Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – June 15, 2016

  • Post published:06/15/2016
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Peach Drift Rose
Peach Drift rose

With my first Peach Drift roses I am celebrating my first real Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day in the Greenfield, Massachusetts garden. Peach Drift is a fairly low growing, long blooming, disease resistant rose.

Oso Easy Paprika
Oso Easy Paprika\

Oso Easy  Paprika shares a small bed with Peach Drift. Paprika is a little outside my usual color palette, but when I saw it blooming at the nursery I could not resist.

Zaide, Kordes rose
Zaide, Kordes rose

I am so excited to be able to add Kordes roses like Zaide to my garden.

White Kordes rose
White Kordes rose

This white Kordes rose is either Lion’s Fairy Tale or Polar Express.  I hope I can figure out which when the other white Kordes rose begins to bloom

Purple Rain Kordes rose
Purple Rain Kordes rose

Purple Rain has many small blossoms on a sprawly bush.

Folksinger rose
Folksinger, Buck rose

I love the apricot shade of Folksinger, a Griffith Buck rose. Thomas Affleck put out one flush of bloom but I expect more as the season progresses.

Stella d'Oro daylily
Stella d”Oro daylily

Stella d’Oro, a daylily left by the previous owners of our house is the only perennial on the Hellstrip.  But the Hellstrip will be blooming soon. Wait til July.

Mountain laurel
Mountain laurel

I’m so pleased with the way this mountain laurel has come through the year. It is such a modest and unassuming shade-loving shrub.

Irises are still bloom, as are the supermarket yellow primroses I planted. There are even a few blooms on the Japanese primroses, and the new elderberry shrubs.  I have a couple of  arrangements of annuals in large pots and bright red geraniums in pots on our front steps. Very welcoming, I hope. More plants will be bought this summer and I think we will have many more blooms.

Thank you Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day.  To see what else is in bloom across our great land click here.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Rose

    Looks like you have a good start for future rose viewings in your new garden, Pat. I’m not much of a rose grower, but I’ve heard good things about the drift roses–I only plant those that don’t need much care:) Looking forward to seeing your hellstrip in bloom!

  2. johnvic8

    Your mountain laurel is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  3. indygardener

    Roses, lovely, lovely roses. Thanks for joining in!

  4. Lea

    Lovely Roses!
    Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

  5. thesalemgarden

    It looks like you’re enjoying your new rose collection in your new garden! You’re making beautiful choices! I love the mountain laurel. It grew all over the area of Pennsylvania where I grew up. I need to add some here. Happy Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day!

  6. deltagardener

    Your roses are stunning! Wish I knew all the name of mine but they were here before I moved in.

  7. Denise

    I was truly enjoying the blooms on my Bonica rosebush. It was gorgeous. Guess the deer liked them too cause I ran off to the store and when I came back all the flowers were gone. I enjoy seeing your blooms.

  8. It’s always nice to come across another fellow Massachusetts gardener! The Zaide roses are really beautiful. I’m looking to expand my rose garden this year and add some companions for my Julia Child bush. Thinking of adding some pink, peach and some white varieties. I’ll have to keep my eye out for those! Lovely garden you have 🙂

  9. Karen Meredith

    Love your blog. Flowers are my muse when I paint. I have limited success in growing them myself due to heavy dear traffic, voles, etc. But I have friends and other sources to bring them into my studio.

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