I know it’s late and I have a backlog of photos to put into the blog. There are a couple of drafts that are approaching a first year’s birthday waiting to be posted. I will try for the next few days to get some of these online so that I can retire the photos to a disk somewhere outside my hard drive.
Our Ken Janek rhododendron was spectacular. All the plants this year seem to be blooming with numbers of flowers above and beyond all expectations. There’s only a close up of the KenJanek.
I cut one of the May Apples to have inside. The white flower developed these translucent windows in the water in the vase. Don’t know if this is a usual development as the flower ages.
These are two of my seedling azaleas. Geisha was one of the parents, these are planted where we buried Max, he used to sleep under these plants on summer nights.
Bill and Mary started to replace their fence last year. The Montana rubens clematis was undisturbed and bloomed very well. It has climbed to the top of one of Bills conifers next door and the tree is also covered with the vanilla scented flowers.
My primulas put on a nice show too.
Joker (azalea) and an azalea whose name we have forgotten blooming with Gordon Jones.
The Azalea Joker.
This is Rhododendron Gordon Jones. It has been languishing in the back garden for years, it is finally putting on a show of its large and marked flowers.
The rhododendron Grumpy has finally bloomed in the correct season. In the past we have had mild Novembers and Grumpy would bloom just before Thanksgiving thinking (?) it was Spring. Even in the Fall it never bloomed this well.
This peony, Cytheria is an unusual and luminous color. I cut two stems to have inside and protect the blossoms from some predicted heavy rains.
Toward the end of May our Nathan Hale Kalmia started to bloom. You’ll see more of this when it’s fully opened.
Inside, I have been concerned with wire work for wine cup stems.