Attempts at catching the magic of early morning ....

roselee z8b S.W. TexasApril 20, 2013

As many gardeners do I take a stroll
though the yard with my first cup of coffee.
Sometime I see views that I want to capture
with the camera to share with you. I'm rarely
successful in doing so, but will share a few of the tries.

I love the way Don Juan leans out to present it's fragrant red blooms at the front door ...

During and after a mild winter shrimp plants steal the show. This is the red form ...

The orange form in the side yard ...

Fruit cocktail shrimp ...

This purple verbena has bloomed all winter, too ...

With little watering and even less rain Larkspurs still want to take over the world in spring, which is fine with me ...

My neighbor has graciously placed some beautiful plants on a table close to the fence line ...

A look back through the arch ...

My sister gave me the wrought iron bench because the seat was rusted out in a few places. Now it serves to hold plants in the propagation area ...

Bob and Sport share some early morning playfulness ...

That's it for now. Would love to see your morning stroll photos ...

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I haven't been outside yet this morning, but I very much enjoyed your stroll with my coffee.
What are the other roses pictured?
This is a picture of September Morn that I have due to your pictures from 2011.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 12:16PM
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Another shot of September Morn after I cut off a lot of old flowers. The first flowers looked messed up.
I think the cold temps got them.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 12:44PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Ruth, I am so pleased to have enabled you to get September Morn. Isn't it beautiful? And the fragrance is the die for. Plus it keeps pumping out those big many petaled flowers through the heat of summer.

The mounding pink rose is Rainbow Knockout.

The red rose with the Larkspurs is Prospero and the pink is Pretty Jessica. They are David Austins, both very fragrant and highly recommended, but being older ones are hard to find. I planted them together since they both stay small. They are among the dozen or so roses that stayed.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 12:53PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Did you use photobucket or is there a way to post multiple pic using the upload feature on here?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 1:03PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Photobucket. There's been a lot of complaints about how they've changed things around, but it's not hard to use. Like anything else you just have to get used to it.

Posting multiple pictures is still not possible with the GW system, but at least large single photos can be posted, not the tiny ones as before..

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 1:09PM
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Maybe I should try another David Austin. The Prince is my only David Austin. I hesitate to get more of his since this hasn't bloomed well for me yet.
I do love the very few flowers when it does bloom. I got it October 2011 and it's in one of my best in ground spots for roses.
I'm thinking of getting rid of if it doesn't bloom more this year.
Francis Dubreuil is almost always bloomings and is a good size for that spot.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 1:23PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Ruth, I had The Prince also. As you say the blooms are beautiful, but burn quickly if in the Texas sun and it wants sun to bloom so it didn't do that well for me either. Some of the other Austin reds are better I think.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 1:38PM
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I enjoyed sharing your morning walk----Your garden has been a joy to me for many years----


    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 9:14PM
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Love these...and I am in shrimp plant zone envy....
Thank you for posting...all of you!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 10:37PM
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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

Thanks for sharing your lovely garden, roselee.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 10:46AM
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