I think it’s been officially feeling like summer this month, off and on. Likely about all the summer we will get! My flowers are loving it.
The first roses of the year. I love them all.
Clematis – top one is one of the new babies from last year. Just opened this morning! The others are growing up the weed-willow I have in the corner, and are the main reason why this grey willow still lives here. That and the birds love it. And I have a wisteria growing in there, too!
California poppies and a sunflower from seed.
Native common orchids going crazy as usual. They have colonised my garden. I’m not complaining.
English lavender. The bees were loving this today.
Iris iris iris iris iris iris iris iris iris! They are fantastic this year.
Fabulous, great colour and variety; we get a couple of orchids that come up in our grass which we always try to mow around, but it looks like you have an abundance!
It’s funny, they started in that planter which is usually just for garlic. Now they are in pots feet away, and in with the raspberries yards away, and even out front of the house! They like me!
It certainly sounds like it:)
LOVE the bronze iris.
This week sucked around here so I needed that! Especially after an afternoon yanking invasive vines out of my jungle so the rhododendrons could survive.
Rhododendron is invasive here, so I’d kill it first! But you are smack dab in the centre if it’s native habitat, so it is okay 🙂
Yup, it’s our underbrush.
Beautiful! I am a bit jealous.
Your flowers are beautiful and grand, just like you. Best wishes. Hugs
What a fabulous range of colour and form. As always, the iris are my favourites, I just can’t resist that deep velvety purple!
We’ve only had a few days of real warmth…we need the weather to settle and let the summer come. But not yet…still snowing in the mountains…sigh!
Your yard is beautiful!
I have pintos up! Meant to share a pic, forgot!
Oh GOOD! ! Another batch for your new year!
What magnificent roses ..and clematis..and lavender..and Iris! Thank you for posting such beautiful images that made my heart lift! I hope all is well chez vous. 🙂
Thank you! If I didn’t have the flowers and the cats I’d be in trouble. We had a scare yesterday but all seems to be on track as best as it can be. Thanks for asking!
Not only incredibly beautiful flowers and foliage, you skill at photographing them as if each was a debutante being presented to society is amazing
(and I am realizing I need to keep up with you more – juggling assorted life problems recently – none at the level you have. Gardens and cats help a lot>)
I wish I had more time to appreciate them! Did some work today (bank holiday here). Kitties are locked in with me as I’m sleeping separately and they are very good cuddle buddies.
The roses are my favorite! I am surrounded by an unreal amount of various roses. These are beautiful.
Thank you! Was just having a read over on yours. You inherited all your roses? I would have a hard time moving and not talking all my plants with me!
I did want to let you know that I’m an atheist, and if that isn’t a problem for you, I’d be glad to follow your blog in return.
I was lucky enough to inherit all the lovely plants…. it is unbelievable…, which includes an incredible herb garden that I have so much to learn about (I know nothing).
I enjoy relationships that vary in beliefs. No worries here! Different dynamics is what makes the world go round. Thanks for the interest! 🙂
Excellent! I’ve got some herb-lore for most things, well most things that grow in Ireland anyway! Post pictures and/or rub the leaves for scent, it will tell you a lot.