It’s been a beautiful week here in Washington State. Summer in these parts is sublime, and I’m spending as much time as possible in the garden. Last week I wrote about whites in the garden. My Six today feature colorful blooms that have burst open in this week’s sunshine.
ONE – Munstead Wood roses by David Austin are winners due to their amazing color, performance, and fragrance. Here is one stem, and my trio of bushes.
TWO – Also in the rose garden on the side featuring magenta, orange, and peach blooms, the Knautia macedonia ‘Thunder and Lightning’ are a particularly gorgeous variety due to their variegated foliage.
THREE – Golden Celebration roses by David Austin have a delicious, citrusy scent. This trio of bushes is ready to burst.
FOUR – Near the pond, beneath the willow, a young Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Double Take Peach’ is holding onto its blossoms well.
FIVE – Up near the flat lawn area, this Weigela florida ‘Wine and Roses’ offers nice contrast in the border.
SIX – And finally to finish out this Six, over in the perennial beds this faithful bloomer, Weigela florida ‘Variegata’ delights us each year.
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