Friday Fave Five (F3)

This week was mercurial in terms of the weather. It snowed on Tuesday and was so cold and miserable that walking my dog Aster was the last thing on my mind, but I did it anyway. This week's Friday Fave Five is an ode to the plants I'm thankful for that didn't die in the garden this winter.
Friday Fave Five (F3)

  1. Thymus "Pink Chintz"
  2. Bearded Iris (cultivar unknown)
  3. Papaver Antlanticum 'Flore Pleno'
  4. Mirabilis Multiflora
  5. Paeonia Lactiflora

Thymus "Pink Chintz"
This is some of the thyme that I planted in my spiral garden feature. It looks like cascades of tiny flowers close up. 
Bearded Iris
More irises from my friend Lori. I planted them in a flower bed that I can't seem to cultivate. I've tried amending the soil and nothing but the irises and a butterfly bush grow in it. 
Papaver Atlanticum 'Flore Pleno' (Moroccan/Spanish Poppy)
This Flore Pleno was the new poppy that I tried last year. I can't wait to see it flower. Two of the three I planted started coming up this spring, but one of the many intermittent spring frosts killed the second one. Alas, I only have one left. I've read that it's supposed to reseed profusely!
Mirabilis Multiflora (Desert Four O'clock)
I was glad to see the desert four o'clock leaf out. I had forgotten I'd planted it and couldn't figure out why there weren't any plants near some of the drippers. 
Paeonia Lactiflora
I planted three peonies last summer and all three of them came back! One of them looks a little haggard and not as sprightly as the others. Hope it makes it through the next few weeks. 


  1. Love the dog. Absolutely adorable and sweet look. I lost a few things also so know how you feel. You managed to keep some good ones though.
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  2. Cher, Aster is a cutie. I always seem to lose of few during the winter, so lots more planting this summer!


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