Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cool Garden Stuff

Some eye candy from the gardens. Please enjoy!

Strawberry bloom

Arctic Poppy

Columbine (rock garden variety 6 inch tall plant. Bloom 1")
Aquilegia flabellata? (not sure if this is right and if you can help me verify please chime in :-)

Closeup Beautiful Jacob's Ladder

4 inch tall rock garden Iris (sorry can't remember actual name)

Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris

Fragrant Crab Apple (genus/species unknown)
at Palmer City Hall across from 1st Nat'l Bank on Cobb St.
If you live near, go see it and smell it; it's a wonderful tree and the only one of it's kind in all of Palmer and Wasilla. Smells like spiced apples and has so many blooms that you can't see the tree for the blooms! Full branch view of the tree below this photo.

Net Leaf Willow (ground hugging alpine plant, leaves 3/4 inch long)
Salix reticulata

Trollius europeanus

Shooting Star

Meadow Rue bloom (unopened)
Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Euphorbia epithymoides
"Cushion Spurge"


  1. Hi AKPetMom! Beautiful, gorgous flowers! I am so in awe of you guys in alaska!
    Thank you for the compliment on Phil's blog, very sweet of you.
    I've never used this google blogger before?
    If you can see my email feel free to email me I would love to chat :)
    crystalwolf aka caligril

  2. Hey Caligirl, your profile is set to private so I can't see you but my email is if you want to drop a line. Thanks for visiting my blog. I don't get to update often since I'm back to work for the summer (yep, gardening and landscaping...I'm getting a bit old for this! Takes an entire weekend to get over the muscle aches and pains from the week before!

    Send me a line to me mail as I'd love to chat.