All along the road side of our house I planted Sweet William seed last spring. Or maybe the fall before that, I can’t remember. It has been there for awhile. Last summer little clumps started popping up to my delight. They were spread out quite well, all along this side of the house. Best of all, they are evergreen… and added a bit of green to our not quite winter months this year.
They started budding out in late March. I was delighted. They grew quite a bit taller, fuller…. oh this is going to be a show…. and I waited…. and waited…. and waited.
Apparently they must have been waiting for the irises to bloom with them…. because it is all happening at once. Which is much better than I could have planned.
The iris I used all along this bed is ‘Immortality’, which reblooms in the late summer/ early fall and has a wonderful scent. It is not quite as showy as some larger hybrid irises, but it is reliable and quite interesting to show visitors and iris than smells so wonderful. Speaking of smells, as you can see the white lavender is almost ready to bloom as well.
I have quite a bit of evergreens along this area, many are still small, but I want it to have interest all year. It is also the area all the large ‘The Fairy’ roses are, they look like they could burst any day, a few blooms are open already. They are quite a sight to see in spring bloom. I think there are 14 along this side of the house, they nearly touch the bottom of my windows.
Towards the porch we can see a young ‘Variegata’ weigela, mountain bluet, hearty geraniums and salvias in bloom. I will have lilies all down this side of the house in a few weeks, they look great this year.
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