Monday, May 11, 2009

It's Bloomin' Tuesday in Colorado...

Today for Bloomin' Tuesday I am featuring the little rock garden by my front door. This petite garden consists mostly of perennials, but I also plant a few annuals just to add a little color throughout the summer months. It's mostly shaded, but faces west so it gets a lot of heat in the afternoon, and most flowers -- whether they are shade loving or sun loving -- seem to do quite well. Here's what it looks like today...

Bleeding Heart...

Hosta and Candytuft...

Primrose...

Creeping Phlox...

Iceland Poppy...

Happy yellow-faced Pansies...

Diascia "Flying Colors"...

We also have a cool little spruce tree in this garden area. Its funky round shape adds a little character to the area. Below the tree is my "cat." My mother bought this for me in California years ago. It's a painted rock. She didn't realize how heavy it was until after she paid for it and went to pick it up. Then because they loved me, she and my dad lugged that feline through two airports before it was unceremoniously dropped it into my hands. Anyway, she (the cat -- not my mother) must have eaten her fair share of Meow Mix in her lifetime, because she weighs a ton. In fact I would venture to say that this cat weighs more than my mother.

Much to the delight of every bird in our neighborhood, there are strawberry plants that surround this little rock garden. I imagine these strawberries taste delightful, but we wouldn't know. Let's just say we have a lot of fat, happy birds in our neighborhood thanks to this little strawberry garden. You'd think our "cat" would guard those strawberries a little more faithfully, but she just sits there like a rock!

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11 comments:

Darla said...

Love the creeping phlox and that cat! You would think it would scare some of the birds.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

I love that cat. Thanks for sharing it and your beautiful flowers.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Hey HayHay said...

I love you're cat! She's a cutie! And the creeping phlox is beautiful too! Now i can't wait to plants some blooms of my own soon!

Paula said...

WOOHOO! Love your blooms! SO cheery.
Paula

Wanita said...

Your rock garden is very pretty! I planted creeping phlox last fall, so they are still quite small. I hope they do as well as yours.

Thanks for visting me.

Blessings,
Wanita

Jean said...

What a lovely colorful little area to welcome visitors! I'm not a cat fan but yours is cute!lol I love the new button you made! Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

~~Rhonda said...

I love the kitty. How cute is that?? ~~Rhonda :)

Aiyana said...

I've never seen a spruce tree shaped like that. Very unusual. Did you do the cat rock? It's great!
Aiyana

MiaKatia said...

Love the bleeding heart. You are inspiring me to actually get planting. I am compiling a list of plants I love.

Kristine said...

I love bleeding hearts! I think they are so delicate and pretty :) I'm not a cat fan, mostly because I'm allergic, but yours is pretty cute! You have so many fun things in your flower garden!

Bernie* said...

Beautiful flowers.
What you refer to as candytuft - I am sure is Sweet Woodruf. It is similar to candytuft, but candytuft has a larger flower.
You have a very nice blog.
Blessings...........