Monday, June 19, 2017

Roses, Peonies and Foxgloves

Can you believe that it's almost the end of June? I can't!

Peonies, roses and foxgloves are the stars in the garden at the moment.

Rose 'Carefree Beauty', pink peonies and Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

David Austin's 'Mary Rose'

David Austin's 'Mary Rose'

The "hedge" of  climbing Explorer series roses 'John Davis' and 'John Cabot'.

Canadian Explorer Series Rose 'John Cabot'

'Reine de Violettes' rose which is very upright and almost thornless.

The deeper pinky-red rose is Hybrid Musk rose 'Marjorie Fair' and the lighter pink 
is the Hybrid Musk rose 'Robin Hood'.

These are self-seeded Foxgloves. (Read more about growing Foxgloves here.)

Now is the time to cut back your perennial geraniums. They'll look like hell for a week or so and then you should see nice fresh foliage.

The Lupins are almost finished blooming. I love the seedpods in this soft, furry green stage.

Campanula and a patio clematis. You can read more about Campanula here.

'Chereokee' Clematis which is part of Boulevard series of patio clematis. It only grows 5-6 ft.

Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone' 

These peachy-pink foxgloves I grew from seed. (They are Sutton's Seeds 'Apricot'.)

Have a wonderful week!


  1. So gorgeous! I just bought a Cherokee Clematis to grow up the new pergola that I built. Guess I didn't notice the 5' thing... oh well, opportunity presents to buy another clematis! lol

  2. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful plants I can't grow so I can enjoy them vicariously! So lovely!!!

  3. Lovely photos and my absolute favourite flowers amongst them, peonies, foxgloves,clematis brightens up a very dull winter's day here in Canberra Australia. Enjoy summer.

  4. Everything looks so lush and vigorous! I can't believe the height of your John Cabot and John Davis! And those foxgloves! I just bought some apricot ones at our local greenhouse…always hard to wait a whole year for blooms though. Your bouquet of peonies on the blue chair is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Such inspiration...

  5. Your blooms are gorgeous and I love the softness of the pinks and lavenders. You have such a lovely garden!

  6. Your garden pictures are stunning. They just make me want to come and pay a visit. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Incredibly lovely! Such talents you have..... gardening, photography and writing as well!

  8. How utterly charming your garden is looking! Fair takes the breath

  9. Love the color pink in the garden, your peonies are especially nice, so floriferous, my peony only produced three flowers this year.

  10. "Can you believe that it's almost the end of June? I can't!"

    This tired teacher with just one week left replies, "Yes I can believe it!"

    Thank you for such a restorative posting with peonies like prom dresses and images of roses so rich that I swear they are sending clouds of sweet rosey scents my way!

  11. Oh my goodness, Jennifer, everything here is SO beautiful!
    The photographs of the flowers on the chair are pure perfection.
    I just love those.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for sharing all of this beauty here.

  12. Really enjoyed the Lupins and seedpods. You don't get to see a mix of flowers growing together often.

  13. Gorgeous shades of pink and lavender and all around beauty. Great tip on the geraniums, mine were assaulted by some bug or other, all brown now and not lovely. I will shear them back and see what happens. Peony season went very quickly here, we were unseasonably hot for a few days and they bloomed and flopped. Your garden is so beautiful!

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