My solar-run fountain and garden shots
I promised myself to take more pictures this year, and for my first batch, I'm delighted to show off my new solar-powered fountain. There are bush and general layout pictures of my gardens also.
Solar-powered Fountain--unfortunately, it has been overcast for the past 24 hours, so my fountain doesn't have enough energy stored up to do its circular spray pattern on top, but you can see the water coming out of the lion's mouths. Think you can get the idea.
Here's a couple more pics of that same general area--in the center of my rather small backyard.
And here are some rose shots--mostly bush shots.
Jubilee Celebration -- center front. In background (upper left) you can see (red) Braveheart.
Earthsong. She looks a bit different this year. I've had her for 4-5 years and some of the canes were looking a bit old, so I gave her a rather severe pruning this spring to stimulate new growth. Got it--along with about 3 time more blooms--but the overall look of the bush is different now.
Mortimer Sackler. Several posters recently have asked about Morty. As you can see, even though I'm growing him as a somewhat tall shrub, he would probably like to be a climber.
Here's a quick look at that narrow strip you people helped me plan several years ago--the narrow strip is between my driveway and my neighbor's ugly garage. The roses there are just beginning to open (I'll post an update in a week or so), but those pansies sure are blooming their hearts out.
I also drastically pruned back by Eden climber this spring. Lots of healthy new growth coming up from the bottom, with lots of buds, but the top half of the pillar is a bit bare. Fortunately, my clematis Polish Spirit (I think it is) came to the rescue--very beautifully, in my opinion.
And here is a little glimpse of a corner of my front yard which is so shady, almost no roses can be grown there, but in this one corner I did manage to squeeze in three Home Runs which look very happy there on the left.
Let me know what you think. With lots of practice taking pictures this summer, I also hope to become a better photographer. : )