The garden brings daily delights. It's amazing how fast the garden changes. Every day is different.
Walking around the garden, I've noticed:
The first hosta bloom.
'Charles Darwin' has one of the most beautiful blooms of any I've seen.
'Dream Come True' rarely blooms for me, but she's blooming this week!
Clethra is starting to bloom, even though it looks a bit burnt already!
And - the most exciting of all - I had to take a double take!
Madame Berkeley is blooming - her very first bloom in my garden! (She's the little pink bloom behind the Rudbeckia.)
I got Madame Berkeley last fall, and have wondered if she was planning to ever show me her blooms.
I guess she finally decided we were acquainted well enough!
They are tiny, but the thrill was worth the wait!
I wonder what tomorrow will bring in the garden!
I'm joining Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursdays, and her weekly party.
Charles Darwin is quite dashing! Wow.ReplyDelete
Very pretty...love the modest rose.ReplyDelete
How right you are that every day brings something new. I guess that's one of the reasons why we love our gardens. Always a surprise.ReplyDelete
The Darwin bloom is stunning and my rose jealousy continues to grow. My clethra is blooming and also noticed how they appear to be crisping up close but look much better from afar.ReplyDelete
The ever changing nature of a garden is something that keeps it always interesting, you are right! Oooh, I am delighted to see that you are also growing 'Charles Darwin'. I haven't seen a bloom on mine yet, so I really appreciate "the preview"! Congratulations on the first blooms of 'Mme. Berkeley'. I have a friend, who grows many Tea Roses and some of hers also are really taking their time to get going.ReplyDelete
Your blooms are lovely, it must be wonderful to be in your garden now. My Mme. Berkeley is about the size of yours :), but it has been blooming very well for a tiny tea...ReplyDelete
Beautiful roses! Wish I could smell them on the computer.ReplyDelete
I love the hosta bloom!!ReplyDelete
StoBlogger - I am very happy with him, too!ReplyDelete
Darla - I don't know why she decided to wait until it was so hot to bloom! I was worried she was unhappy where she was and was thinking about moving her!
Marguerite - I hate knowing winter comes around, but gardens would not be the same without the constant change, and the different seasons.
ONG - Mine is in a pretty sunny spot, but I was still surprised that its bloom looked so crispy. Glad to know mine is not the only one. Makes me feel like a better gardening 'mom'.
Christina - Thanks for telling me about your friend's teas. I was worried I was doing something wrong. That's reassuring. I don't mind waiting, if I know that is normal. I hope you enjoy your Charles Darwin as much as I have mine. Mine is new to me, too - I love, love, love it!
Masha - I don't want a giant tea in that spot, but I'm anxious for the good Madame to grow a little bigger! I really like the color of her blooms. I think she'll end up being a very enjoyable rose to have.
Cottage Dome - It's a bit of a tease, isn't it? It would be nice to be able to have the scent come across the web!
GardeningBlog - I was thrilled with it! I don't have a lot of hostas, but I still love them, and I like to see their blooms, too!
Fun that you got excited about your little bloom! Here I thought I was the only one that did those silly things. My garden and my pets are my babies, they bring us joy and nothing is more important then having joy in life. Nice post ~ JacqueReplyDelete
Your flowers are so lovely, but my favorite one is hosta. I love that picture.ReplyDelete
With all the pretty flowers that you showed, I like your photo of the hosta flower. Hostas in bloom are so overlooked, and often plucked off the plant. They do have small and pretty flowers. I have to remember to take their photo this year. I never did either.ReplyDelete
You have preety colection of roses! I like Charles Darwin the most!ReplyDelete
Hope you will have more and more bloom everyday!
Charles Darvin is very, very pretty! Love the color - very delicate!ReplyDelete
Lovely roses. I am not familier with Madam Berkley,does it smell? I have a rose that kind of looks like this, don't know the name of it.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful garden you have, and your photographs of it are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Jacque - I totally agree. My garden is my baby, too, and it always thrills me!ReplyDelete
Olga - I love hosta blooms. I know they have great foliage, but I love those little spikes, too.
