I planned this post about Robert Mallet’s lecture but I got carried away with the early Clematis and the Southern Azaleas (Rhododendron indica) and… and… So here goes…a bit of this and that. (Robert’s inspirational lecture next, promise)
The walkway from the work /compost area.
The drive doesn’t look so bad after all. Blooming plants are a great distraction. When the Azalea (Rhododendron indica G.G. Gerbing) is done, the Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangeaquercifolia) on the right will start.
The first clematis to bloom for me is the Japanese cultivar ‘Asao’. followed by…
‘H.F. Young’ and…
‘Josephine’. This year she is not as double as most. Lyndy, can you shed some light on this please.
Then there is my favorite rose…
‘Madame Alfred Carrier’.
The garden is glorious and I have not yet mentioned the Styrax obasia, the white Lady Banks rose, the Viburnums (more about them in the next post)…Life is good!
Isn’t it wonderful? Your garden is beautiful! Life is good!
Your garden is gorgeous. Nothing says spring like azaleas!
Beautiful. Things are blooming like crazy in my garden too 🙂
What an inspiration..so wonderful to see these blooms after the past few weeks!
Your posts are still coming to my old address…..pls. change the address so I won’t stop receiving them….Love….M
You have EXACTLY my favorite type of garden. Rustic with formal lines. Narrative, well traveled, intelligent, change thru the seasons, scent……and it only gets better every day.
Wow, your garden is spectacular! Now that I’m living back in the dry chaparral area of Southern California, I really miss that bounty of spring bloom.
I love the natural path and the gorgeous plants. It really has a great feeling to it.
Beautiful, love seeing what other people can do. Gives me hope.