Real Gardens

Bloomsday, Michele Version

While other exciting stuff is happening, especially the water lilies and flag iris on my pond, Elizabeth’s right.  June 15 is about the roses and it’s been a great year for them.  Is the unusually hot weather we’ve been having the key?

Please excuse the high-noon photos.  Here is a New Dawn in my city yard, with the last of the Sarah Bernhardt peonies, screaming for color contrast.  What can I say?  Life is short and the art is long.


And here are a pair of William Baffins in my vegetable garden.  They have a really nice yellow-pink color and a great country look, but, man, are they taking their time climbing those arches.  Year three and still at five feet.


Posted by on June 15, 2008 at 9:07 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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2 responses to “Bloomsday, Michele Version”

  1. eliz says:

    Those William Baffins are the super-hardy ones, right? I have been wanting to try those types, but maybe with the warmer temps it will not be necessary!