This week, the Garden Gals met at Sue’s house in Eagle. Our intent with the “not your mother’s garden club” was to do some work in each other’s gardens and to tour the garden and then give advice in problems areas. The first two meetings, we had rain and so we viewed the gardens from a distance. This meeting the weather was perfect, but Sue's garden is also perfect and so there was no work to do. Wait until the Garden Gals show up at my yard!

Here are some photos of Sue's yard. It is beautiful! Sue likes unusual plants in her garden. She had a lot of plants, we had to look up in order to identify. One gardener said, it was like being at a botanical garden- She had so many specimens.

We had a discussion about gardening styles. Some people like to garden and have their perennials sprawl out and even get mixed in with other plants. Some like to divide the plant and use it in several different places in the garden. Then, there are gardeners who keep each of their plants separate and distinct. One plant doesn't touch the other! Both styles are beautiful. Which type of gardener are you?

Here are a few photos. Enjoy.

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An unusual and beautiful perennial


We are not sure what this one is.

Help! I forgot the name of this one!


Pulsatilla- a beautiful flower!

Pulsatilla- a beautiful flower!


This is one we had to look up.
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Beautiful spring leaves of the Tri Color Beech

Beautiful spring leaves of the Tricolor Beech


The Tricolor beech always looks so beautiful in the spring. But in late summer, several of the gardeners reported that the tree looks much the worse for wear. I don't think it really likes our hot and dry summers. By September many of the leaves are crunchy and brown, hungry for frost so they can get off the tree!
A simply beautiful Red Poppy.

A simply beautiful Red Poppy.


Such a cheery flower!
Baptisia australis- or False indigo

Baptisia australis- or False indigo


Peony

Peony

Peony
The peony above MIGHT be "Comanche". Please correct me, if I am wrong! This is my favorite peony!