Thursday, May 26, 2011

Beautiful Spring Garden Textures

The scent of the garden in the morning feels like vacation…Friends and family comment how wonderful the garden smells.  It is a delight to stroll through the garden and notice the fresh colors and textures.
Alberta Spruce and Angelina Sedum.
Red and yellow Barberry next to chives
Years ago I started some Verbascums and am always so pleased to see them self-sow. Verbascums have a deep taproot, but you can move them when you first see their little leathery leaves. They like to grow inbetween the pavers. So when I move them I try to place them inbetween rocks or pavers. Golden Moneywort, Lysimachia nummularia weaves around it like a garland. Can you tell I love colorful leaves.
A perennial viola, Corsican viola,  along with Cornhusker Red Penstemon. This spot is next to the pond.
At the base of an old elm tree.
The other side of the old elm tree. Tiny sedums acre stays green, even though the winter in this undisturbed spot. This is where I drop odd rocks and bits of this and that.
Everywhere there is texture and color. I’m glad to be able to share it with you. Now if you could only smell the scent of the lilac that is coming in from the open window.


  1. Always wonderful inspiration and great ideas in your blog posts!

  2. Something so simple as a spruce and Angelina sedum is so striking!

  3. Gloria,

    I do love all of those different textures, rough, soft, etc., don't always need flowers to have an interesting garden.


  4. Smells like you are on vacation? How wonderful! I would love to take a vacation and smell lilac and all the other fragrances of your garden. You have a great variety of textures and foliage colors. My kind of garden!

  5. Gloria - I love the Angelina Sedum, how pretty! Your plant combinations are excellent.

  6. You have a nice variety of gold-foliaged plants too, Gloria. I've missed reading your posts, but have been so insanely busy the past few months...glad spring is shining down on you and your gardens.

  7. I love your gardens - they are so beautiful! I can see this is your passion. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see more.

  8. Your garden is so beautiful! It looks so calm and peaceful. Thank you for posting, and I look forward to seeing what's in store next!