|Tulips in the Rose Garden this week with Magnolia stellata.|
I have been working very hard lately getting all of our these new beds weeded and mulched for their first spring show, working on new garden designs for local clients, as well as finishing up my studies for the RHS Level 2 tests this June. We have been having a hot, hot spring. So there has also been need for lots of watering and the plants are shooting ahead in growth... And there were 13 roses, 6 boxwood, 6 fruit trees, 6 birch trees and a hornbeam hedge that went in too!
While I put my feet up & have some mint ice cream, I hope you enjoy having a look around... :)
|Our Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) hedge at the end of the Rose Garden; it is here! They are large trees (as they were the only European Hornbeam I could find), so I am going to be very concerned about keeping them watered well this season.|
|Tulip 'Violet Beauty' and tulip 'Pink Diamond' with Allium 'Purple Sensation' with the bright yellow early-foliage of Spirea 'Gold Mound'.|
|Blue forget-me-nots... a spring favorite for me... with a new hosta that is supposed to hold up well in the direct sun, Hosta 'Wide Brim'.|
|The Bearded irises are up and in bud already, this one a dark purple coming from our new neighbors as a "friendship plant"... one often passed along that has been in the family for a few generations.|
|Allium 'Purple Sensation' with our baby yew hedge.|
|This garden is now 9 months old. The purple flowers in these borders are helping me better like the forget-me-not blue door color.|
I am going to leave some lovely shade-loving flowers for my next post. :)
If you would like to keep up with the daily progress of our new gardens (especially as it is hard to do full blog posts at the moment), I am using Instagram quite a bit. Just follow me at WMGardener and you will see plants arriving home from the nursery, areas that I am working on, or beautiful blooms that just catch my eye.
Thanks for taking a look at the Rose Garden!
Check in at May Dreams for many beautiful gardens on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.