“You should have seen it last week!” The familiar phrase heard from gardeners, when showing visitors around. Well to avoid that I’m posting a time-lapse kind of garden tour. Photos from the garden over the last two weeks.
The Dogwoods in the meadow, like most other spring-flowering plants, cooked in the 80 degree temperatures. the blossoms did not last long. Above, in their moment of glory with the native Phlox (Phlox divericata).
Above, the view from a second floor window, Dogwoods, Lady Banks Rose (white selection) & Viburnums. Those ‘Snowballs’ (Viburnum macrocephalum) are trained into trees.
Love the tree right by the house.
Early clematis, blooming now for several weeks.
Along the North Border….Viburnum ‘Kern’s Pink’ & Baptisia…. (below)
followed by Viburnum opulus, Purple smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ ) & Styrax obassia ..heavenly fragrant bells.
Clematis ‘Carnaby’ & Cotinus ‘coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Look at those knockout roses below.. not pruned this year, they are lush & voluptuous reaching almost 6 ‘ tall.
The rose,’ Madame Alfred Carrier’, burst out of her restraints..
so….the trellis is moving again… to paraphrase Margery Fish, “In time she will learn to walk!”
All leading up to the Shocking Pink Schiaparelli bench.
To be continued….