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This blog's purpose is for me to keep a garden journal of sorts. To detail some of the things that I accomplish in the garden and a little of what I do in my home as well. It will also be a place where I will post the photos that I love to take so much. Maybe a place to post my overflowing of pictures that I particularly like or find artistic. Some posts will be wordy...and some may have no conversation at all. Just a post to bring back to mind a lovely day or a meaningful memory. I have disabled the comments on this blog, but feel free to e-mail me for any questions about what you see here. My e-mail address can be found in my profile.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Summer garden

John Cabot roses on the front arbor.

The roses have been blooming for a few weeks now and are
 coloring up the garden nicely. 

This is the Morden Centennial rose along with lady's mantle and snow in summer.

 Morden Centennial rose 

 This arbor is along the front of the main part of the garden. 
On the far right of the photo is William Baffin rose, on the arbor is John Cabot rose along
with river bank grape and on the far left of the photo is another John Cabot rose.

 John Cabot rose

 Along the front walk I have delphinium, peachleaf bellflower, lavender
and clematis blooming now.

      Here is a scraggly Henry Kelsey rose on a wire arbor in the shade thus the 
reason for the meager blooms and canes.

Lambert Closse and Morden Centennial roses 

Not a great photo, but these are the roses growing along the driveway. 
John Cabot and Bonica.

 Collette and Blaze roses on the south of the house.

Morden Blush rose blooms.

The photos below are some from the garden this spring that I hadn't got 
posted in this garden journal.


Edsel the cat.

He's the cutest statuary I have in the entire garden!


 Red Leaf rose with poppies.


 Blue Salvia

Tall bearded iris and white peonies in the bud.
(along with Sunny and Pal)

Sunny is coming closer to say hi!


 Peachleaf bellflower

 peonies and Husker Red penstemen

 Henryii clematis

The garden is alive with color right now and in the mornings I love going out 
to see what is there to greet my eyes. 
Always a camera in hand to record it for another year!