GWGT - I would never pluck off my hosta blooms! I guess they're not the biggest, but they still give me lots of joy. I like the different colors of blooms, too.
Malar - I have been very pleased with Charles Darwin so far, of course, he is new this year, so time will tell. But I'm in love with that ball of bloom!
Tatyana - I so love apricot flowers. And this one has such layers of colors. It is pretty!
mississippi artist - It is an old garden tea rose, so it is supposed to have a scent like tea. But, honestly, I couldn't smell anything, so it must be a faint scent.
lisa - Well, thank you. I love walking around and seeing what's in bloom each day.
Love the Charles Darwin rose! Yours looks better than the mail order catalog photo I have!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing over here at Cottage Flora Thursday's Garden Party! gorgeous blooms you have in your gardens & i'm loving the roses you have! oxox, tracieReplyDelete
Karen - What a sweet compliment! I am very pleased with its beautiful blooms.ReplyDelete
Tracie - It was fun to walk around and see what delights were in the garden. It's been so hot here, I had even given up doing that for a while!
Beautiful blooms! I love the peachy-yellow color of the Charles Darwin.ReplyDelete
Bumble Lush - I do, too! I have thought about this being a predominately white bed, but I can't resist a peach colored rose!ReplyDelete
This time of year is so wonderful in the garden. Always something new and delightful to witness. Love your blossoms!ReplyDelete
I love all your flowers and those roses are beautiful! Have a great weekend Holley!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flower! Very beautiful pictures! Fantastic atmosphere!ReplyDelete
When I first saw the hosta bloom, I was stumped until I read it was a hosta. Duh, for someone who grows as many of them as I do, you'd think I'd recognize it, wouldn't you? Your photo made me appreciate their flowers even more instead of dreading the deadheading process.ReplyDelete
Love all your roses, I envy the great gardeners out there who tend them with such expertise. Just beautiful!
Karen - Blooms look different in macro, don't they? I think hostas in bloom are so pretty. Deadheading the roses gets to be a job, too! Gardening work is never done - no matter what you grow!ReplyDelete
Grace - I agree that I am enjoying the blooms, and am already beginning to dread winter!ReplyDelete
p3chandan - I am happy to have some flowers to show off as it's so very hot here. Just a few days a bit cooler would make everything (including me!) much happier! Happy weekend!
Mikko - Thank you! Summer is wonderful for enjoying the blooms, and tweaking the garden where it needs it! Thanks for commenting.
Charles Darwin does have a pretty flower! Love the shading around the edges. And the clethra looks so nice - I have 'Ruby Spice' clethra on my wish list if I can find a good spot.ReplyDelete
That hosta bloom is amazing. I've got the same one and never appreciated it the way you do with a close-up! Love the Charles Darwin. It is a stunner!ReplyDelete
VW - My clethra is probably in too much sun. I hope it can take it, but if not, I'll be moving it. I hope you can find a good spot for 'ruby spice'. You won't be disappointed.ReplyDelete
Cathy and Steve - I'm starting to get the feeling that people grow hostas for their foliage, but I adore their blooms! A little perky piece of sunshine in the shadows.
I agree Holley, many of the Hostas have terrific blooms. Your Roses are as beautiful as ever.ReplyDelete
Very nice post. Charles Darwin is a beautiful rose. Our Dream Come True is a little stingy with her blooms too!ReplyDelete
Alistair - I'm glad you enjoy your hosta blooms, too. Thanks for the compliment.ReplyDelete
redneckrosarian - I'm glad you said your Dream Come True is stingy, too, and it's not just me! I've often wondered if I'm just not giving it what it wants!
Lovely flowers. I like the white petunias in your last post - one of my favourite and always cheerful in the garden. KelliReplyDelete
Kelli - The petunias are exactly that: cheerful. It's nice to see cheerful out in the garden!ReplyDelete