I promise you I’ve sat down every day this week to blog about the garden and think, if I just wait one more day there will be more to share! So now that I’m at the end of the week – I decided that I better get busy and just share what I have blooming in the garden! Above the “Polar Joy” rose trees are in bloom and I am anticipating the “Sarah Bernhardt” peonies to open up right after I post this! You can see from the photo’s below that these Rhododendron’s opened up beautifully this week – these photo’s were taken just a couple days from one another. It’s unbelievable how quickly the landscape is changing.
Along with the rhododendron's most of the peonies are opening – not all of them, just a few! I love that the rain has stayed away so that I can take photo’s of these beauties!
An azalea that I completely forgot I planted years ago is climbing it’s way out of hiding! It’s called “Everest” azalea. It is blooming weeks after my other favorites ‘Hino Crimson’ and ‘Northern Highlight’ azalea. Seeing this beautiful plant finally peek out over the hosta’s next to it means it’s roots have finally established by the pondless waterfall and eventually the vision of seeing its potential of five to six feet wide and high with the hosta’s below it just might come true in a few more years!
I know this is a long post, but really it’s well worth scrolling through all of the photo’s! Below are the roses that are still appearing in the garden. please just ask if you need names of any of the plants I post – go ahead and email me! I’ve noticed sometimes blogger doesn’t forward the comments. To see more photo’s of the garden you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram too.
Okay – now for a few miscellaneous blooms!
Wishing you all a happy and enjoyable Memorial Day!
“Memorial Day is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of the more than one million Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedoms.” – General Norton Schwartz