This will be my last post for 2013. I am selecting my favorite flower combinations for 2013 for today! Red roses are the dominant theme! I grow three different varieties each in a different shape and shade of red.
During the June Hudson Home and Garden tour, over 1000 visitors enjoyed the roses and the combinations of flowers shown here at their peak.
The red climbing rose is variety "Blaze". The bush roses are a Carpet rose variety.
The pictures that I am sharing today are showing our biggest garden project for 2013: the vegetable garden fence. We had been growing vegetables since the first year we moved on this property 14 years ago.
There is a moment in my garden when delphiniums, white and red roses, lupines, allium, yellow corydalis and sage are all in bloom in June. Depending on how I position the camera , I get a mix of all of the above and can't decide which one is my favorite!
Royalty, wealth, magic and mystery are some of the meanings of color purple according to the various sites I visited! Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red.
There are many kinds of purple flowers in our garden. Some flowers are light purple as mauve, lilac and lavender. Some are more blue or indigo and some are deep reddish purple almost burgundy. I will separate the grape purple and show it with the burgundy posting.