Calif_Sue's blog: Rose Garden

Posted on May 4, 2015 9:07 AM

Roses are at peak bloom, it's a riot of color. I may eventually take a few out and replace with shrubs and foliage interest.
Taken from my upstairs balcony.

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The digiplexis Foxglove (Digitalis Digiplexis® Illumination Flame) is fully open now and I want more! Lovey dubby
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#1 Rose (Rosa 'Teasing Georgia') on left, Rose (Rosa 'Aloha') on the right.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'Jacob's Robe') on left, Rose (Rosa 'Grace') in center, Pirate Ahoy iris in foreground, iris Connection behind it.
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#1Left, Rose (Rosa 'Graham Thomas'), center Rose (Rosa 'Molineux') and Rose (Rosa 'Hot Cocoa'), which I may remove. Not working for me.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'South Africa'), white Rose (Rosa 'Sally Holmes') in the back, gold shrub is Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii 'Santana'), the grey foliage with fuchsia blooms is self seeded Rose Campion (Silene coronaria), small gold shrub is Oriental Arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis 'Aurea Nana').
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#1 Yellow rose is Rose (Rosa 'Graham Thomas'), shrub behind bench Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata Sundance) and the tall salvia in the back with huge blooms is Blue Anise Sage (Salvia coerulea 'Costa Rica Blue'), lavender clematis 'Romona'. Fur baby is Kasey, looking for that lizard she saw zip under the plants.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'Teasing Georgia') in foreground, at her base is Clematis Josephine™ and Clematis (Clematis florida 'Sieboldii'). Rose (Rosa 'Gebrueder Grimm') coral red rose, and blue blooming shrub is Ceanothus (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'El Dorado') '
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Josephine and Sieboldii growing at the feet of Teasing Georgia
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Nemesia and poppies self seed real well
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Jacob's Robe
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Helen Hayes
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