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Garden Roses

Posted by mikedaum on June 14th, 2007

Well, it’s no suprise, but certainly spectacular.  Last night the first of the roses in Elena’s garden opened up.  We have blossoms on 4 plants so far:

The red rose bush by the front fence

The giant pink rose which climbs up the side of the house

The light pink bush by the house

Red roses woven into the fence by the front walkway

Peonies

Posted by mikedaum on June 12th, 2007

First peony

Todays garden-citement was the opening of the red peonies right in front of our front door. The ants have been busily chewing the flowers open for about a week, and this morning the whole bunch just popped open. Here’s a look at the group:

Bunch of peonies

Next up are the roses for sure. You can see some red ones woven into the fence behind the peonies. Here’s a closer look at a bunch of fatty buds that’ll open up sometime this week:

Rosebuds

First Iris

Posted by mikedaum on June 1st, 2007

Elena’s first lily

The first Iris of Spring bloomed today in Elena’s garden in the front of our house. I took the opportunity to polish my flower porn skills. They definitely need some work (for example the kids’ toys in the background don’t add much), but they flower was truly beautiful.