Friday, 15 May 2015

In my garden

It's so wonderful to see old favourites come into bloom again. This is my first Iris to bloom this year.

                                  This yellow Iris grows wild at the edges of the lake.
                                          Clematis beginning to open

This photo doesn't do justice to the purple Columbine! Maybe I should have been closer?

The Bonica rose has countless buds ( and aphids that I wash off with soapy water every couple of days).

Rugosa roses, on the other hand, are rarely bothered by aphids...or anything else, for that matter. They smell heavenly.
Those are some of the flowers blooming in my yard this week. If we get more sunny days no doubt many more will be in bloom. 

                                                Granny Marigold


  1. Your flowers are simply beautiful! The little fence adds to the beauty. I love fences and gates and flowers! :)

  2. I have the same iris, and we' noticed lots of the yellow ones in marshy spots today. I also have the same columbine, they are small but a clump is quite striking. They seem to self seed, as I have more clumps now. Too bad the flowers don't last longer. Your garden looks lovely!