Garden Flower Update

July 3, 2009

Here are some recent shots of the flowers we decided to have in the garden this year.  We thought we’d stick to the ones that do well, after experimenting with various plants in previous years.

I don’t know the names of a few of them, so if anyone knows, please comment and give me the real name of the flower.


Bleeding Heart (and oldie, but goodie)

I just call this a Pink Bell flower. I can’t remember the real name, so if anyone knows for sure, let me know.

Our Irises did well this year.

Peonies, another oldie but goodie!

Here are my Hostas before they flowered …

and after. You can’t have these growing in any area where deer congregate, otherwise they become deer-salad.

We’ve kept most of the tiger lilies in their original locations from last year. They do very well and keep their colour and shape for quite some time.

Two different types of clematis. The red variant is doing much better this year than it did last season.

The buttercups grow as fast as weeds, but give the garden lots of bright colour.

Thanks to sandrasoul, I now know this perennial as white plumes of the astilbe.


Cosmos (attracts the butterflies)

purple_bud_1 purple_bud_2
If anyone know the name of this purple flower, please let me know.


8 Responses to “Garden Flower Update”

  1. sandrasoul Says:

    Hi there, kittyburgers 😉 great garden fella! pretty flower pics, I can help you with the unknown perennial you have pictured, the one in between the buttercups and cosmos, those are the white plumes of the astilbe, my friend ! I have some too, mine bloom in pale pink-white with darker foliage, good for shady moist areas. Hope this helps ! ciao xo

    • kittyburgers Says:

      Thanks for letting me know. I shall edit the caption under the photo! 😉 I wish there was some sort of visual database one could look through. I know there are some, but most just aren’t that comprehensive.

  2. Heather Says:

    The Pink Bell Flower is called a “Heuchera” I think!! Thanks for the pictures! 🙂

    • Ted Says:

      Yes, Heuchera, or coral bells. I have never heard of the name buttercup for what you have pictured. We call these four o’clocks (probably due to having four petals each. A very old plant from my grandmother’s garden. spreads like a weed from underground roots.
      Happy gardening.

  3. Andrea Harris Says:

    The purple flower looks like spiderwort.

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