After a very mild Winter with plenty of rain, we’ve had a Spring that’s been unusually warm (even hot at times) and dry.  These conditions have combined to good effect for the garden, which is astonishingly lush and flowery this year.  It seemed friendly to share it with you. Lots of photos to follow.

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Spirea ‘Golden Carpet’

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(The roses all have names, but I’m not going to look them up.  Just enjoy!)

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Perennial foxglove (Digitalis)

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Clematis ‘Henryi’

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Styrax japonicus ‘Carillon’

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Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ (in full bloom)

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Trochodendron aralioides  (Japanese Wheel Tree)

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Cotinus obovatus ‘Grace’ in full bloom

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Cornus kousa, un-named Clematis, Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (in background)

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Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ — in shade

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Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ — in sun

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Styrax japonica ‘Pink Chimes’

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Styrax japonica  (The Styrax grove this year is astonishing — heavier bloom by f ar than ever before.  Standing beneath the trees was an exercise in heady fragrance and exquisite beauty.)

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Sambucus nigra ‘Black Beauty’ (blooming even in the shade, though it prefers sun)

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Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina Florida’

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Looking in from the entrance gate — Trochodendron, Cotinus ‘Grace’, Parrotia persica, Fagus sylvatica purpurea, and far back on the left the Styrax grove.

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Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’  (??)

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Clematis ‘Multi-Blue’

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Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’  (??)

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Clematis (I forget the name)

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Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’ — an heirloom variety, wonderfully fragrant and fluffy.

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Dracunculus vulgaris — commonly known as Voodoo Lily or Dragon Lily

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Cornus kousa ‘Beni Fuji’

Thanks for accompanying me on this garden promenade.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it as I have.  We’ll save the rest for another time.


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6 thoughts on “Floriferous

  1. Cheryl Schaefer

    Wonderful garden. I truly jealous love you Cheryl

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Susan Kane


  3. All beautiful indeed. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. I can almost smell the flowers. 🙂

  4. jeanne cease

    what zone are you? Just beautiful, thankyou.

  5. Shirley Baker

    Amazing photos of your garden. Now, don’t tell me you have had the time to get it looking so good. Do you have someone tending it?


  6. Margaret Elwood

    Wow! Thanks.

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