It rained today. A torrential downpour that I hope was enough to water my garden well and wash away the heavy pollen that coated everything. If we must get rain in June, let it be beneficial for something.
With that bit of news it may surprise you that at 5:30am I was in the garden enjoying a lovely walk through with my coffee in hand.
Blue skies prevailed at first and I have some fresh blooms to share.
This is Boysenberry Truffle or some such name Iris. It is simply stunning.
The photos fail to show the amber glow that comes from underneath but trust me it is unusual and lovely.
The blue of the Dutch Iris’ is refreshing. My Butterfly Delphiniums come close to this tone but few other flowers are such a pure blue.
The Abraham Darby English rose is chock full of blooms, maybe it was that bucket load of chicken manure I dumped at it’s feet last Fall. (aged, of course)
We are to get near freezing temps tonight, I hope it does not harm the flowers. What a shame for them to get burnt edges from too cold temps.
This Heritage climbing English rose is flourishing as well. I am aiming it to climb the porch rail.
This was supposed to be my Zephirine Drouhin rose but I am thinking it looks more like William Baffin now that it is blooming. Hmm, I know I had one of each and I was in a hurry to get them in the ground when I moved back 2 years ago so anything is possible.
This little sweet pink rose is climbing the side of my studio along with a wisteria that wants to take over, I cannot recall the rose’s name but it was a vintage climber from Antique Rose Emporium.
Now, I would like a bit of feedback on a couple of signs I am working on. First the You Are my Sunshine sign..I left the gap so I could add some decorative element…I am thinking some light happy Daisy’s. what do you think???
The white petals and bright yellow centers would be a bright touch without overwhelming the text..
this one I also have some space and I was not sure what will look better for a bit of embellishment. I know many prefer just the text but I like a little bit of design to make it unique. Any ideas?
I will be adding them to my website once they are finished.
I have been getting so many nice comments on my Shabby Bench. I had to move it into the house today because of the rain, now I think it needs a cushion, it may be staying.
It has been a slow day today, I have been learning a new platform for my website. The software I used to create my website is now outdated, unsupported and not completely compatible with Windows 7. I have back doored it to make it work but I know I need to move over to a different way of creating a website and managing it. In the process I will slowly revamp backwoodscottage.com and organize it a bit better.
That is my goal, at least, I do tend to put too many things on my list and overwhelm myself.
I wish you a peaceful evening..