This is a bright pretty rose to wake you up a bit. It is a "Nearly Wild" and they are very good, tough landscape-style roses. Yes, it is wet here again this am and cold! 49 degrees and windy. But it is to get warm this afternoon....mid-70's.
More peony in bloom. There are 3 in that bed with an "Red Heart" Althea Standard, "Fairy" and "Intrigue" roses (not in bloom) and misc groundcovers. There is also some Easter Lillies I put out that are dying back, but they will be pretty next summer. I have 18 new ones "rescued" after the holidays scattered around. My older ones are looking ready to bloom in a week or two, this looks like a good year for them. Lots of rain!
An arrangement I made yesterday with some things from the garden. They are "Welcome Home" Rose, blue cornflower, coral bells, and two kinds of weigela. They are in a simple blue crock bowl. It still looks good today.... I need to do these more often.
Yesterday was a fun day, I went with my cousin and her daughter to a big nursery and found some very pretty things..... It was a bit pricey, but they have wonderful, unusual things. I am getting to the point that when I go to the normal places, I already have most of what they have out! Lol.... I might have a problem. But not here!
Goldflame honeysuckle, scary I know. I have heard all the stories and nightmares about honeysuckle, but it is so pretty and I have a huge area that needs filled and it can grow 15 feet high and 10 feet wide there, so I am excited. I have seen this in another garden and fell in love with it. *Note.... they told me at the nursery if you see a hint of powdery mildew on it to spray a mixture of 50% milk and 50% water on the vine. They think this will work on any PM problems. It's worth a try. This area will get good ventilation.
Midnight blue Agapanthus! I have wanted this one and could not find it. This continues my love of blue flowers. Plus I sprayed the roots and divided the big clump I bought into 8 starts! So it may take a year or two, but I hope to have a good "show" of these!
Snow Fountain Guara, this one is a newer one. It has a slight pink tint to it, and lovely dancing white flowers. I love guaras, if you do not have one, try them. They are tougher than they look and can take some drought better then most.
Karley Rose Fountain Grass. I have been looking for this one too.
I love the soft purple/pink color. I have it near the butterfly garden, it will have great movement there. Fun!
I also have 4 new (to me) Clematises. I have a purple one from last year, but that was it. Now I have 5! I kinda went crazy, but this is a good time to put them out.
Here is what I found.....
Henryii (yellow accents)
Miss Bateman (purple accents)
Nelly Moser (pink accents)
And Venosa Voilet.
These are all from Lowe's, $6.00 a piece.
I am going to try to catch up email now. I will be gone tomorrow, I have a dr's appt in Indianapolis. I have had a bad eye infection, and nobody seems to know why. I see a specialist in the morning. It is a pain to go 3 hours for a dr appt, but I hope to get some help.