Yesterday I went out after work and took some photos of my garden; I figured I better do it now - in a few months the summer heat will have taken over and it definitely will look a little peaked. I'm really enjoying the garden this year - last year was the first planting and many of the plants, especially the roses, are much more robust this year now that they've had some time to settle. I now have between 15 and 20 rose bushes in the back, and about 5 in the front.
Here are some of the photos, with a few of Annie mixed in.
Here is the Barbra Streisand rose - just acquired this year. The fragrance is simply divine, dahling.
A few years ago I acquired this purple-painted medicine chest at a garage sale. On a whim I put it in the garden and gave the stone kitty something to look at.
This is Scentimental.
The next two are Lady of the Dawn...another gift and another favorite.
It's amazing how quickly the foxgloves have grown.
This was a miniature bought at Trader Joe's. Most of the minatures are now 2-3 feet high.
Aquilegia (or Columbine)
Another acquisition this year: Wild Blue Yonder. Very fragrant.