Oh, hey, you’re here? Welcome. How about some lemonade? Or iced tea? Perhaps you’d prefer some coffee? I’ve even laid out a plate of homemade white chocolate chip cookies. But before we kick back and enjoy the goodies, and the sights and sounds of the backyard, I need to take a stroll around the garden to see what’s going on. Would you like to join me? Cool. Let’s go...
The hostas are growing rapidly. This one is Hosta undulata 'Albom-Marginata’.
And this one is Hosta 'Fire and Ice'; one of my absolute favourites.
I decided to give English Primrose a try. This one is Primula 'Crescendo'. It makes the most beautiful red blooms. The camera doesn’t quite capture just how lovely they are but I think you get the idea.
These beautiful yellow irises were given to me by my next door neighbour. Aren’t they lovely? I’m not sure what kind they are, so if you know, maybe you can share that info with me. Maybe Jim will stop by and offer some thoughts on it; he seems to know his plants. Jim, are you around?
I know what this one is. It’s Iris pallida ‘Aureo Variegata’ (Gold-variegated Sweet Iris). This is the first year it’s bloomed for me, so you can imagine how proud I am. And can understand why I need to share photos of these blooms again and again.
Clematis Niobe is still going strong. She is filling up her trellis and putting on quite a spectacular show. I can’t get enough of her.
My garden just wouldn’t be complete without Asters. I adore these plants with their gorgeous daisy-like flowers. This one is Aster alpinus 'Goliath'. The name seems a little odd for a plant that doesn’t grow much taller than about 12 inches.
This one is Aster alpinus 'Happy End'. Isn’t it a fitting name for flowers that put a smile on your face?
The pride of my garden, Morden Sunrise, has exploded with blooms. These lovely roses will be gracing my garden all season long. I can’t say enough about his gorgeous rose bush. If you are planning on adding roses to your garden, consider this one. You won’t regret it.
This is Weigela 'French Lace'. It fills up with pretty little blooms, but even without them, it’s a gorgeous addition with its variegated foliage.
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Mellow Yellow', one of my most beloved columbines, is wrapping up its flowering period. I just had to share another image of it; it’s just so darn pretty.
Anemone sylvestris is still looking wonderful with its delicate white flowers. Such a joy to look at.
I adore this columbine, Aquilegia 'McKana Hybrids'. How can I not? Look at the flowers it produces. Aren't they amazing?
I’m not sure what the story is behind this little broken egg, but I hope it’s a happy one. I’d hate to think otherwise.
And that’s it for the garden stroll. Now, how about those treats I promised?