Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Are you in the mood for some flower photos? I hope so! I have 2 different varieties of purple Clematis planted together on the right side trellis on our garden shed, this one is an eye popper.
And my 4th of July climbing rose is covered with buds and they are opening.. *love*. I think this rose is aptly named as the variegated red and white certainly does look like fireworks bursting in the sky with a fire-y yellow center.
We had a glitch on the gazebo construction project and found we needed to move it to do some final trim work - so Dayle bought 4 car wheel dollies and Travis jacked each side up and we placed the dollies under the columns, then the other side, and then the guys rolled it away from the house roof and did the finishing touches, then rolled the whole thing back into place, jacked it up again, slid the dollies out and "ta-da" it's done! LOL!
Then on Memorial Day we had a BBQ dinner! We had friends over, 5 of us sat under the gazebo and we set up a 2nd table nearby where 6 more of our party dined. I snapped this one photo of our alfresco dinner party. :-) The guys BBQed hotdogs, bratwursts and hamburgers while I made a big pot of orange baked beans and macaroni salad and Kristi cut up a very sweet watermelon, too.
The Lantana that we potted up are doing very well and I just adore them. I got 4 different varieties, here you see a pastel one and the other is a bright yellow, orange and hot pink!
The 4th of July rose bush, the brown in the back is my white Lilacs which are done.. wah.
I sure have enjoyed this rose which will bloom most of the summer.
This rose is called Scentimental and it's highly scented, love it.
You probably noticed that I have a thing for striped roses.
Kristi has been working in the garden, I so appreciate it. She did battle with some blackberry vines that had intruded into my beloved rosebud azalea, it looks so much nicer now!
The yellow centered white Rhododendron and a red rose over our old arbor. It needs replaced as it's old and falling apart but I can't bear to lose it as I just love it.
And the Double Delight rose is in bloom! Dayle did a good job of trimming our roses and they are all bushy and healthy looking. My sister Denise's MIL did rose testing for Jackson & Perkins and tested this one for them and got to name it! It's not only pretty but extremely fragrant. I've read that if you can only have one rose, this should be the one. :-)
They are creamy ivory colored with red where the sun hits it as it opens.
And this pink rose, I have no idea of it's name but it's also fragrant. Kristi had dug these out of the garden at their last house and Travis came home to see them in the refuse bin - so he brought them out here and planted them for us here. :-) They are loved.
Here is the pink one opened up.. do you know the name of it?
Here is a snap of the gazebo on the deck from the circular driveway with our woodland behind.
The Clematis vine on the garden shed.
The chickens clucked up a storm when I was photographing the Clematis.. pawwwwwk pawk.
I ordered a new bigger patio table which will arrive in a week or two, I can't wait to show you.
A few more photos of the Lantana.
Which is your favorite color?
Dayle is off to get some plant hanging brackets today so we can hang the two flower baskets that Kristi gave me for Mother's Day. :-) Now I need to find some new chairs as these aren't all that comfortable.
Kristi and her sister spent a "sister's day" at a terrarium shop and did a class and she brought home this super cool garden in a jar.. isn't it neat?
OK.. gotta dash.. pack swim bag and head to the pool. How is your week going? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)