Thursday, June 25, 2020

Iris again

Back at  Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
  The Japanese Iris are at full bloom just now . 

The clumps are huge , so are the size of the blooms . It isn't so easy to get in to weed these days.















Two hours of removing spent blooms ...

...I 'll have this full soon enough .
Heres Terry taking photos as well .


I took possession of a nice freshly plowed row . No Iris , just my spare Annuals I grew this year from seed.  

Monday, June 22, 2020

This morning in the garden

The pond  and all the poppies that survived my daily plucking out.  The one surviving very big gold fish survived another attack . 




This one !  I was greeted by  big flapping wings making a get away  the other morning .
 A Great Blue Heron  ?









Thursday, May 21, 2020

A favorite bit

Since I removed most of the planting under the Plum tree , this has become my favorite  part of the garden .   I still need to move a few things , but I love  the  mass of Millet grass , it self seeds like crazy ! But easily pulls out . 

A. sciulum bularicum : Nectaroscordum siculum ssp ...phew
Has been getting about nicely. And I can see lots of poppies in the background.

Styrax japonica 'evening light' with the sprays of Bowles effusm aureum or Bowles golden grass or Golden Millet grass ...



Friday, May 15, 2020

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day

Another bloom day post from Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden .  It is Iris season after all , and last month I only had the miniatures to show.

Once again I haven't taken note of the names . And they are in no kind of order. I just snapped away this morning .





Here is Terry ..six feet away . And his beautiful home . He was an architect before starting his Iris and Orchid  farm.




























Happy Bloom Day