Today’s photos are from Patricia Smith.
My favorite moments of the day are in my gardens. I love sharing my gardens and photos of my gardens with everyone in hopes of providing them with a few moments of peace and serenity.
It’s hard to get more romantic and serene than a perfect rose. This looks to be one of the David Austin varieties, combining old-fashioned rose forms with modern reblooming and growth habits.
The front porch is lined with climbing roses just dripping with blooms. Climbing roses don’t cling to structures by themselves; each cane has to be carefully tied into place, which can be a difficult process because of the thorns. Patricia’s hard work growing and training these roses has paid off incredibly. Her front porch is stunning.
This rose looks like it might be the variety ‘Dr. Huey’, which commonly ends up in gardens because it was popular as a root stock in the past. If a delicate variety grafted onto it dies, sometimes the root stock takes over and you get a rose like this.
Peonies (Paeonia hybrids, Zones 3–8) and bearded irises (Iris hybrids, Zones 3–8) bloom along a fence. Peonies and irises are standards in gardens new and old because they are so beautiful, reliable, and long-lived.
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