Red Salvia Greggii - these bushes are always a winner and I see hummingbirds visit them every morning and evening.
The Antique Rose Emporium says that this rose was Teddy Roosevelt's favorite rose - Duchesse de Brabrant. The roses are beautiful, however, the rose bush - which can reach 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide has a problem with black spot. However, because it has such a unique bloom - and it is a repeat bloomer - I have decided to keep the two bushes that I have.
Bloom from an Indian Hawthorne shrub.
My irises were ordered from a company out of Oregon. I chose them because they had so many beautiful colors. http://www.schreinersgardens.com/
My daughter picked out the flowers and designed their placement in this beautiful little garden area.
Belinda's Dream in the front - Red Knock-out in the back.
Sombreuil rose bush in front.
I cannot remember the name of this antique, however, if I find it, I will update the blog post - it is beautiful, however, if we have a wet spring, the blooms tend to start looking messy because they have so many petals. My bush is about 5 feet tall now. It also has a problem with black spot - however, I don't want to rip it out because the flowers can be so beautiful.
White Mermaid antique roses- they smell wonderful! This bush is very prolific, drought tolerant too.
This is my Mutabilis rose, the common name is butterfly bush. It is a wonderful rose and blooms the longest of all my roses.
This is my first daylily of the season. I'm sure there will be more to come.
I planted my Christmas amaryllis bulbs in the garden and they are blooming beautifully! I'm thrilled!
First red hot poker bloom of the season.
Wisteria "tree" in the foreground. Knock Outs and Belindas Dream roses behind.