Sunday, April 25, 2010
Today's Flowers: Intoxicated on flowers
I sometimes feel intoxicated by the blooms in my garden. There is something new to see and smell daily.
I was thrilled to spot my first red roses in bloom. There is a long ways to go before they form a red wall but I am seeing the first signs.
There are about 5 red roses that opened over the past few days and a zillion of tiny red buds holding the promise of things to come.
The very first red roses I spotted from a distance made me suspect there were cardinals in the rose briers.
Then I walked into my garden and the closer I got, it became clear that I had some early blooms.
I look forward to when they are a mass of blooms but I'm enjoying the early ones now.
I am also spotting more iris each time I wander through my back garden.
I love the mix of colors on the iris. They are so appealing to me.
Most of the camellias have already started to drop but I have a few that are in full bloom still.
I am also starting to get blooms in what I call my bathroom garden. I planted the area with a wild flower mix after the bathroom remodeling guys (about 8 years ago) killed an area by throwing old fixtures on it. They carted the fixtures off and then I planted seeds.
I am enjoying the flowers on my deck wall. I like the way they form a wall of white with orange centers.
I particularly like the pattern the orange forms inside the white. Nature is a great designer.
My storage building roses are blooming like crazy with new blooms daily.
I often say that I may not live in a rose covered cottage but I have a rose covered storage building to make up for it.
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