Storms Tomorrow--Pictures Today
Since we have the possibility of strong storms tomorrow, I decided I had better do pictures today, for the wind is very strong already. This morning, I had to help my husband stake some plants. A few of the rose bushes had suffered broken canes before we could get to them. that's how bad it's been.
This is a group shot of our rambler which we call the "Jean" rose--it came from my sister's 1885 Victorian house.
Closeup--love this rose
The Jean rambler rose on the fence. It's so large, I can't get it all in the pictures.
Coral double poppy--this one had to be staked--it's about 3 1/2 feet tall.
Red Double Poppy--another one to be staked--4 feet tall. These poppies were not planted here. They just "popped" up and we left them. Obviously, they were very happy in that spot.
These petunias came up volunteer. My husband had to hoe most of them out, they were so thick, and would have over run everything.
A beautiful double mock orange named "Snow Goose." This fragrance is gorgeous.
Another view of "Snow Goose". The bush doesn't look so great this year, might need to move it.
The LA hybrid lilies are starting to bloom. This one is Camelot. Love the color.
This little clump of "Camelot" really bloomed close to the ground--don't know why. They are usually taller.
Cluster pic of rose "Blush Noisette". This is the oldest rose we grow. It is dated 1817. Just think--this is a real living antique.
Had to do another of Belinda's Dream. This is just about peak bloom, and it is fabulous to see.
Our spiderwort that came up volunteer in just the right spot. It is so cute. Pictures must be made in the morning, for it will close when the sun hits it.
Cluster of polyantha Perle D'Or. Love this rose, so pretty. We keep ours pruned down, but the info I have says it could grow to 8 feet high and 8 feet across--impressive. Perhaps we should let our's grow and see if this is true.
Last one--one of the Maggie roses nearly at peak bloom. We have 4 of these.