www.larksperennials.com Spring 2008 Gardens - Part 2
This is my May-June garden in Wisconsin zone 4-5. It seems odd posting Spring since yesterday I worked 9 hours getting the gardens ready for winter. LOL It is nice seeing Spring flowers again, it gives me hope that the gardens WILL BE alive again.
1 of 22: The BLUE ceramic birdbath was my first garden gift 13 years ago from my dear Mom. It was my inspiration for a BLUE theme in my gardens.
2 of 22: This Allium is my favorite, Schubertii, Fireworks. It only gets to 10 inches high but, the flower is 12 inches across. Fireworks adds architectural interest throughout the whole gardening season.
3 of 22: Pink Lupine I let reseed wherever it wants. It adds drama and if deadheaded it will bloom for 2 months.
5 of 22: I like using groundcover Sedums inbetween the stones because it can take walking on. I just make sure that I keep it controlled. You can\'t be afraid of throughing this plant out.
8 of 22: Orange Oriental Poppy and blue Spiderwort is a favorite combination of mine. I make sure I deadhead the Spiderwort so it doesn\'t become invasive.
13 of 22: This white Valerian is an herb. It is a \'GO CRAZY PLANT\' if not deadheaded. It blooms early and is VERY FRAGRANT!
14 of 22: Ladies Mantle makes an excellent semi-shade groundcover. It\'s flowers are and excellent filler in flower arrangements. If the plant starts to look ugly, cut it down to the ground and it will come back looking fabulous.
19 of 22: This is one of my favorite perennials. Not only is it BLUE but with deadheading it blooms for 6-8 weeks.