Seven Sisters Roses
I think these are called Seven Sisters Roses, for they bloom in clusters of seven. When we moved here many years ago, we removed an old wood pile from the yard and in no time roses were growing where the wood pile had been. They've been going 'wild' ever since. They are beautiful, but it's a challenge to keep them confined. (I'm thinking that it probably wasn't an accident that the wood pile had been put on top of the rose patch!)
Roses with the backdrop of the front yard and maple tree where Bridger and Misty found the bear last summer. In case you haven't seen a black bear in a while, you might enjoy reading that post!
These are the purple and white bearded irises that my mom gave to me and which my dad helped me plant in 2003. Do you think it's time I thinned them out a bit???
The beautiful rust colored irises given to me by my sister. I love that color!
The blue ruffled iris and blue (or purple) salvia.
Also, the cranberries and strawberries are blooming, so it's hopeful that there will be a nice little crop of berries this year - especially after some of the all-day, drenching rains we've had lately. The strawberries are for us (can't wait to make Mary's strawberry shortcake!) and the cranberries are for the birds - mostly the cedar waxwings who will congregate here one day next spring and eat them all at once!
What's blooming where you live?
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Have a wonderful day! I see that it's another rainy day here, but it's another day I don't have to water the garden!
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