More Blooming Things

The day starts cloudy, and the weather folks are calling for rain and severe winds. That doesn’t stop me from wanting to share some more pictures of what’s blooming in our garden now.

Bearded Iris ‘Sunny Disposition’ is a favorite, a reliable rebloomer (it bloomed one year on December 3rd!), and was a gift from Stepheny Houghtlin’s garden. As sometimes happens with gardening buddies, we love to share from each other’s gardens. She gave me several ‘Sunny Disposition’ rhizomes to get me started, and then I returned the favor when she moved and didn’t have them. I’m waiting for the opportunity to share again as she designs her new garden. ‘Sunny Disposition’ was my first reblooming iris, and I have yet to get over the delight of having an iris in bloom at Thanksgiving.

Sunny Disposition

Bearded iris ‘Sunny Disposition’

I discovered ‘Waterperry’ creeping veronica soon after I began to create our previous garden in Chapel Hill. I envisioned a creeping, flowering plant that would cascade over the terrace walls I was building. It proved to be a wonderful choice. I particularly like its pale blue blossoms, and after the spring flush, it sometimes blooms sporadically throughout the summer. I made a special effort to include it in my current garden.

Waterperry veronica

‘Waterperry’ creeping veronica


There is more to come.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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