Six On Saturday — June 15

Time for another Six on Saturday! I’m spending every free moment outdoors. Late spring in the Pacific Northwest is pretty much heaven on earth. This will be briefer than usual because the garden is gently calling my name, and photos are never as enticing as the real thing, are they?

ONE – Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ is lovely this year. She grows up an archway near the perennial beds.

TWO – I could use some help identifying this beauty of a clematis below. She mixes well with hot pink climbing roses about to burst into bloom.

THREE – We added this Weigela ‘Wine and Roses’ when our Viburnum tomentosum broke in half beneath all the winter snow. I’m always on the lookout for ways to add dark foliage to the garden.

FOUR – Delphiniums have begun opening in this week’s hot sun. It seems earlier than most years, but I’m not complaining.

FIVE – The entrance to the veggie garden, where I’m spending great chunks of time, is buzzing with pollinators thanks to this pair of Hydrangea petiolaris.

SIX – I’ll finish with first photos of one edge of the NEW rose garden, which truly deserves its own post! Perhaps this week, especially since these photos were taken in imperfect, bleaching lighting. Neverthless, a trio of young Munstead Wood English roses are loaded with color and sublime fragrance. Nearby is my first foray with color-matching Knautia macedonica.

Thanks go to The Propagator in the U.K. who keeps us garden bloggers on our toes every Saturday.