Thursday, May 14, 2009

May Bloom Day

We've had so much rain lately that it has really taken a toll on the blooms this spring. Some are holding up better than others.

This is a new clematis that I just planted this spring called "Durandii" -



Another clematis - "Jackmanii" a tried and true favorite -



I love the old fashioned St. Joseph's Lily (Hippeastrum Johnsonii) -



And the remainder are all roses -

A new one that I bought from Petals from the Past this year is "Dame de Coeur"



"Robin Hood" is always reliable and blooms for a long time -



"Westerland"



"The Pilgrim" is one of the David Austin English roses -



"Red Cascade" is a miniature that can get really big



"La Marne" is a carefree shrub rose that I often recommend -



"Francois Juranville" is a vigorous but thornless rambler -



"New Dawn" is another great rose - tough and disease resistant. That is the Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea "Sike's Dwarf" on the right -




"Marjorie Fair" is a hybrid musk that grows out in front by the road. I have received more comments on it this year than any other rose.



Another great rose is "Gartendirektor Otto Linne" - I planted a hedge of it outside the fence -



A variety of roses in the border. The red in the background is the rugosa "FJ Grootendorst". The tall pink rose in the middle is "Lyric". "Gartendirektor Otto Linne" again in the bottom and "Daydream" in the foreground.



That's it for the May Bloom Day. Carol at May Dream Gardens invites bloggers to share photos of what's blooming in their gardens on the 15th of each month.

30 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I can almost smell those roses from here! What an incredible display. Great shot of the clematis climbing through the red ladder. I love your weathered bench in the header and one of the photos - do you ever sit on it, or just look at it longingly as you pass by on the way to some garden task? Happy Bloom Day!

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  2. I've got this clematis and have to agree it's a stunner.

    Those Hippeastrum Johnsonii are something, I love the urn behind, makes a great shot.

    I always enjoy your superb photography of the garden.

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  3. I love all your purple and red, esp. that top photo.

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  4. Hello Phillip,
    You say "puttering", we say "pottering" :-)

    What a good overview of your garden. I like seeing the long shots rather than nothing but close-ups. Feels more like a real visit.
    Lovely patches of roses and very striking clematis.
    jo

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  5. All of these are gorgeous. I kept changing my mind about my favorite with each new picture I scrolled down to!

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  6. I love the color combination of purple clematis on red trellis. The Robin Hood with the bench and watering can makes me think of England – beautiful shot! Gorgeous bloom day.

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  7. I didn't realize roses came in orange (as opposed to peach)--that's cool! I also like the word Hippeastrum but that's neither here nor there! Happy GBBD!

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  8. Gorgeous photos! I have a Durandi clematis coming next week so I'm even more exciting about that now. Yours looks amazing on the red trellis. Your roses are making me very envious, particular that David Austin! Happy GBBD!

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  9. Phillip,Your garden is lovely despite the rain...which has been relentless.
    The thornless rambler sounds like my kind of rose...they seem to love to grab me otherwise! The clems are beautiful and I still love Jackmani! Gail

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  10. You must be a great resource for which roses hold up in the hot and humid South. Beautiful!

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  11. Your Clematis and roses are just gorgeous. I must look into Francois Juranville. I haven't heard of that one before and it looks lovely.

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  12. Very nice! I know just what you mean about the rain. Too much at once, too little later. I really like the 'Robin Hood' It looks great next to that bench.

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  13. Just beautiful. I knew I'd see a show when I came here. I really like your plant combinations. My 'jackmanii' is giant already and hasn't even bloomed yet. It definitely is a reliable one.

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  14. I can see why you get so many comments on Marjorie Fair. It really stands out. The Pilgrim is looking especially fine too.
    Marnie

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  15. You have such a gorgeous garden! Your roses are magnificent!

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  16. Love all the reds; the others too.

    Red Cascade is determined to be a ground cover here. I'm determined to gather her up into a more vertical arrangement. Guess who's winning?

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  17. All those roses leave me breathless. I love the colors, shapes and habits of them all!

    Thanks for all the great pictures & documentation.

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  18. Hi Phillip, you are the master of roses! Such giant specimens, traffic must come to a screeching halt as they drive by. I would. :-)
    Frances

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  19. I agree with Jo about the long shots, does make it seem more like a real garden visit. Your Durandi on the red ladder makes for an outstanding photo. Everything is so very lovely.

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  20. Wow, really lovely. Everything looks so full and round and lush.

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  21. The garden looks great! I thought it was just my 'Red Cascade' that got huge. It is mini on steroids.

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  22. Oh, I'd be so content even if I had only those Clematises in my garden! What an exquisite beauty! They stand out and literally pop out of the monitor!
    Of course, Roses always have their share of attraction and I'm a fan of those, too! Yours look different and lovely! Wonderful GBBD, Phillip!

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  23. Ah, beautiful, Phillip. You have so many different varieties of roses than I have. I find that amazing. Just shows that there are so many to choose from doesn't it? I have 'New Dawn.' She can be a beastie, but she's pretty. Mine will bloom in about three weeks.

    We've had the rain too. I'm sick to death of it.~~Dee

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  24. What gorgeous, saturated colors! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Your photos are so great, especially the one of 'Robin Hood' Rose, it looks like a magazine shot. I've been thinking a lot about Clematis durandii, but I never thought to grow it on a red obelisk. It looks fantastic on it. (I guess I'm not quite that adventurous with color.) I think your second Clematis may be 'Jackmanii Superba,' rather than 'Jackmanii.' My mom has the latter, and the flowers aren't as full. Whatever it is, it's a beauty.
    BTW - you asked about my grass, I'm assuming you mean my lawn. It's not always that green & lush. It's been cool & we've had a lot of rain. It looks awful in August.

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  26. I always know I can get a rose education when I visit your blog Phillip. I've noticed the Westerland rose at the nursery I work at because it's nice and fragrant. I really like that hedge of roses you've got at the edge of your property. Oh, and the clematis? To die for!

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  27. Very very lovely photos, Phillip. I am such a big fan of clematis! And your roses are spectacular!

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  28. Just simply fantastic! You have worked very hard and it shows. I'm liking those roses growing on the old fence and I can see why you'd get so many kind words about it.

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  29. Ooh, Phillip! I love the purple clematis against that red trellis/ladder. Stunning shot! I can't wait to see your garden one day.

    Did you get a chance to read my posting about meeting P. Allen Smith and touring his city garden?

    http://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/p-allen-smith-luncheon-at-the-arkansas-governors-mansion/

    http://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2009/05/02/p-allen-smiths-little-rock-home-and-garden/

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  30. That orange rose is to die for. We have had more than our share of rain this spring too. I won't complain though because I will be praying for rain in August.

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