Saturday, July 26, 2008

Still Some Blooms

In spite of the 90 degree days of July some blooms are still appearing on the American wisteria, the climbing pale pink French rose and the saucer magnolias. You will need to click and enlarge the photo to get a view. The twin saucer magnolias have produced blooms since April. The wisteria and climbing rose have been in bloom since the first of June. The wisteria has really grown but I don't want to give it a haircut just yet. For one, I kinda like that Angela Davis Afro look and two, the birds think it is a cool place to explore. The cardinals, finches, black shouldered black bird and mourning doves have really used it as a bird jungle gym. It is amazing how quickly they can fly thru the lattice then fly up into the green cover of the wisteria. And the knockout rose bushes are still knocking themselves out on each side of the swing. This is my favorite place to sit in my garden. If you were here, I would hand you an ice cold glass of tea and ask you to come sit a spell with me so we could talk and watch the my garden grow. I saw a newly fledged mourning dove walking along my rod (wrought) iron fence. It looked thru the breakfast window at me and seemed to say, don't worry, I'm walking slowly and carefully human momma. I wanted to say, ok, but watch out for our neighborhood cats and our resident Coopers hawk.


The Birdlady said...

How beautiful! WHere do you live?! Our HOA won't allow arbors, and I love them.
Please stop back by BYB - actually there are rocking chairs right in the book nook. Sit and relax as long as you can.

Anonymous said...

I can't begin to tell you the number of times I have planted wisteria hoping to get it to climb up something and cover something. No luck. I have given up on the stuff and used morning glory once but it was the kind that caused the bees to hallucinate so I never replanted it.

Never heard an iron fence called a "rod" iron fence. I always heard "wrought" iron fence. If I stop and think about it, most of the pieces are made from rods that are heated and twisted. I guess that's where the "wrought" comes from.

It is a lovely spot. One to relax in I am sure of that.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Anonymous said...

I think you mean Spring Hill Nursery at Tipp City. There is another smaller nursery on the outskirts of Tipp City but I would think it would be the larger one that handles the American Wisteria. I go there a lot and have bought from them for about 50 years. Lots of stuff. I will try the American Wisteria variety.

Abraham Lincoln

Jack and Joann said...

And double ooooooop!
On both counts your right and I'm wrong. Thanks for correcting me. I'm going to stop blogging now and go put my head on straight.

fishing guy said...

J&J: That is a beautiful arbor and a colorful bush.