Friday, May 15, 2015

The Rose Garden in May at Havenwood

Tulips in the Rose Garden this week with Magnolia stellata.
Welcome to the first year for our new gardens at Havenwood!

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.

https://instagram.com/wmgardener/


Thanks for taking a look at the Rose Garden!
~Julie

Check in at May Dreams for many beautiful gardens on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

15 comments:

  1. Iris and tulips together, so pretty!

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  2. You have achieve so much in such a short time - it's looking incredible. Those are large trees, I do hope you manage to keep on top of watering them this year. A lesson in perfect gardening here :)

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement! It means a lot. I have worked so hard... kind of as a painter toiling over her painting. I hope that it continues to better share the beauty that I have in my head with others :)
      ~Julie

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  3. It looks stunning! You're ahead of me now--my Irises are growing but haven't started budding yet. I think it's amazing that you have Tulips, Alliums, and Irises blooming all at the same time. Wow!

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    1. Yes, we did Beth! Just the day after, those irises bloomed large right along with the tulips. Now we have some yellow irises open with all of the purple.... I hope to share it soon :)
      ~Julie

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  4. Hello!
    I really like your color choices: the pinks and purples together are so lovely! Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Thank you for your visit & your comment, Linnae!
      ~Julie

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  5. I really like your Allium - tulip colors. Purple and pinks seem to be my wheelhouse. Very pretty!!

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    1. A very powerful combination :) Thank you!
      ~Julie

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  6. The transformation is so inspiring and incredible Julie!

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    1. Thanks Donna! That means so much, as you have seen it from the beginning. Hard to believe this garden is only 9 months old!
      ~Julie

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  7. Wow, everything is looking great. Julie, are all of these plants new...I don't recall, but I think it's amazing the transformation from when you bought the place. Awesome!

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  8. Wow! You worked so hard this year! I was out of the country for a while and now I am catching-up on my garden, my blog and the blogs I follow! I am so impressed with you!

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