and other random photos...
at it's peak last week.
Remember it was added to the garden last spring?? (to anchor the center of the yew bed)
A decision I'll never regret. The structure is as wonderful as the scent. 'Miss Kim' and the honeysuckle blooming on the arbor teamed up to create an intoxicating fragrance ~ if someone would bottle the combo, I'd definitely wear it!
David Austins 'Golden Celebration' contributed to the mix too ~ blooming for the first time since purchased last season:
If only every plant had a fragrance as sweet as their bloom.
Enjoying it all are the many baby birds found in practically every corner of the garden.
The robin (above) is one of three I've been watching for over a week now. They could hardly fly at all when they first left the nest. Look at those precious tiny tail feathers! Now the two remaining are at least able to get off the ground and up into a bush or tree. That makes me feel better about their survival.
Finally, two new perennials for the garden; Delphinium 'Pink Punch:'
Am I ever a sucker for anything pink!
and German Bearded Iris 'Impressionist:'
All that remains is to find an empty space to plant them!
What a problem to have, right??