The purple Siberian Iris with background of the
David garden art, which is getting a nice patina.
One of the things I like best about this small
stand of Siberian Iris is the vistas created from different directions of the
garden. This is the bench in its nook in the cedar hedge camouflaged by the
Siberian irises, creating the view of a private, cool spot in the garden on a
sunny hot day.
The dark Siberian Iris
The light blue Siberian Iris. There is a white
one in the collection as well but it finished blooming before I took its
This is the purple Siberian Iris again.
The Siberian Iris were finished blooming by the
end of May this year. They now make a nice stand of tall green strap leaves, in
front of the taller lighter green clump of bamboo that is backed by another
layer of darker green of the cedar hedge.
The roses have been blooming since the end of May
and will continue all year. The thyme is in bloom and is fragrant. The front
garden is now primarily patterns of green colored spaces of different heights,
with the silver and burgundy accents of the smoke bush and saxifragia, with the
pink and white of roses, and the bright red of the montebretias just starting to
come in to bloom. There are quite a few birds and European wall lizards in the
garden. I have cleaned up the thyme circle where the bamboo sent out a runner
across it, added compost and have transplanted three new little red blooming
thyme in the bare spots. The stone path is weeded and is looking pretty good,
with the Corsican mint and some low growing thyme filling in between the field
stones, for fragrance and softening of the rough edges of the stones as well as
that lovely walk with bare feet. Last week I cleaned up the 5 foot wide strip
between the neighbors' sidewalk and my house. All the shrubs look good and
healthy. The rose is in bloom, and the clematis and Japanese anemone are going
to be huge and gorgeous. They will probably be early into bloom this year
also. We are having beautiful sunny days, but need to keep up the watering.
-- Posted By Blogger to My Garden
at 6/18/2015 11:32:00 AM
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