My 'Abraham Darby' rose has been full of buds and I've been checking daily for the blooms to pop. Yesterday it rained all day and I just knew I was missing the first show of the year. Today when I got home from work I ran outside with the camera so I could share the luscious flowers with you.
They are just breath-taking to me. I LOVE the English roses and this pale pink is my fav. The past couple of years the Japanese beetles had been so bad that they usually devour these roses before I can drown the nasties......not this year though (Yet, anyway!)Another flower I am enjoying at the moment are these 'Alium Gigantium's.' Looks Like I need to divide them later this year. I planted 2 bulbs about 3 or 4 years ago and they had multiplied.....much to my delight.
I get some strange looks when people see that I plant my lettuce seeds in designs. This year I've planted them in a X.I'm also enjoying this wire planter filled with purple sweet alyssum and salvia. I've made use of broken dishes and terra cota flower pots to decorate the edges.
Gardening season is my favorite season of the year!