So herein lies the point of this post. I have had lots of pretties blooming and growing, and when I have the chance in the mornings, or whenever I happen to be home, I snap a couple pictures, meaning to post them on here. Now I get my chance. This is a load of pictures, some roses, some daylilies, and various other things. These range back over the past month, and some back to February, as I finally found my iris pictures. So enjoy, and let me know what you think:
The Cleome is really taking off!
Capitane Dyell de Granville
"Forever in Time" from the Nethertons' at Peace on Earth Gardens
again, with mealycup sage and sweet potato vine (which is taking over!)
An older variety of daylily from my mother's yard.
Not sure on the variety, but its so lovely.
looking to the oldest pergola, with Mrs. B.R. Cant climbing up and over.
I am finally getting my hydrangeas to turn, they were SO pink last year from the alkalinity.
Leveson Gower and Vincent Gosdiff
My first thripless bloom in Anna Olivier
Anna, and two of my three hounds.
Mrs. B.R. Cant. This bloom was nodding down in my path, and just begged me to take a picture.
Abraham Darby flopping over the adjacent fence, along which grows a passionflower vine.
and again, isn't he handsome?
This variety of passionflower (maypop as we call them) smells just like fresh laundry to me. Very clean and very beautiful.
I believe this to be "always joy" but I am not sure, as it got misplaced in another clump.
My first Paul Neyron bloom! Nearly 4 inches across at the height of bloom, and smells to me like lemons and tea.
The aforementioned mystery day lily.
My sweet girl, Cinnamon. (I did not choose the name, she was adopted)
Heirlooms from my grandmother. She loved iris, and even though they tell me most iris won't grow here, these apparently did not listen. These bloomed in February, and I thought I had lost the pictures.
So now that the Spring semester is over, I have 1.5 weeks to devote to the garden. Boy have I missed it, and it shows. Apparently the camphor trees in my yard are trying to kill me, as every seed they produced has been viable, and I now have to spend the next two days ripping those damn little trees out of every bed, crack in the sidewalk, and anywhere else they fell. Here I thought oak trees were bad. HA! Absolutely no contest. The upside is, I got a gift certificate for ARE on my 30th that I still need to use, and I now get to put my spring/summer rose order together. There are upsides to everything.
Sorry for the epic length of the post, I have missed writing and I felt the need to catch up.