What’s blooming – roses!

Welcome to Friday and What’s Blooming!  There was the tulip phase and now it’s the rose phase!

“Es ist ein Ros entsprungen”

My Sunsprite, aka 100-pound rose bush, has at least a couple dozen buds on it.


Next week will be the big bloom week for it. Look at all those buds!


Neon pink Knockout rose:


And my other uber favorite rose – the Scentimental.


This one also has probably 40 buds on it.


The smell so dreamy, too.

The alliums are still going strong.  This is a very cool flower.


These are some annuals called Wishbone flowers.  Not sure why, but they are cute and so I got some for one of my planters.

wishbone flower


I also have a surprise bloom on some new flowers I have in the garden.  I got 2 kinds of centaura (aka perennial bachelor buttons)  that I planted as young plants, so I wasn’t expecting any blooms this year.  Then I see this!



This one is called Amethyst in Snow and I love it!  They are short plants and are at the front of my bed.  I don’t know if the other one will bloom or not.

Still have more of the irises blooming.



This weekend will be some shopping for a couple stepping stones and then either a birdbath or obelisk or gazing ball thing for the middle of the garden.



Now that I expanded the bed, it needs something in the middle.

Here is my shade garden.



I have new astilbes planted underneath the window and they need a season or 2 to get to full size.

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15 thoughts on “What’s blooming – roses!

    1. Lori Post author

      They are cute, aren’t they? I need to find space (a new house… ) so I can make a faerie garden.

  1. debby

    My new favorite post! Now that I am gardening too. And you know what? I never thought, until today, “Hey, I could get a rose!! I think I’ll save a space and pick one out next year.

    The wishbone flower? the little stamens(?) look like wishbones! The pink flowers in the tippy pots in the front bed are so pretty! What are they?
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    1. Lori Post author

      If I had the property, I would have a dedicated rose garden.

      The tippy pot flowers in front are wave petunias. Hopefully they will cascade down the pots in a month or so.

  2. Kimberley

    Lovely, lovely, lovely blooms!

    Your birthday dinner looks scrumptious too. I am a big fan of Indian food.

  3. Kaki

    Your roses are stunning! I have never seen a variegated variety, beautiful! I love growing things in the yard. Right now, it’s still cool enough. In Texas, we sort of have two growing seasons in the summer. We have spring and early summer, then we have a dead zone in July and August where NOTHING will grow because it’s so hot, and then we have another grow time from late September to mid-December. It’s sort of odd how it works out, but the texas heat is brutal!
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    1. Lori Post author

      Thank you – I usually get floribunda because they are very hardy and disease resistant. I have had the scentimental one at 2 different houses because I love it so much.

  4. deb

    Don’t you just love to see a garden grow and mature
    thru the years? Some things work..others don’t..trial
    and error…..I saved some gallon pots of blue plumbago
    off the clearance rack for half price at one of the
    big box stores a couple months ago and now its the
    prettiest thing in my garden…I’ll have to take a photo!
    Thanks for sharing Lori! Hugs! deb

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