Busy busy busy. Most of it in my garden which is a very good thing. For now let's catch up on what has been blooming and now close to finishing.
First, two new additions to the garden. This one is R. 'Fascination' a Yakushimanum. It is very similar to Ken Janek (also in the garden) but hey, I like it.
The second is Lemon Lights azalea. This is my first azalea. I have always admired the flowers especially as they bloom so early, but never sure about not being evergreen. I am not much of a stick admirer but I will have to get over that. Here's another photo of the flowers:
Here's a mellower yellow with rosa hugonis 'Father Hugo'. I have had this species rose for four years now and this year it rewarded me with close to one hundred blooms. This type of rose is an awkward fit in the garden. It is like a teenager, all limbs, flailing about. However each of those limbs is covered with a dozen or so blooms all the way along each stem. Magnificent.
|Blue eyed grass - a species native to our area|
I always look forward to the return of the Blue eyed grasses. They are found all over North America and they all are easily recognizable. Notice the difference in the shape of the petals between the one on top and the photos below. I recently found out that there is a naturally pink flowering blue eyed grass.
|Blue eyed grass 'Lucerne'|
Last summer our master gardener group went on a tour of the nurseries at Sheridan Gardens in Georgetown, Ontario. While at their gift shop, oops I mean Garden Center, I and a friend found the native climbing honeysuckle sempervirens. Well we both certainly hoped it was so, as we both (it turned out) coveted and had been searching for the elusive sempervirens for years. I believe I can say with certainty and pride that we are the proud owners of this gorgeous plant. (If I am wrong please let me down gently)