Getting ready for the Garden Party

new single red peony
new single red peony

The June 15 garden party/potluck is to show off the 30-some peonies in the garden, but the delphinium have decided to sneak up and maybe steal the show. They’re doing very well this year with the cooler temperatures.

Last June delphinium
Last June delphinium

More delphinium from last year:

last year dark blue delphinium
last year dark blue delphinium

The gorgeous red charm peony will be done by the party–here it was a few days ago:??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Now the other mid-season peonies are just starting, which is perfect for the party. We are in our third straight day of steady rain, but it’s supposed to be nice weather for the party on Sunday. I’ve been kept out of the garden by the rain for much of the time. Yesterday it stopped raining for a few hours in the evening and I spent the whole time happily weeding and mulching the square garden. I’ve been focusing on making the paths wide enough for visitors to get through. Here I am weeding the southside pathway the other day, before the rain started. ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????I pulled out the bricks lining the path–I plan to widen the path and maybe put in one of the low rock walls that look so nice. Some of the plants will have to be dug up and moved back a foot or so. Below is a picture of the path a few days earlier–hard to get through.

The southside path before it was weeded
The southside path before it was weeded

Here are a few of the nice wide, mulched paths in the front yard:??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????And here are a few random photos from the days before the rain:

red columbine
red columbine
old fashioned small iris
old fashioned small iris
poppy
poppy
perennial bachelor's button, centaura montana
perennial bachelor’s button, centaura montana
iris and dame's rocket in morning sun
iris and dame’s rocket in morning sun
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  1. Michele Whalen says:

    Centaura Montana? Wow! It sure is a beauty Anne. I’m sorry to miss your party Sunday as I’ll be heading to Cortland for a birthday party. Speaking of which, say happy birthday to David for me please. Be well.

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