Our record breaking temperatures continue to melt us into puddles. June and the garden is lush, still green, shimmering in the heat.
Not surprisingly the roses are performing like superstars, it’s definitely their season. Fussy, hungry, snobby things that they might be, when they push those blooms out, nothing compares to them, for color, or beauty.
A different style of gardening
I rescued this beautiful soft apricot rose bush from the front garden where the former residents had planted it under the eaves of the house, it’s only source of water the in ground sprinkler system. When we first moved here I couldn’t understand why there were shrubs and perennials in such odd places in the front garden.
And then we turned on the sprinklers, “oh….that’s why.”
They planted only in spots where the sprinkler heads with their fanned out streams of water would land, which left gaping holes in the rather large garden, and other spots where plants were crowded together.
Well, that’s one way of gardening I guess.
It’s beautiful full bodied apricot tones, multi petalled flowers always remind me of a ballerina waiting in the wings to enter stage left. It’s gorgeous.
I guess I do grow roses after all
The “I never meant to fall in love with you” candy cotton pink climber is bursting with blossoms, so fresh and pretty, you almost can’t see the aphid eaten foliage. That’s the rose bush that I bought a few years ago, knowing that while it looked stunning in the pot, it would never do anything for me once I got it home. But it did, and it continues to bloom, call me shocked, maybe there is something in this rose love that everyone had after all.
Did I really do that?
We were without internet for most of yesterday, so I am far behind in visiting…it came back on hours later, but I somehow managed to forget to plug in the most important cable, and without that we didn’t have internet… eventually it all got figured out. Talk about embarrassing, calling tech support, getting talked through the troubleshooting steps and ending up having a unplugged cable…I could imagine them talking about me later, “hey Larry, got another one here for the record books.”
This is my short post for today, it’s sticky hot, humid, and feels like moving is just too much effort. Despite that I did manage to get some great shots with my 50mm lens, it’s nice to switch things up once in a while, look at the garden through a different lens.
Have you met either of these bloggers before? The first is Judith from Lavender Cottage Garden, she of the ever popular Monday Mosaic, and Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow who is quite the seamstress, and makes beautiful quilts.
I’ve had quite good feedback on this feature, and am wondering if you have had a chance to go over and meet up with any of the bloggers that I have linked to? It’s a fun way to meet new to you bloggers, and revisit some old favorites.