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Monday, May 5, 2014

Bloom Succession: Happy Cinco de Mayo

Welcome to my Monday post, Happy Cinco de Mayo!    Today I am linking with-

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorik

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Catching the Light hosted by NatureFootstep memes

Last of my Geum cultivars to bloom, Queen of Orange, taller than the others last week and a good hot color to celebrate Cinco de Mayo-

Here is an elephant made by my youngest daughter as a child, note his blue eyes-

Meanwhile in the garden, Tree Peonies have begun to bloom-






Tiny white flowers bloom like little stars over the variegated foliage of the wonderful Saxifrage 'London Pride'-

And the first iris bloomed today-

Akebia quinata, 5-leaved, with larger female flowers at the base of the raceme, it would be wonderful if I got some fruit this year but Akebia trifoliata blooms a little earlier and is mostly done-

So cooperate my flowers in my pursuit of continuous bloom,  Hannah

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    1. Thanks, Ileana, I enjoyed your dew and poetry.

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  3. Hi Hannah,

    That elephant's blue eyes sparkle. Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, I hope your shoulder gets better soon! Thanks for hosting anyway.

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  4. Beautiful flowers and a darling elephant!

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    1. Thanks, the elephant is one of my favorite pieces of pottery my children made, it is so imaginative and curvy. I would have to give Creator God credit for the beautiful flowers, I only grow those.

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  5. The elephant is so cute! I love the flowers, especially the iris.

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, I'm looking forward to all the irises blooming, I hope they do better this year since I transplanted many a couple of years ago and they have to grow again.

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  6. Top notch blooms..can't wait for flowers in my region! Nice elephant as well. http://lauriekazmierczak.com/working-weekend/

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    1. Thanks, Laurie, I hope flowers come soon for you. If it is any consolation, along with the many flowers come an overabundance of pernicious weeds. LOL

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  7. Such beautiful flowers! A cute elephant indeed!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, your tulips are gorgeous.

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  8. Beautiful flowers, and drops always lovely

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    1. Thanks, Ritva, I am having a hard time working in the yard because every few days we get rain and everything is all wet again. Nice for the plants, especially all the weeds that laugh silently that I can't get to them all.

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  9. beatiful set of flowers and art pieces. :)

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for hosting.

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  10. Nice photos, delicateness, wonderful flowers! Really beautiful colors and textures! wonderful and funny elephant!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, I always enjoy looking at my daughter's elephant. It reminds me of Babar.

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  11. I had the white flowering Akebia and this one. They didn't quite bloom simultaneously but they still produced fruit...this gray sausage-looking thing. Have you eaten the fruit? If so did you like it? I can't remember if we tried it. I just recall that it looked strange. :) Beautiful photos.

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    1. Yes, I ate them, Grace, I liked them but I like gummy and gelatinous textures, the taste was very mild but pleasant, kind of floral. There is a narrow column of the gel within the rubbery shell, with seeds embedded. I haven't had fruit set for several years. My fruits were a lovely light magenta purple.

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  12. Your garden must be glorious with all those beautiful flowering plants this Spring season. I also enjoyed your daughter's cute elephant. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, the flowers are wonderful, in a perfect weed-free world everything would be totally glorious, but the weeds also grow like gangbusters, especially bad stoloniferous grasses that seem to defeat my organic gardener strategies. I'm considering again ripping out all my plants in one area and letting the grass win. Other beds have filled up with good plants and shut out the weeds, so I take the good with the bad.

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  13. Such beauty for you to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Janice! I got a few Monarda planted today, I hope they will prove to be an enduring addition to my garden.

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  14. Oh yes, I want tree peonies, too! They are so beautiful!
    And I love the elephant - is your daughter an artist today?

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    1. Well she graduated last June in Fine Arts, but she works at a pottery studio part time and had a job in a restaurant until recently when she got a part time job manufacturing lamps. But her aspirations are to do art.

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  15. Happy holiday.
    Love the elephant. You have a very clever daughter.

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    1. Thanks, I think she is very special.

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  16. Hannah your tree peonies are gorgeous. Mine just woke up and is putting on new growth...and the irises...well let's just say they are getting about a foot tall.

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    1. Thanks, Donna, it took the pink/magenta one, Paeonia suffruticosa Kamatanishiki, 11 years to bloom. I'm glad spring is finally arriving for you, your bulbs look great.

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  17. All your flowers are beautful- you must enjoy working with them! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, I like your creative filters on the Pineapple Guava, I used to grow it 21 years ago in San Diego. Sigh.

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  18. Gorgeous flowers, Hannah! HBM :)
    Autumn hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  19. Thanks, Pernilla, I had a hard time last fall letting go of all my plants. I hope you have a restful and enjoyable fall and winter. I'm not sure what that is like with the lack of the accustomed winter holidays, do Australians have some wintertime festivities?

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  20. You always have such beautiful things happening in your garden Hannah! A blue eyed elephant, how very exotic!

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  21. Thanks, Peter, I enjoy all the spring flowers. The elephant didn't actually have blue eyes, except very muted glaze eyes, I didn't have any blue flowers for Blue Monday, so I cut some wrapping paper eyes for him, sneaky huh? True confessions. In addition to gardening, some of my memes I participate in are for artistic endeavors.

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  22. Dear Hannah,
    thank you for your nice comment, this way I discovered your blog. The paeonies and the iris are so very beautiful and I liked that little railway at the garden fair. But most of all that elephant! I read at the other comments, that your daughter is an artist now, great, also for the parents who gave their child enough encouragement! Something different: The forget-me-not never became a plague at my garden, but the geranoum phaeum does...
    Yours Sarah

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  23. I have lots of invasive geraniums, but I love them, because they take ground away from my terrible invasive weeds. But I understand that for you they are a weed, you are wanting a certain effect in your garden.

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  24. Oooo, love the Tree Peonies and the Iris! You are way ahead of me. My Irises are starting to bolt, but it will still be a while before they bloom. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, I enjoy the Tree Peonies while they are blooming, I wish they had repeat bloom. Spring does seem to come a little earlier on the west coast.

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  25. Your photos are really beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Linda, it's fun to take them. I liked your funny video, and inspirational posters.

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  26. Gorgeous blossoms Hannah! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro… week 52 opens tonight:-)

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    1. Thanks, Laura, congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!

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  27. The columbines are gorgeous, as are the other blossoms in your gardens!

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  28. Hannah,
    you mentioned you don't have Anemone 'Stammerberg' --if you live close by I'd be glad to share or trade for one I don't have.
    Judy --north of Seattle
    heddleandhook.blogspot.com

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