Sunday, May 24, 2009

Flowers in the Garden
Finally some of my roses are blooming. Of course, the poor things are struggling valiantly against the weeds, especially the bind weed and the locoweed. Here's to hoping that my sinus infection subsides enough that I can actually get out in the garden this week and get to work.

My Rainbow's End miniature rose is blooming. As the blooms fade, they turn from yellow to pink.

The original grafted rose died and this bloom is from the root stock, Dr. Huey. Since I actually like the rose, I let it be.

One of my English Roses is blooming.

Beware if you see this rose growing in your garden. This volunteer is Rosa multiflora, or Multiflora Rose and will quickly take over an area. The rose is considered to be a noxious weed in many states, including Indiana.
Guess I need to get my battle gear on and get to cutting out these roses.

My Gertrude Jekyll English Rose is blooming. This is a highly fragrant rose, with a heady, heirloom-rose scent.

Another of my roses is in flower.

The coreopsis, or Tickseed, is starting to bloom.

More columbine in bloom.

Nigella, or Love-in-a-Mist.

Bearded Iris and Baptisia australis.

Very nice. Thanks for wandering around the garden with me.


Rosie Hawthorne said...


Kathy said...

Oh, that last pink iris is my favorite.

Hairball said...

So pretty!