My garden is zone 6. The first few photos were taken in the spring. This is the second spring for my daffodils.
Last fall I planted the tulip bulbs and was rewarded with these beautiful flowers. I think I'll plant some more.
These pictures below were taken on June 1st. This is our side yard looking into the back yard beyond the picket fence. Come on in.
In photo below, the blue/purple flowers are lupines. They do come in many other colors. They are a member of the pea family, arranged in tight whorls that encircle the stem, creating clusters 1 to 2 feet long, lending a strong vertical effect to the garden. They bloom in June. Lupines self-sow, so I should have more every year.
The bright yellow flowers are coreopsis, Nana. They only get to about 6"-8" high. The pale yellow flowers are fox glove which are just coming out and should get much higher. I will have to stake these.
Below is purple salvia. This flower bed always has something blooming. I like my sundial which gives it a bit of sculptural interest.
I have my Don Juan climber going up my arbor. Don Juan has magnificent clusters of shapely blooms throughout the summer. Foliage is glossy and dark green. This disease-resistant plant grows 10-12 feet tall.
The white rose below topping the white picket fence is inviting and says welcome. This popular rose is Iceberg, a floribunda, which makes a good cut flower. It is in the rose hall of fame. It is a very profuse bloomer with masses of large trusses constantly covering the bush. There are approximately 20-25 petals on each rose.
This is my pink Knock Out rose. While it doesn't have very many petals per flower, it stays full and leafy all summer and blooms continuously. It is very disease resistant.
Below is David Austin's Abraham Darby, with approximately 70 petals in shades of apricot and yellow, acquiring a pink tint as the bloom ages. It has a rich fruity fragrance. It repeats flowering and benefits from summer pruning.
Below is Gertrude Jeckyll, another David Austin rose. They have an old fashioned rose bloom shape and a more natural shrubby growth habit. Their produce approximately 80 deep pink petals per flower which has a wonderful strong damask fragrance. A repeat bloomer. It winters well.
A peony is in bud in the forefront.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my garden. Come back again.