They say everything has it's season and this is definitely theirs.
Above & Below: David Austin 'Charles Darwin'
Opens a buttery yellow then fades to a lovely antique cream:
Fabulous fragrance too, though none in the garden are as deliciously scented as 'Lady Emma Hamilton:'
I recommend you buy them in standard form ~ that puts the blooms at the perfect height for inhaling...
which you will want to do often....
I bought two standards, one for either side of the outdoor fireplace. When they're in bloom, there's never a time I walk past that I don't stop to take a breath. :)
My all-time favorite rose, 'Abraham Darby' hasn't opened yet but soon.
Meanwhile 'Crown Princess Margareta' was the first David Austin to open in the back border.
She was bought solely for her beautiful apricot/yellow coloring:
The same way 'Jubilee Celebration' was bought just for being 'pink:'
A popular color in the garden these days.
Everything is still so pretty. Green and lush as it is in June before the heat of summer zaps that freshness away.
Above and Below: Siberian Iris 'Pink Haze'
The last of the peonies this year, 'Westerner:'
and finally, someone just wanted to say "hi:"
She's decided she likes my daughters wheelchair. Wouldn't you know, I can't wait for the day we don't need it and she's going to miss it!