Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day blooms


Barberry "Rose Glow" (Barberis thunbergii)


Clematis "Betty Corning"

Iris and Japanese Maple "Sango Kaku"


Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa)



Oakleaf hydrangea, Carissa holly (rose pergola in the distance)

Peonies and Japanese Maple "Sango Kaku"

Peony "Karl Rosenfield"

Climbing Rose "Aloha"

Shrub Rose "Daydream" and Spirea "Goldmound"

Shrub Rose "Gartendirektor Otto Linne"

Hybrid Musk Rose "Prosperity"

Climbing Miniature Rose "Red Cascade" on a 5 ft. pillar

Hybrid Musk Rose "Robin Hood"

Rose "Veilchenblau"

Polyantha Rose "Weeping China Doll"


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

21 comments:

  1. Phillip, your roses are beautiful. Our peonies are loaded with blossoms this year, but haven't opened yet. The iris in your third photo (with the Japanese maple) looks like 'Braithwaite.' Our irises are just beginning to bloom. If the rain will ever stop, I can get some pictures. The yard and gardens are too wet to walk through. ~~Rhonda

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  2. Lovely blooms, roses especially, you have some really special ones. I love your hybrid musks, they are at their peak here too.

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  3. Prosperity and Red Cascade just take your breath, don't they? Great May Day Photos!

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  5. Phillip, I don't know what to praise the first - the blooms or your photographs! Both are great! Wonderful flowers, especially peony and roses. The pictures are very, very nice!

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  6. Those are hot, Phllip! As always, I love your roses.

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  7. Oh my. Such beauty on a Monday morning. :)

    I've got a 6' wooden post that is crying out for 'Red Cascade.' Will look for that.

    And I love seeing your 'Sango Kaku'! I have 3 in various stages of youth and can't wait until they get larger! One of the most beautiful Japanese maples.

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  8. What beautiful photos of spring in full flow. We are still assessing winter's damage, but are hopeful!

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  9. Your gardens are welcoming May! Love the miniature climbing rose.

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  10. Everything looks so tranquil and lovely! Gorgeous roses! Glad you were spared from the tornadoes.

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  11. This May Day thing just baffles me. I never heard of it until I was reading some other blogs this evening. I am just out of the loop. So it came and went and I didn't even know it was such a special day. Like your photos!

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  12. I just love this time of year. Every morning before going to work I find something new in bloom. When I come home more are there to greet me. Mary

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  13. Your garden looks so lush Philip. I would love to invite Betty Corning to my garden.

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  14. Everything looks just beautiful! Thanks Phillip!

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  15. Gorgeous photos. I was checking to see how you fared in the storms. I live in Cherokee County, near an area that was devastated. We just have trees and limbs down

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  16. Phillip, Oh my goodness~your garden is delightful in early May! I love the combinations you've created~the peony with maple tree and Daydream rose with the spirea are especially charming. Just lovely. gail

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  17. You may have ID'd a rose for me- Red cascade. I think it may be the one I propagated from a pharmacy parking lot in Petersville. Love all your pics of course. I am so pleased with the Lyda rose I started from your garden. It is so pretty in form. It has become a nice sized plant in 3 years. Also loving Marjorie Fair. I'll post pics of roses soon.

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  18. You have such an abundance of roses and they are all so beautiful.

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  19. Your photography is wonderful! I especially love the clematis photo. Your garden is glorious. It must be a treat to wander through it. You have some gorgeous roses! Red cascade is an amazing rose and has grown (and grown!) to become my favorite.

    Isn't this a fabulous time of year, excepting tornadoes, of course! However. I'm not looking forward to summer!

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  20. Nice photos, how many gardeners do you employ? lol

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  21. just lovely...that clematis shot is especially wonderful...so elegant!

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