Here’s a view I’m very pleased with, although the photo doesn’t quite capture the thing that’s causing me to smile. After the weird rose dieback issues I was having last month, all of the roses have put on huge flushes of new growth. From the back deck, the red new growth looks like masses of burgundy flowers. In fact, my roommate admitted that she had been admiring the”flowers” as she ate breakfast on the deck. So now I’m very relieved that all seems to be well in rose-land:
As I was posting my old pictures to my brand-spankin’-new archives, I noticed that almost none of my pictures had been taken from the most common perspectives around here– the comfy chairs on the back deck. (And do me a favor and pretend you don’t see a garden hose, please…I was feeling lazy.)
And to answer my burning question of whether the blooms of Chinese Witch Hazel would match the redbud blooms…not so much. But I’m crossing my fingers that next year the Double Knockout Rose in that corner starts blooming before the Witch Hazel is done– I bet those two would look good together! I guess we’ll wait and see:
A question from Diana about the pink verbena prompted me to try to find the tag that came with it to verify its identity. I took one look at this pile and, er, gave up. One of these days I’m going to figure out how to be more organized in the garden, or at least wash the mud off these tags so I can handle them inside the house. Maybe I’ll tape them all onto looseleaf and stick them in a binder.