We've been having some gorgeous spring weather in Central Florida for the past few days, although today has been quite windy. I spent most of the day outside, doing a little weeding in the veggie garden, tying up tomatoes, planting a few things...just light gardening. We began the day with coffee on the front porch, and ended with dinner on the back deck. I just can't stay inside this time of year, the garden's awakening is so magical, I don't want to miss any of it. I'll share what's going on in my front garden today, which is mostly full sun.
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'Gene Boerner' rose.
'Dr, Huey' rose, which is a root stock rose.
A sweet little rose, 'La Marne'.
Red Knockout, Tree Rose
Double Pink Knockout
'Don Juan' Climbers
A new addition to my Desert Rose collection (can 3 plants be a collection?).
First clematis to bloom...
I take a lot of close ups of blooms, but I want you to get a sense of what the front of the property looks like in it's entirety. Obviously, I'm standing on the front porch...the house is about 120' from the picket fence.
Behind the white arbor...
Beds to the left...
Beds to the right, where my hydrangeas live, in my one bit of shade out front. This side of the yard is somewhat bare because I removed several roses which were diseased. In their place is a 'Mutabilis', and a 'Mrs. B R Cant'...both good, old roses. They're tiny now, but it won't take them long to mature.
'Mutabilis' in my garden, in 2004.
The front gardens are almost looking like summer, but there's still so much yet to come... daylilies, agapanthus, hydrangeas, gaura, zinnias, and more.
Until next time...
We'll meet around back, under the canopy of the oaks, and see what's growing there.
Once again, I thank you for visiting. And as always...happy gardening!