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Sunday, June 07, 2009

A lazy June Sunday among the flowers

Actually, it's not such a lazy day. I'm writing my behind off. I finished Chapter 21 yesterday and am one-third through Chapter 22 of Naked Edge. That means I'm more than 67 percent done with the book. I must be done by July 15. And that's a lot of writing...

I want to get back to book piracy for just a quick moment, but not yet because I'd rather talk about...


My garden isn't in high bloom. Not yet. That will happen within the next 10 days or so. But here's what I found outside this morning...

Red Yarrow. The bunnies like to nibble this. I love how the color contrasts with all the green foliage around it. It's self-seeding, so it spreads on its own. This patch grew from one bedding plant we put in a few years ago.

Louise Odier is a Bourbon rose that was bred in 1851. It has a beautiful, rich old-rose smell. It's one that Benjy wanted to plant when he was younger, so it's kind of "his" rose bush, along with Hot Cocoa, which hasn't bloomed yet.

This is Golden Wings, a beautiful yellow rose with only a handful of petals on each blossom. It has a fresh rose scent and can be grown as a climbing rose. It's our only yellow rose, because someone (i.e., me) is stuck on pink. What can I say?

Stef, here are the peonies in full bloom. They're quite eye-catching!

This is Anne Bolyne, an Old English rose. It's scent is so fantastic and amazing that I almost get high off it. I planted lavender around it (that's lavender just below the bloom), so that I can smell both. Together. At the same time. Both scents are beautiful. Together, they're unbelievable!

Here is a view of my massive sage plant in full bloom. That's about the size of a queen-sized bed, actually. Right now, it sounds like the plant is buzzing. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. There are zillions of bees on those tiny blossoms.

Here's red yarrow bumping up against a bud on our Abraham Darby bush, which produces fully cupped, enormous flowers, also with a lovely Old English rose scent. I love it when the various flowers overlap. The colors, the scents, the foliage all make it a very sensual experience.

Thanks for indulging me. I hope you enjoy the photographs.


Linda A. said...

Beautiful pics again, Pamela! We have pink and yellow yarrow, but I've never seen the red variety. It's lovely, and the roses are spectacular.

You're at least three weeks ahead of us here. Our lilacs are in full bloom now and the crabapple just finished. Right now we have lily of the valley and blue and white forget-me-nots everywhere, and the buds are getting bigger on the peonies. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

PEONIES!!!! And they are beautiful! I love their color. Your garden is wonderful Pamela. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kaye Manro said...

Beautiful photos! How is it that you have such a beautiful flower garden and mine is, well not so pretty. Okay-- just like everything-- hard work I'd say!

Debbie H said...

Pamela, the flowers are beautiful! I would be zoned out in the garden if I had one like that.

I'm home from the festival and trying to get caught up before I head to work. Have a great day!

JennJ said...

Wow the photos and flowers are amazing. You have a really beautiful garden! I bet it is a great source of relaxation and pleasure to go out and look at all of them and smell the wonderful flowers.

Unfortunately for us around here I have a black thumb and can't seem to do anything but kill plants lol. But I love to look at them they are so pretty.

Barbara said...

Hey Pamela!!! The pictures are lovely as always! I hope you're doing well.


tena said...

Hello Pamela I have been having problems with my computer so I haven't been able to get on but I can't wait to read the new book take care

shirley said...

hi I cant wait to get your new book will it be out soon

Lucy said...

Lovely garden, Pamela! Pity it's winter here and most of the flowers have died off. We have plenty of oranges on the tree though :)

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