June 22, 2002
1) Coreopsis 'Early Sun'. Commonly called Tickseed. First bloom.
2) Rose 'Abraham Darby'. First flush of bloom is over, now it will repeat.
3) Bane of my existence. But pretty anyway. Blooms of the garden rogue,
4) On the steps from the drive to the lower level, growing in the lush
jungle that sprang up there are wild Foxglove (digitalis).
1) One of the clematis that I planted to grow through this apple tree, which
never produces. The other is white. I don't remember the names.
2) A climbing rose that was planted at the edge of my vegetable garden,
intending for it to climb the cherry tree, but it was overwhelmed by
blackberries. A little bit of it survives but is probably growing off the
hardy root stock. I thought it was Zepherine Drouhan. Whatever, it is the
hottest pink I've ever seen in a rose!
3) A love rose in a short shrub. This is Konigen von Danemarck (Queen of
Denmark). It has been totally hidden til last summer, when my husband took
to whacking the brush and pulling huge "stumps" of blackberries. I freed it
from the grip of buttercups (which are about 3' high and thick!) and it fell
over. Maybe next year!
4) Looking up the hill (app. 15 degree slope!) to a clump of foxglove and
the roses Mme Hardy (on the left) and Mme Alfred Carrier (right). You can
even see the one bloom of yellow-orange Asiatic lily in the pot on the deck.
1) a small dark red rose that may be growing from another rootstock, but it
has the look of the Europaena that I had growing here, but it's on the
opposite side of the path from where it was. Probably a sucker. Still,
2) Mme Alfred Carriere, late afternoon
3) Mme Hardy, late afternoon. This rose, which is called a pillar rose, has
been using a lilac to get up high. Being over the drain field, I can't go
digging down and putting in a trellis or pillar to wind it around.
4) Sweet William. I love this flower. It comes in a tremendous assortment
of variations. This seems to be the only one I have left. They are
biennials, growing one year and blooming the next. I used to have it sown
up and down the private road, but now the neighbor mows the verges and has
pretty well wiped it out.
1) The wild flower Herb Robert. I love this plant. It is full of pinkish
blooms and when it dies back in the summer, the lacy leaves put on fall
2) The only bloom so far of Cornelia. A small, dainty cream colored old
rose. The blooms are about 1.5" across
3, 4) The rose "Topaz Jewel" (which translates into "many thorns" )
never fails to move me. It is a largish, upright shrub, an old rugosa rose,
that starts out with yellow buds and blooms that fade to almost white at
1) The branches of a mock orange drooping down to meet the rising
cranesbill. That is a Blue Spruce to the right.
2) Planted to hold a bank north of the house, you can see heather, mixing
with salal, including some salal blossoms and the a blooming sedum (yellow
flowers) along with Herb Robert.
3) More of the bank, showing Thyme blooming among the sedum with
Kinnickkinnick (Bearberry) behind on the left.
4) More of Topaz Jewel, with the rose 'Vanity' sprawling about 15' behind
it, smother a lilac and a forsythia.
5) An unknown (or unnamed?) Asiatic lily, growing in 16" diameter pot on
the deck. The only place where the mice haven't found them.