I had to cover a nightshift on Tuesday night so night became day and day became night for me and I missed some debuts yesterday.
Sorry about the poor quality of the photos. I was running around the yard in my pajamas this morning (I’m not the only one who does that, right?) while the coffee was brewing. I was trying to get an early start so that I would have time to mow the lawn and water the gardens before heading back to work this afternoon.
Belle de Crecy, one of the roses I purchased on sale at Home Depot last year has bloomed.
She was described as being “very double”. I wasn’t sure what that meant. I think I do now.
Mme. Plantier has literally burst into bloom. Two days ago there were only a very few blooms open. Today, there are hundreds.
Restoring American Gardens and saw a photo of Mme. Plantier happily sprawling in a garden long ago. If you are looking for a very fragrant, shade tolerant rose, this is the one for you. The back of my house only gets a few hours of sun in the mornings. It is in deep shade the rest of the day. Despite those difficult conditions, she has grown to about 8’ (2.5m) wide.
After the bearded iris and then the Japanese iris, the Siberian iris finishes the iris season. This one is my favorite. I planted it so long ago that I don’t remember the name
My other, nameless Siberian iris is a prolific bloomer.
Hmmm . . . that looks vaguely familiar. Where have I seen this before? I’ve noticed a few other anomalies like this. Plants that I purchased years ago that were mis-labelled by the sellers. I do more research now before purchasing plants and seeds so I am more adept at spotting those that are not labeled correctly.