This time of year the changes in the garden are constant. Moving from the early spring to spring to late spring and now early summer colors are wonderful. This is that special time in the garden when the weather is warm enough that the roses are blooming and the Japanese Beetles have not yet invaded.
Abraham Darby – my favorite David Austin Rose – is in bloom.
David Austin Roses are millefleurs – million petal roses which are just extravagently beautiful.
Others were planted for the beauty of their colors and shape.
Though I still love the deep reds.
Many of my planted paler roses did not survive our harder Northeastern winters and have reverted back to their sturdier rootstocks to which they were grafted.
Happily those are reds too.
The Knockouts are still going strong.
And there are more Lupines – though it seems that only the purples have really taken to the garden.
Elsewhere, the smile garden is in full bloom.
the white Lilac tree is starting to bloom
and the pinks are blooming by the fountain
The boys are thrilled – we have strawberries – so they get to snack each day on their way home from school.