So I was waiting for my peonies to come, and they came and so did the heavy rains and now they are gone.
I picked the last ones today.
I placed them around my roses. The roses are not from my garden. But as you can see the peonies had a few dirty spots due to the rain splashing mulch and dirt. I love them so. It was not a great year for them. The rains came too strong and quick for them to reign in my garden. I still have some blooms on the plants but they are all resting on the floor. I did stake them but they get too long too quick.
So now in my garden is the next shift
The smell is so strong they are the first thing I smell when I open my door to my deck and they are not even close to my deck.
Now what I am about to show you is pretty amazing. I have never witnessed this in my garden, ever.
I have had a lot of blooms but this is unbelievable.
This looks like a normal arbor for roses. This sits along my back patio.
I have New Dawn on one side and Iceberg on the other side.
Now take another look, this time a bit closer.
New Dawn is a lovely pale pink and Iceberg is white with a hint of pink.
Here are a few that have opened.
I'm a little concerned we are going to get more rain tonight and tomorrow, a bit heavy. I'm hoping they will wait to open after the rain.
Here are a few photos of the front roses and garden.
This is one of my trellises in the front. Constance Spry my favorite is here and New Dawn. I planted New Dawn in the front because she resembles Constance a little and because Constance is a one time bloomer. She only blooms for three weeks and then she's gone. It's too painful when she is done so I figured let me plant New Dawn next to her so that I always have blooms.
Hope you enjoyed my garden tour. I will post once the roses are here. Promise.