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Last Summer in Joan’s Garden

Today we’re in Weymouth, Massachusetts, enjoying photos from Joan Cogliano’s garden from last summer.

limbing rose, ‘New Dawn’The classic climbing rose, ‘New Dawn’, has blush-pink blooms that repeat all summer on a nicely disease-resistant plant.

shorter-growing rose, ‘Apricot Drift’A shorter-growing rose, ‘Apricot Drift’, blooms next to a clump of catmint (Nepeta × faassenii, Zones 3–8).

climbing rose called ‘Alchemist’A beautiful climbing rose called ‘Alchemist’, with large, fragrant, romantic blooms is nestled among Clematis buds promising to add to the beauty soon.

exquisite bouquet from the gardenIn this exquisite bouquet from the garden, many roses are combined with the intricate, blue flower of love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena, annual) in the middle.

Iceland poppiesIceland poppies (Papaver hybrids, Zones 3–6 or as a cool-season annual) in a shade of delicate pink add to the display. These poppies make beautiful cut flowers. Though technically perennials, they usually perform best when grown as a cool-season annual.

iceland poppies with a lovely violaMore Iceland poppies are joined by a lovely viola (Viola × wittrockiana), another cool-season annual that can make a surprisingly good cut flower.

pink peoniesOut in the garden, pink peonies (Paeonia hybrid, Zones 3–8) bloom in front of a blue piece of glass garden art.

whole arrangementAn arrangement like this is a wonderful way to enjoy everything blooming in your garden.

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  1. garden1953 02/23/2022

    Oh so pretty! Gorgeous color combinations. Thanks for sharing!

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    simplesue 02/23/2022

    Gorgeous! Your flower photos have me sooooo ready for spring! I just can't wait! Adding love-in-a-mist to your rose bouquet was a nice idea! Very pretty!

  3. fromvirginia 02/23/2022

    Lovely dreamy colors. That first rose picture of New Dawn looks fuller and more apricot than I’m used to. Is it in full sun or part shade?

  4. margotnavarre 02/23/2022

    I like your beautiful floral arrangements. You must look forward to the roses blooming again.

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    bdowen 02/23/2022

    Beautiful photos of your flowers and arrangements. The poppies are so delicate looking. A perfect post to enjoy on an unseasonable warm MA day. One could imagine the views of your garden arriving any day.

  6. btucker9675 02/23/2022

    Oh, these photos of your gorgeous flowers brightened up a dreary, rainy day for me. Stunning!

  7. Eleniaqq 02/23/2022

    I really want to learn how to properly plant and care for these plants. Thanks for the great article!

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    vanhatalosuomi 02/24/2022

    Enjoyed this to no end! What lovely flowers and flower combinations. I will have to try the Nigella in my own garden. I hope it looks as lovely as yours does. Thank you for posting/sharing your garden!

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