As I was looking up into the garden this morning, the little vignette above caught my eye. Bright crimson blooms of Salvia greggii "Flame" were framing the primrose-apricot blooms of rose "Wollerton Old Hall". It made me happy just looking at it. Vignettes have been rare as nothing is at full size in the garden yet - even these plants have a good deal of growing to do. But it inspired me to take another look round the garden and share a few of the scenes that make me happy just now.
Obviously, Wollerton Old Hall is one, blooming freely again.
The Rose Border shows signs of becoming a hedge (which is, after all, the goal). Here, St. Swithin (right) and Crown Princess Margareta are beginning to grow together.
And there were beautiful blooms on Crown Princess Margareta this morning. They're a little closer to their normal apricot hue now. Temperatures have dropped a bit over the past few days.
Another vignette is that of Lagerstroemia "Rhapsody in Pink" (for photos of the flowers, see my last post) against the growing rosemary hedge. I may have to lean down and squint a little, but it is really growing into a young hedge now.
Next is an odd view, that of Berlandiera lyrata beneath the acacia tree. The berlandiera is actually still blooming; but the flowers close early against intense sun, which means that on this east-facing slope I rarely see them open these days. This morning was a bit overcast, and you can see a few half-open flowers if you look closely. The acacia has provided extra protection, for which the little perennial has been grateful, I think. They make a nice twosome though the berlandiera is quite low-growing for this position at the base of the tree.
And a couple of glimpses of flowers...
My one surviving Four o'Clock (Mirabilis jalapa) is blooming well though the plant remains tiny and very sunbleached. I do hope it gets through the summer all right!
New blooms on Lavandula "Goodwin's Creek Grey" are making me smile.
And one more vignette: Russelia equisetiformis with rose "Wollerton Old Hall".
It's very rewarding to see the plants spreading out and filling in a little so I thought I would share a few of these little scenes with you.
Crown Princess Margareta again...
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