Friday, May 29, 2020

May 29th, 2020

Morning in the Garden

The shadows are lengthening

as the sun rises higher in the sky

but still it is morning,

and there is that lovely fresh aura

in the air

Spring is late this year, -

at least the gardens' response to spring.

I look at pictures from earlier years

when the Blaze and Princess roses

were in full bloom...

but I am not impatient.

It will all happen in good time

and I find joy in watching the garden gradually

settle into summer!

Here's what's blooming!!!!

The Iris, of course

Iris and a few pink roses, although they are far behind last year's generous offering....

not so with the buttercups, - they are inclined to be weedish - but bright and heart warming, so they 

get accepted!!

 Out back there are some lilies and more iris, a garden shop basket and the promise of lilies and shastas and peonies - SOON

a few early poppies and the honeysuckle coming into bloom

along with the clematis that lives beside it.

The scarlet peonies along the front fence have been quite gorgeous,

but here, in the back garden, the single white peony starts to bloom

and they are so lovely in the evenings when they spread wide

their petals, and their beautiful golden centre glows.

The Blaze rose got a terrific pruning job this year, and although they are not

the brilliant blaze of glory as in other years

we will look forward to 2021!!!

Lilies - the first of many

and more pink cabbage roses

 Everything welcomes the sun and the rain

and blooms merrily

Oh, life would be so dreary without a garden!!


Ellen D. said...

Especially your garden! It is really lovely. My favorite is the pink cabbage roses, I think! Thanks for all of the wonderful photos!

Morning's Minion said...

Life without gardens would be unthinkable! Still worth aching knees, broken fingernails, the disappointments when plants don't thrive. My gardens change daily; if I'm not out there I miss something wonderful.