It’s time for Photo Friday… ooops! I mean Saturday! Here’s part of what’s blooming in my garden today.
This is Hemerocallis Rosy Returns… a lovey reblooming daylily that lives just outside my front stoop. Fragrant too!I am a victim of poor record-keeping, self-inflicted of course… I think this is Hemerocallis Heidi Eidelweiss. She’s a tall girl and looks fabulous against my dark brown house!
I should have pulled this volunteer parsley plant when it first appeared but I have a weakness for their Queen Anne’s Lace-like blooms… shown here arching over the Hakonechloa.
So… I’m sorry I’m late but I was out and about yesterday, sketching and painting with two delightful artists… now friends… I met through Sketchbook Skool! More on that later!
Have a great weekend!
It’s the first Friday of JULY! Oh my… the weeks are going so fast!
Here’s my Endless Summer Hydrangea with blooms in various stages of development. I’m taking this as a sign that this’ll be a good year. Some years it turns out to be more of an “Endless Bummer” as my friend says… she’s had horrible luck with hers.
It bloomed better once I learned to prune back the dead stems only after the new growth had started… looks ugly ’till then but it pays off in the end.
The Astilbe are just starting to bloom too. I have them in a range of colors but the pinks are always the first!
Have a wonderful Fourth of July!
Color in the garden doesn’t always come from blossoms. Take this ab-so-lutely fabulous shrub… it’s a cypress. Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Sungold’.
I couldn’t leave without showing my pink spirea. You can see it on the far left in the first image. Spiraea japonica ‘Dakota Goldcharm’. I can’t tell you how many photos I took trying to catch one of the bees on a blossom. I took a video showing the multitude of bees buzzing about… and if I can figure out how to save and upload I’ll be sure to share!
Mid June brings out the lovely blooms of my Azalea ‘Pink and Sweet’. Never has there been a name more apropos, the scent is divine. Where’s Smell-O-Vision when we need it?
Don’t you just love that blush of gold and those little filaments on the buds?
… and those long stamens and pistil? (don’t be impressed… I had to look them up.)
This week we celebrate the last of my white peony… ‘Festiva Maxima’…
… and rejoice as ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ joins the fun!
The Baptisia is still hanging around… is there any doubt it’s in the pea family?
I have many different hardy Cranesbill Geraniums in my garden but this was a cutting from a dear friend and neither of us know the variety… I’m just guessing… ‘Max Frei’ ??? If you have a better guess please leave me a note!
Just a sampling of what’s blooming in my garden today….. Oh how I love Spring!
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Monsieur Jules Elie’
Not just a pretty face… it’s scent is divine!
Iris sibirica ‘Snow Queen’
Dwarf Korean Lilac… aka Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin.
I’m so glad I planted it just outside my living room windows… its scent is intoxicating!
First Siberian Iris bloom of the year… Iris ‘Caesar’s Brother’. They’re tall, and as you can see, lushly purple. If only they bloomed all summer.
My flowering quince may be my favorite, especially after a long snowy winter. You see, the higher the snow cover, the more flowers I get!
Chaenomeles × superba ‘Cameo’
Soon the whole tree will be in full bloom. Until then……..
Just under the gun… any later and I’d have to call it “Saturday Snaps”!
Lower Slade Brook Falls Hanover, New Hampshire