|Along the front street. The rose at the left is the David Austin rose 'Lady of Shallot'.|
Look how the plants have filled in along the fence in front! 'Lady of Shallot' rose, the big orange one on the left was planted on February 17, 2016 according to my records and in two short years it is 6 ft. tall. The pink rose near the center is 'Robin Hood', one of my favorites from our previous garden. The orange one behind the fence is 'Radway Sunrise', a rose that many gardeners in this area highly recommended. It was slow to start but really catching up now. A lot of the perennials in the photo were planted LESS than one year ago. That includes the Geranium 'Rozanne' and the Santolina ericoides.
The climbing rose 'Dublin Bay' (below) is a new one for me and I had been disappointed with it but I must confess the blooms are exquisite. It still doesn't seem to want to climb the arbor, dang it, and instead wants to sprawl out.
|Rose 'Dublin Bay'|
|David Austin rose 'Lady of Shallot' again|
|'Radway Sunrise' can attain monstrous dimensions I am told and I may have positioned it in an inappropriate spot. Right now it is fine. The color is truly electric.|
|And speaking of shocking color, 'Westerland' continues to astound. I can see why it tops the list of many rose lovers in the Pacific Northwest.|
|Near the fence corner and entrance to driveway is 'Peachy Creeper', a rose we loved after seeing it at Heirloom Roses.|
|'Buff Beauty', planted in the back garden, wants to sprawl.|
|'Buff Beauty' was one of my favorite roses in our former garden.|
|'Marie Pavie' is astonishing in size here, already near 6 ft. In Alabama, it was a mild-mannered 3 feet tall and wide, which is how most descriptions read. She is going nuts. |
|'Phyllis Bide' planted on the new moon arch. I was hesitant to try this one but so far I like it.|
|'Tequila Sunrise' is very prone to blackspot but...|
|Check out the bloom!|