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Apr 5, 2012 12:12 PM CST
I just added azalea and columbine to my bouquet Green Grin!
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Sharon
Apr 5, 2012 12:15 PM CST
Yeah!!

What's your zone, Vicki? We seem to have many of the same things blooming.
You are south-er but I'm west-er, so maybe it is fairly similar.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Apr 5, 2012 12:33 PM CST
Same as you Sharon - 7a - Green Grin!

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Apr 5, 2012 12:49 PM CST
Wow! A wedgewood garden. I love the blue iris. The only one I saw here this year was a wine coloured.

I have wild invasive clematis, I so much more love the tame one's.
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Sharon
Apr 5, 2012 12:52 PM CST
Wedgewood.
I hadn't thought of that; only you, Gloria would ever think of wedgewood.

This is my first clematis ever. I hope I don't kill it.
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Mindy03
Apr 6, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Beautiful Sharon. Mother Nature has been giving me surprises this year also. Everything is blooming a month early. Then last week my MIL's old tulips which I never did dig up bloomed for the first time since after her death 20 years ago. Things I didn't think made through our mild winter are suddenly sprouting leaves.

I'm now watching and waiting to see what else She has in store for me to enjoy.
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Sharon
Apr 6, 2012 10:35 AM CST
Nice surprises this year, really nice surprises. Amazing about your MIL's tulips. I love that.
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