The rainbow in my garden

I’m not an in-your-face kind of person,  but when it comes to my garden, all bets are off.  I just want to grab people by the lapels and go, “Look at my roses! Look at that fuschia!  Look at those delphiniums!”  And since I can’t do that in real life, I’ll do that here.

Let’s start with the red sweet peas:

 

And we’ve got my orange Just Joey roses.  Even though the rose pests have been legion this year, it’s doing really well.


I am madly in love with this yellow flower, which I bought last summer.  For the life of me, I can’t remember the name; I think it’s a kind of rudbeckia.

I’ve got delphiniums on steroids this year.  I’ve had to stake them, which I didn’t have to do last year.  Oh, they are heart-stoppingly gorgeous!

I also have this Mexican bush sage, which is growing robustly in a large pot.  It was grown from a tiny little slip my grandmother gave me, maybe eight or so years ago.  Grandma is no longer alive to see it, but I suspect she’s smiling on it from that garden in the sky.

And I’ll close with this Bewitched rose, just to add a little pink to the picture.


What is YOUR favorite color to have in the garden?

2 Responses to The rainbow in my garden

  1. Linda Larish

    What a beautiful garden! I had Just Joey when I lived in San Jose. It was so fragrant and one of my faves! Your delphiniums are gorgeous! . They supposedly do well at Tahoe…but alas, not for me with the brown thumb.

  2. Thanks, Linda. I feel like delphiniums are tricky. I tried them once years ago, without success — but last year I planted them again, and since then and they’ve been very happy & thriving. Who knows! So much of gardening feels like dumb luck sometimes!

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