Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Frolicking in the summer garden

Trailing lobelia in a hanging basket above the raised vegetable gardens.....
...lovely roses. This is Aotearoa. I don't usually grow hybrid teas, but this rose has an exquisite scent and I plant it wherever I go...
...and this is Yellow Charles Austin.
I love the campanulas that have naturalised in the pots of hostas - in the back pot is a little dark-leaved violet...
..and here is a hybrid clematis that I've just planted.
These iceland poppies have been flowering for a couple of months now. I also have Shirley poppies (of course!) but they are in between blooms tonight. Shirley poppies come in whites, soft pinks and reds and are often bicolors. They naturalise easily but grow into much taller plants than the wee Iceland ones.

9 comments:

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful flowers!
Here it's snowing and freezing...

Julie said...

Your roses are a picture of health and beautiful. It's lovely to see summer when it's so cold here. No snow yet tho.

Donald said...

Love those roses!

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

beautiful

Anonymous said...

Oh, Shirley, such beautiful flowers...love the tea roses! I plant them too. Thanks for sharing your breath of spring as we are in the throes of cold weather here.

kathy said...

Oh Shirley, such beautiful flowers..especially the tea roses. I plant those too. Thanks for sharing your breath of spring as we are in the throes of cold weather here.

kathy said...

Sorry about the double post...I didn't think it went through the first time...I accidentally hit a key...

Ali Honey said...

Lovely flower photos Shirley. I can do all except your beautiful Clematis - mine die after about 2 years - yes, I have tried planting the crown below soil level but still they usually don't live long. That one you have is a real treasuer.

kiwicarole said...

Hi Shirley! How come quilters are always great gardeners? Love the pics!
Carole ;)