I got quite a bit of gardening done before we left on our trip at the end of June. The roses, were doing very well. This is the fragrant English rose, Gertrude Jekyl.
The California lilac and the smoke bush were trimmed to fit their space. As usual they make a fine combination in the front garden.
A close up of the Dutch Iris with one of the golden rocks of the front inner garden for a background.
The Dutch Iris and the little veronica in the garden bed next to the street. This bed was weeded and fed more compost this year.
The newly planted Geum with the backdrop of silver sedum in the inner garden.
More of the inner garden showing the new geum, a new blue daisy, and a tiny balloon flower. These plants have survived the hot temperatures while we were away.
The new wallflower in the front garden by the cement vase. The wall flower looks good with the ladies mantle. This spot needs to fill in more, with less ladies mantle.
The Siberian Iris clump in bloom. All of my Siberian Iris are shades of blue. I like how they look as a background for the david statue and in front of the bamboo.
More of the roses that are under the tall liquid amber tree.
The iceberg rose by the front door constantly needs to be pruned to keep it off the entry way. This makes for some nice boquets in the house. Most of the photos were done with bracketing and hdr feature in photoshop, last month.
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom