After my post on Wednesday; I awoke on Thursday morning to gale force winds from the north east. Lots of flowers gave up the will to hang on and the garden was covered in petals. Only one wisteria still has blooms but that is over the table so if the weather warms up we will be able to enjoy it for a little longer. The crab apples, which had been covered with flowers, are now almost without flowers, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that at some have set so that there are some apples in winter.
But I am not depressed; there are lots of other blooms. Today is very grey and cold, still with a cold wind, although not so strong. The soft light has been good for the images. I am also happy that the garden is beginning to have a strong ‘presence’ so I have included some views as well as photos of individual flowers.
Rosa mutabilis is just beginning to flower and I am pleased that the tulips I chose to plant with them, assuming that they would flower at the same time, are the same tones of pink and yellow. It is so funny how one’s taste in colours for the garden change. In the past the one colour I definitely didn’t like was orange; now I am enjoying many orange tulips as well as the Arbutilon and Hemerocallis in the back border.
Actually the Arbutilon has been badly affected by the cold winter; there is new growth coming from ground level but I was hoping that it would begin to shoot from much higher up. Last year it was about 2 metres tall – it is fast growing but it won’t reach that kind of height in one season’s growth.
Some plants have decided to flower TODAY, obviously they know about GBBD and wanted to be included! I found a sage, Rosa mulabilis and R. Clair Martin; plus buds about to open on the climbing rose on the pillars and the buds of Aquiligea are about to open.
As there are so many images, I have, as in the past, put together a slide show. Please click on the image below to see everything flowering today in My Hesperides Garden.
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting GBBD again this month. If you want to see what’s flowering all over the world today, pay her a visit.
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