I have started my morning garden walks, things are starting to pop open and though I still have tons of weeding to do (our last rain storm followed by pure warm sunshine has given the weeds a jump start) I ignore them and tour for blooms to photograph and share.
My Clematis are all starting to open up..I have several but I will start with the first two to open up.
This beauty shares the arbor over our front walkway with a Tess D’Urbervilles English Rose.
Nelly Moser Clematis
This one is located just in front of my front porch rail.
My Iris are getting started too, this one is a bi-colored iris, unfortunately I cannot remember the name. I bought the majority of my iris corms from Schreiner’s.
They ship only huge healthy corms, I have never lost a one and they reproduce like crazy.
This is one of the old fashioned “Flags” they are scented, this one smells like Grape Kool-Aid. I have another color in my collection here that has the same scent and when you walk past it is soooo delightful.
This is the one my cousin dug up in an old Idaho homestead’s forgotten garden. Do you still have this one Brenda???
It is loaded with buds and the orange one behind it is getting ready to open.
Now to a couple roses…
Crown Princess Margareta English rose
Dream Weaver climbing rose
And my favorite of the moment,
It is climbing my chicken house…
When the sun hits it you cannot even smell the chickens, the rose scent is so powerful it overrides the chicken doo, not THAT is powerful.
Enjoy the rest of your day….