along with an assortment of other (new) blooms ~ you knew there couldn't just be one focus, didn't you??!! Not this time of year!!!
'Pink Haze' was added to the garden last summer along with 'Sky Wings' and 'Heliotrope Bouquet.' All are lovely and seem to last longer in my garden than Bearded Iris do. I'm really digging the daintier appearance of their foliage as well.
Of course having "pink" as part of its name didn't hurt either!!
Which is how the Bearded Iris below got into the garden:
In a moment of weakness, I broke down this spring and purchased 'Beverly Sills.' I'd lusted and lusted and lusted (you get the picture) after it for years on end.
One of my neighbors grows 'Beverly Sills' in their garden but even tho I'd dropped numerous hints and admired it profusely, a single rhizome was never offered. :( Oh well, it's here now and that's all that matters.
Yesterday I moved the birdhouse (on post) around to the front garden. You might remember I had Clematis 'Josephine' growing up it in a container?
Notice the pink iris (a bit blurry) in front.
Once I'd moved 'Josephine,' it seemed logical to start fresh with that container.
Btw, best move ever (I've already told you) ~ taking 'Josephine' out of the pot!
It is REALLY blossoming (lol) planted in the garden.
I've never had her look so gorgeous or bloom so profusely.
Patting myself on the back for that one!!
oooh, speaking of Clematis, I finally found one I'd been oogling for a while now ~ 'Betty Corning!'
I often thought of mail ordering her but could never quite bring myself to do it. This year she showed up at a local nursery.
I immediately took it as a "sign!" You would too, wouldn't you?!!!! ;)
Above: looking toward side gate.
The tiered topiary reminds me of my latest project ~ learning to use hedge shears. I hope it's a quick learning curve and that the boxwoods & yews are forgiving of mistakes!! So far, I have a tendency to be too cautious so no big holes (yet!) Afraid to scalp the poor things...
Finally ~ I sure have rambled on and on tonight ~ I'm busy as many of you are ~ planting containers. Thanks to my pinterest obsession, I was inspired to turn an unused light pendant into a container:
I debated and debated what to put in it and finally settled on a 'Black & Blue' Salvia & two nasturiums. I know ~ maybe it needed something a little more "out there??" I'll keep thinking. Meanwhile the sparkle from the drop crystals is making me totally happy. :)
Now that was quite a bit more than just 'Pink Haze,' wasn't it?!!!!