Saturday, June 9, 2012

Front to Back

This is an interesting time in the between the blooming of the summer perennials and the last remaining spring roses. Most of my roses will continue to bloom a bit for the next few weeks and then all of them, except for Knock-Outs, Easy Does It and Eutin, will go to sleep in July and make room for the summer perennials and bulbs. Foliage is looking a little scraggly and it's about time for more Mills Magic Mix so they can have a feast after putting on such a great Spring show. I put Rose-tone on them last weekend to perk them up a bit. Below is what is blooming in the front garden and in the back right now.
Most of my lilies are Orientals but I have a few Asiatics in the front garden that have bloomed including these beautiful reds and yellows. I think David got me these years ago while he was on a trip....

Gemini has some gorgeous late Spring blooms. Truly reddish orange and creamy white interior.

I don't really know what happened to April in Paris this year. She was always one of my biggest and best bloomers in the Spring...she just woke up and put out some really pretty huge blooms. But quite a few less than last year.

Gingersnap has been struggling to bloom all Spring. He finally is starting to put out some great blooms. This is probably my brightest rose....flaming orange.

Love these...don't remember planting them or what they are. Are they all-yellow versions of red-hot pokers?

Oh how I adore poppies...I wish had room for a garden that was only poppies. Maybe next year. This is Lauren's Grape. I think it's my favorite in the garden so far. The color is such a true dark purple.

Drama Queen...gorgeous to photograph.

Julia Child

This is why I love Easy Does the blooms are in different stages, they take on different colors. Plus I love that the foliage stays green throughout the summer. The bees adore this rose too.

This is a fairly new rose for me....Tausendschon. She's supposed to be somewhat of a rambler. I can already tell that I love the different shades of pink and her fading double blooms. Very healthy rose so far.

This is one side of the back garden with Madame Plantier and Climbing Pinkie. In the back is Eutin, Nymphenburg and Color Magic which you can't even see in this shot. It's growing into a jungle back there. I need to attack this soon.

Color Magic trying to reach the sun from the jungle.

Eutin in afternoon sun. This rose blooms all summer. I really need to move him to better spot.

James Galway is also in the back garden, on the side of the barn. This is a huge climber here. I had him in the front last year, but he was taking over the whole bed. I love the million petals. I think he likes it back here. The blooms are much bigger than they were when he was in the front. My David Austin's definitely like the shade.

Lavender Lassie looking lovely in the back garden.


  1. Each picture is prettier then the one before.Love the poppies but also orange rose but also millon petal pink,but also red lily--oh my!

  2. Oh, my, what loveliness, Winnie.

    1. Thanks very much Sherry and Cathy!