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 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.
I am so excited to be able to add Kordes roses like Zaide to my garden.
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 has many small blossoms on a sprawly bush.
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, 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.
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.