These days, it is hard for me to remain inside the house. The first thing I do in the morning, when I get the chance to, is to walk around in the yard to see what progress the plants have made overnight 🙂 and to see if there are any new blooms.
It is an exciting time to be in the yard these days because the irises and the Marguerite daisies are already blooming. The Rhododendrons are starting to open. And so are the roses. and the peonies. There should be a lovely explosion of colors and scents in the next few days. Hopefully, they open before we go on a vacation.
And then there are the Clematis. The Nelly Moser is in full bloom. It has gotten to be so huge it managed to tip its trellis over. (You can make the picture EVEN bigger by clicking on the photo. 🙂
Right beside the Nelly Moser (I wish I did not underestimate how big Clematis grows) is Star of India. It is overwhelmed by the sheer size of the Nelly Moser but it manages to shine on its own because of its lovely colors. There are a few blooms here and there, but when they show, what a lovely color combo that it and the Nelly Moser will make.
Last, we have this unknown variety. I rescued it from some dangerous part of the yard, i.e., a place the lawnmower frequents. It came with the house and when I first saw it, it was just a tiny growth near a tree. Lucky for it, I just bought some Clematis and recognized from the leaf pattern what it could possibly be. I planted it near an arching trellis, opposite a climbing rose, Westerland. This clematis showed a remarkable improvement from last year, however, it is threatened to be overwhelmed by the rather generous rose.
Thank you for enjoying with me the bounties of my little garden. I will certainly be glad to share more photos of the flowers that bloom in our garden. 🙂