I was just going to post the photo of the wisteria but after walking through the gardens I decided to share some more of what else has decided to show up early.
The first rose to bloom in the garden is 'Cecile Brunner' the diminutive light pink polyantha rose from 1881.
And the second to bloom (for Grouchy) is 'Francis dubreuil' a gem from 1894
Euphorbia and pink flamingos
Spring blooming Clematis montana 'Marjorie'
Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel'
Golden Chain tree doing a good job of competing with the wisteria in showmanship
Pink Dogwood 'Cherokee Chief' is one of the original plants on the property and the house is 100 years old this year.
Pincushion plant, Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
Bachelor button holding up the fading hellebores
Geranium maculatum album
Hosta 'Fire Island' with its chartreuse leaves and red petioles encroaching on heuchera
I am running a bit late getting the tomatoes potted up for the neighborhood tomato give away, this is just a few of the many that take up the bulk of the greenhouse.
I'd think you lived in the tropics, if I didn't know you lived in Portlandia. How gorgeous. I simply cannot grow roses. Blackspot leaves them leafless. I've tried everything. Doc you really do have a green thumb.ReplyDelete
Your gardens are fabuloso. I'll be patient. I have a new rule: if it hasn't come to the garden center yet, it's not time and stop whining.ReplyDelete
What a glorious garden you have Doc, all so lovingly tended, the colors are spectacular.ReplyDelete
We also seem to be ahead this year Doc, roses and clematis in full bloom mid April, I'd say yes global warming is here to stay.
Thank you for sharing the beauty of your garden today.
Your garden is wonderful. We are having an Indian Summer.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful garden you have! I love the roses. We have very little winter weather this year and I'm afraid the mosquitoes are going to be worse than ever because of it.ReplyDelete
I've not seen that maculatum album Geranium before. Beautiful; I must find one.ReplyDelete
Oh how I would love to put my nose in that bloom and inhale. Thanks, Doc!ReplyDelete
Everything looking splendid, Doc, and I'm green with envy over all your wisteria flowers. I don't get a solitary flower from mine in spite of pruning 'by the book'. I think I'm going to have to concede defeat and replace it with another. In your first photo the garden looks quite Japanese in style and a lovely place to sit.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful garden.ReplyDelete
For some reason, known only to blogger, some blogs I follow aren't showing up on my dashboard, although your blog and the others show up on the list I follow. At any rate, I thought I'd stop by your blog and let you know that despite the glitch, that I'll get figured out, you're being thought of as the summer season starts -- At least I think it is, can't be too sure this year, can we? :-)ReplyDelete