This lovely pink rose bush is one that I purchased at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Va. They have a fabulous greenhouse where they propagate and grow old fashioned roses from his original plants...very cool! These are not your new fangled hybrid roses of today, these are very hearty and pest resistant. Best thing about them is that they have a wonderful cinnamon aroma.
The two photos above are the flowers on my front porch. I love my very fast growing purple Clematis which I let vine on the railing. In the winter I cut it to the ground and every spring, it pops right back up almost overnight! A little Song Sparrow is currently raising four babies in a nest in one of them ...so cute. Then I have my knockout roses, geraniums and red verbena.
These beautiful giants are my tall English garden hollyhocks. I got these seeds from the front yard of my sister-in-laws beach house in Montauk, Long Island. My husband planted them last fall and they grew to about 12inches. Winter came and they just hung around..nothing seemed to bother them. They sat there through the winter snow, rain and major ice storm! When the weather got warmer.....Bam!!! they took off growing. They are now about 6 ft tall and still growing, the flowers are about 3 inches round and run all up the thick stem...gorgeous! I will definitely be saving some seeds from these to spread around. They are pink and now some watermelon red flowers are appearing...so pretty.
Well I hope you enjoyed the show...I must get upstairs now and get creative. Remember tomorrow is Tutorial Tuesday, so please come back and see how my Canvas Floorcloth is progressing. Until then be kind and stay creative.