Magical Mystery Garden

In the garden
Because we moved into the house in August and I almost immediately left for 4 weeks in the Azores I don’t really remember what the garden looked like in late summer.  I verdant and lush… I think. I don’t really remember.  This summer has been all about trying to tame the lushness and finding out what all these plants are, what are weeds are what are flowers I want to keep.  I can now report that what I was hoping were Iris’ are in fact orange pokey thingies.
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I know you’re amazed by my mastery of plant names.  I think they’re going to “bloom” a bit more. I can see the bottom bits opening up and I hope the rest of it does too.  Does anyone know what they’re called?
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My veggies are doing really well.  The potatoes are growing like mad and the peas are getting taller.  I think I’m going to have to get longer stick thingies for them to grow up.  Again bow down to my knowledge of all things green, flowery and garden related.  I think I’ll walk up to a garden center person and ask him for a stick thingy for my peas to grow on.  I’m sure he’ll know exactly what I’m talking about and more importantly be amazed by my gardening brilliance.
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Not sure what these are either but they sure are purdy!
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8 Comments

  1. Lou
    May 23, 2011 /

    The orange pokey things are red hot pokers, I think the proper name is kniphofia. The blue flowers look like geraniums. I think a stick for holding peas up is a pea stick 🙂

    • Lindy
      May 23, 2011 /

      a pea stick! I love the intewebz! Thanks for ID’ing my flowers, I never would have guessed they were geraniums. I thought geraniums were a lot bigger, these are about the size of 50p.

  2. May 23, 2011 /

    orange pokey thing isn’ a bad guess for a red hot poker! My mum had loads in her garden and my brother and I would snap them off and sword fight with them. My, how she laughed(not!).

    • Lindy
      May 25, 2011 /

      Oh you’re mum must have looooved the two of you!

  3. rachel
    May 23, 2011 /

    I am pretty sure that the blue flowers are flax. I have them in my front garden they came in a seed mix. They are lovely.

    • Lindy
      May 25, 2011 /

      never heard of ’em!

  4. rachel
    May 23, 2011 /

    Also, Qualitysave has TONS of gardening stuff, including all kinds of garden supports.

    • Lindy
      May 25, 2011 /

      thanks for the heads up, will check them out.