End of May Garden Walk
I absolutely love the time of year when I can take my early morning walk without getting chilled. In the mountains even summer early mornings can be very cool but this week we have had very mild overnight temps.
And a very grand week it has been for fresh blooms and birds serenaded me as I stroll. Camera in hand, of course!
First up, one of my new Iris we purchased at the Iris Farm we toured last month. Champagne Elegance is its name, and so fitting. The subtle colors are so very elegant. I will get another shot of it to share once it is fully opened.My Instagram and Facebook followers have been treated each morning to fresh new photos of what is blooming but I have failed to bring everyone else here a view. So this morning I am sharing with all my blog readers.
A black Iris that was enjoyed by many is called Superstition.
You will note that most of my flowers shared this past week where Iris, it is their time of year to shine so I give them the limelight during their brief show. I have early, mid, and late bloomers so my garden is graced with iris in bloom for a good 6 plus weeks.
Beverly Sills Iris, a graceful pink, blooms happily beside my Golden Celebration (David Austin English Rose). I buy the ‘own root’ roses as our climate can get quite cold fast which can damage or kill off roses. With the own root roses they will come back true from the roots after such an event as a freeze kill.
This burnt burgundy lovely is Red Hawk, most of these are from Schreiners in Oregon and are still available. They send you the biggest, healthiest rhizomes.
This next one is one of my absolute favorites, Prince George. The contrasting orange on the falls is so striking.
The bright orange of Autumn Riesling just seems to glow from within.
Standing beside my studio cottage is Jazz Festival. Creamy upper standards with a rosy fall. These have gotten a bit thick and will need dividing this season but I have some space for the extras. Another shot of Jazz Festival, it displays so well with it’s Foxglove neighbors. The Foxgloves are all starting to bloom too so the show will continue. I have so much more to share but will save that for another day.We are nearing completion of the repainting of the interior of the studio, now it is time to set it right. Everything is in a jumble moving it about and out of the way to paint.
I have some painting tutorials lined up and I am going to give some live, in person painting lessons too. (I hope that works out, we shall see)
Have a great day!