Six word Saturday

Rain stopped, sun shone, garden blossomed.

What a star.  We planted this shrub last year, but I can’t remember what it’s called.  Does anyone know?

The sun has brought on the white wysteria, as the blue is fading.


I hope you enjoy this tour of the garden – taken today for Celie at – she gave us a great tour of her garden in the prairie lands south of Chicago.

Some of the pictures are of the wild part of the garden on  thebank behind the house, also the bog garden, with Dick Tur-a-pin sunbathing in the pond.  There’s the first rose of summer, some late planted spindly  runner beans, incipient radishes,  Doyenne de Comice pears and lettuces as well as some nearly strawberries, and blackcurrants.

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30 Responses to Six word Saturday

  1. I don’t know what it is…but it sure is beautiful! Would you mind if I copied the picture of it?

    Happy Saturday!


  2. McGuffyAnn says:

    Lovely photos!! Thanks for sharing beauty!


  3. Beautiful whatever it’s called!


  4. Jim says:

    I like your garden, Viv. It must be restful, such a beautiful place. Inspiration for a poet for sure! 🙂
    One question, ‘do you have a gardener?’ Keeping all this looking good and weed free is a time consuming task.
    The turtle sunning was neat. You did good with the picture. Most of the ones I find ‘run’ when I get close. I could not identify the lilacs. Perhaps they are different in France than they are in Nebraska? We had a hedge of them on the farm, all around our yard.


  5. restlessjo says:

    I love a photo tour. Lovely garden Viv. My favourite’s the delicate white wisteria.


  6. Elaine says:

    I was going to say the pink shrub is an azelea, but if it isn’t then perhaps it is a rhododendron?


  7. Karen S. says:

    I’m not so sure on the name either, and I have one that is nearly like that too! It’s funny here in Minnesota it’s been May showers are bringing June flowers!


  8. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Without the rain, there would be no blossoms—but I’m glad the rain stopped long enough for you to enjoy the blooms!


  9. vbr says:

    The peonies, the lilacs, the clematis, I am not sure which one I love the most. Okay, forget it, I am not choosing. They are ALL gorgeous. What a beautiful garden. And, I have to say, that turtle is one lucky little dude. What a great place to live!


  10. Ron. says:

    LovelyLovelyLovelyLovelyLovelyLovely, Viv.


  11. Tilly Bud says:

    Aha! Managed to access you through 6WS. Couldn’t do it though my blog.



  12. ferragudofan says:

    what a beautiful plant – no idea what it’s called though (sorry!) 🙂


  13. kymber says:

    i love it when people leave comments, too! and i am loving your blog. i am glad that you found us through celi…i am looking forward to going through your archives. if you would like, i will list you in our blogroll. i left you a comment back on the post that you commented on – i hope it helps. if not – you can send any tire gardening questions to me at kymberzmail@gmail. com

    here is a link to the post that you commented on and i commented back on. jeesh eh – what a mouthful!

    i am loving your blog and am considering you my new friend!


    • vivinfrance says:

      Thank you, Kymber – I’m on my way back there now.


      • kymber says:

        i replied again – if you have any more questions you can send me an email. or just keep commenting – it doesn’t matter to me. i am so happy to have made a new friend! you are awesome vivi and your bread is to die for. i am getting better at making bread but i am going to look to you for guidance. xo


  14. Bodhirose says:

    If you’re sure it’s not an azalea it could be a rhododendron which looks almost identical. Loved this walk in the garden..just beautiful. Pansies are my favorite little flower.


    • vivinfrance says:

      Not that either – it’s not even an ericaceous plant, as the soil is neutral. The friend who recommended I planted this is very knowledgeable – I shall ask when I next see her.


  15. ceciliag says:

    Goodness me your garden is lovely, and Dick Tur a Pin is huge! And now I know where you are sitting when you say you going to sit on the verandah and quilt! Don’t you hate that when you know the name of something but you can’t quite remember it.. I do that all the time. I always mix up azaleas, Camellias (sp?) and rododendrons. I can grow anything but i can never remember their names! I loved this garden walk and the slide show means one can sit back and just watch.. very restful.. thank you viv..cecilia


  16. adinparadise says:

    I also thought it was an azalea. Enjoyed the garden tour, Viv. 😉


  17. Are the leaves a little hairy, Viv? It looks like an azalea, to me. With a bit of luck, pruning and a little fertiliser, you should get another flush of flowers toward the end of summer. I love looking at gardens – thanks for walking me around yours:)


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