The upper set are all of Blanc Double de Coubert rose. Middle picture is of Charles de Mills Rose, lower left is the Eglantine type, and lower right is the Thérèse Bugnet rose. Technorati Tags: heirloom roses,
Why we work so hard in the garden is due to the beauty of colorful flowers. They are a large part of the attraction we have to growing certain plants.
Roses in June
Thank you, whoever ordered A Year of Roses! It reminded me to take time soon to visit Whetstone Park of Roses, soon. Last year I went at a time when the heirloom roses were over and I would really like some pictures of them. I grow a few here, but I have them scattered about…
Some Flowers from the June Garden
Above is a picture of the Niobe clematis as it was just coming into bloom. Before the mowing enthusiasts. Not everyone likes the magenta color of the Hansa rose, but it is hardy as all get-out and smells very sweet. It also has beautiful rosehips. These sweet little campanulas are thriving tucked under the rock.
Apricots in April
Here are a few of the photos I took this past week of what is blooming in my yard. I chose those with apricot and orange to orange red colorations to show you how pretty some things could be together. One thing blooming which is not included, but could be, is the Hyacinth “Gypsy Queen”….
Garden Pictures of Spring
I had a few pictures from late March I wanted to post – I’m experimenting with making composite pictures. The Dawn viburnum buds, purple crocus, glory of the snow,grape hyacinth, and a miniature daffodil (February Gold, I believe)
This month, during a couple visits to Whole Foods, I picked up some indoor pots of hellebores that were on sale. Considering that they are pricey to order, I have the enjoyment of blooms on my windowsill, and later (hopefully), three new hellebores to put into my garden this year -all for a sale price….
Depressing Exercise: Count the Roses You Killed
Most of them died due to freak climate smackdowns, but still. I changed my gardening practices a few years after moving to this windy prairie environment, and I have some crazy holdouts in my garden… if I grow a rose here it will survive just about anything. But loving roses, I tried valiantly for years…
If You Like To Dry Flowers
I once did quite a bit of growing plants and flowers for drying. I used to put together lots of wreaths and dried flower arrangements, just for my own decor and for gifts to friends and family. I found it to be more work than my burgeoning family schedule would allow, especially once I entered…
Here are some pictures from the garden lately. A clematis which is supposed to be on a lattice, but I didn’t get to painting it yet… it clambers among the mugho pine. Dortmund rose is finally settling in and blooms with deep cherry single flowers. Peony, Dames Rocket, and Hansa rose blooming together in neglected…
In the Deep Freeze
Deep freeze While we are in the deep freezer here in Ohio, I have been setting up (ever so slowly) my new computer. I find myself planning my garden season in the year to come, and am hopeful that my husbands newly mentioned interest comes to fruition. He seems most interested in the vegetable garden,…