Forecast for the coming weeks: Roses!
|The first photo is the scene toward the pergola. The rose on the left is "Buff Beauty" and the roses you see on the pergola are "Rambling Rector" and "Reve D'Or".|
|Another shot of "Buff Beauty" - I would put this in the top 5 of my all-time favorite roses.|
|This isn't a rose but I had to throw this in. This is one of my favorite flowering shrubs - Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis). I don't know why more people don't grow this and I never see it in nurseries.|
|One of my favorite views of the garden, with the Beautybush on the left, "Buff Beauty" in the center and the variegated dogwood "Wolf's Eyes" on the right.|
|Next to the pergola, a grouping of beared iris and Siberian Iris grow next to the rose "Gruss an Aachen"|
|Rugosa roses normally don't perform well in the south but "Hansa" is an exception.|
|The climbing musk rose "Prosperity" with Beautybush in the background.|
|Russell's Cottage Rose|
|Back up near the patio, "Lamarque" graces the archway.|
|This pink rose is "Carefree Wonder" growing with Iris and Spirea "Goldmound"|
|"Sally Holmes" on another archway -|
|"Nearly Wild" surrounds our fountain inside the circular hedge.|
Stay tuned for more roses in the weeks ahead!