Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This week in the garden. Week 2, May 17

It's amazing how much can change in just a few days.  The antique rose bush from last week's bloom is now covered in blossoms, and the antique cameo pink climbing rose that Mom and I started from a clipping  20 years ago (from a bush belonging to Mrs. P.H. Zirkle) is starting to bloom as well.  We think it's likely a variety called New Dawn, which was the first plant to be patented in the US.  Blooms are small to medium, and the fragrance is just delightful, but wow...it grows FAST!   The hybrid tea climber 'Peace' has one bloom and several buds, and is trying to overtake my spirea bush.   There are more clematis blooming, more peonies, several spiderworts, and some other little treats, as well.  I hope you enjoy my garden, and will visit Candy at The Little Round Table, as she hosts This Week in My Garden each week, and add your own garden pictures to the party, as well!  I also joined Jean at It's Bloomin' Tuesday! Stop in and smell the roses!


'Belle of Woking'

Viburnum 'Blueberry Muffin'   (and just wait til you see the berries later!)

Peonies 'Raspberry Sundae' and 'Bowl of Beauty'
Peony 'Karl Rosenfield'
Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Thalictrum aquilegifolium (Meadow Rue, columbine leaf variety)
Tradescantia (Spiderwort) 'Lilac Frost'
Tradescantia (Spiderwort) 'Concord Grape'
Mixed Spiderworts

Baptisia australis (False Indigo)
Digitalis (Foxglove 'Foxy')


  1. Great colors, all of the plants look very happy-enjoy:@)

  2. Your flowers are beautiful! I want to bury my face in those roses and just smell them! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

  3. Wonderful variety, Elaine! I always learn so many flower names from you.

  4. Hi! This is my first time to your blog; I'm popping over from Jean's place. Lovely flowers. Your spiderwort is very nice, and your peony is a beautiful color. I saved my spiderwort and false indigo for next week's post. I'm not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway...over in the Valley from Afton Mountain. Nice to meet you!

  5. Lots of pretty colors in your garden. Happy gardening to you.


  6. Morning Elaine!

    Love your Viburnum, just lovely and a great image.
    I am not seeing any sign of my meadow rue so far this Spring .... yours is beautiful!

    Thanks so much for coming to the garden party.


  7. Wow, you really have a lot blooming. I can't wait for my peonies. I'm wondering if my just planted rose bush can bloom this year. Nancy H

  8. Hi, thanks for stopping by to visit my gardens at Redo 101. Thanks also for the information on the hydrangeas - so funny, last night at church, one of my friends said, "Oh Mary the hydrangeas are oak leaf hydrangeas!" (she reads my blog :) I said oh one of my blogging friends already told me - ha! Stop by anytime, and I'm looking forward to watching your flowers bloom this summer!

  9. Love all your pretty pastel colors. You have way more flowers blooming than I do right now!