Monday, June 19, 2017

Roses, Peonies and Foxgloves

Can you believe that it's almost the end of June? I can't!

Peonies, roses and foxgloves are the stars in the garden at the moment.

Rose 'Carefree Beauty', pink peonies and Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

David Austin's 'Mary Rose'

David Austin's 'Mary Rose'

The "hedge" of  climbing Explorer series roses 'John Davis' and 'John Cabot'.

Canadian Explorer Series Rose 'John Cabot'

'Reine de Violettes' rose which is very upright and almost thornless.

The deeper pinky-red rose is Hybrid Musk rose 'Marjorie Fair' and the lighter pink 
is the Hybrid Musk rose 'Robin Hood'.

These are self-seeded Foxgloves. (Read more about growing Foxgloves here.)

Now is the time to cut back your perennial geraniums. They'll look like hell for a week or so and then you should see nice fresh foliage.

The Lupins are almost finished blooming. I love the seedpods in this soft, furry green stage.

Campanula and a patio clematis. You can read more about Campanula here.

'Chereokee' Clematis which is part of Boulevard series of patio clematis. It only grows 5-6 ft.

Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone' 

These peachy-pink foxgloves I grew from seed. (They are Sutton's Seeds 'Apricot'.)

Have a wonderful week!


  1. So gorgeous! I just bought a Cherokee Clematis to grow up the new pergola that I built. Guess I didn't notice the 5' thing... oh well, opportunity presents to buy another clematis! lol

  2. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful plants I can't grow so I can enjoy them vicariously! So lovely!!!

  3. Lovely photos and my absolute favourite flowers amongst them, peonies, foxgloves,clematis brightens up a very dull winter's day here in Canberra Australia. Enjoy summer.

  4. Everything looks so lush and vigorous! I can't believe the height of your John Cabot and John Davis! And those foxgloves! I just bought some apricot ones at our local greenhouse…always hard to wait a whole year for blooms though. Your bouquet of peonies on the blue chair is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Such inspiration...

  5. Your blooms are gorgeous and I love the softness of the pinks and lavenders. You have such a lovely garden!

  6. Your garden pictures are stunning. They just make me want to come and pay a visit. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Incredibly lovely! Such talents you have..... gardening, photography and writing as well!

  8. How utterly charming your garden is looking! Fair takes the breath

  9. Love the color pink in the garden, your peonies are especially nice, so floriferous, my peony only produced three flowers this year.


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