Pinks and Golden Yellows in May Garden

We’ve had a bit of stormy weather here in Kansas over the last few days – with more in store over the next few.

Some of our flowers, especially some of the roses, have gotten bedraggled. Others have really pulled through, thankfully, and they are some of my fragrant varieties; so that is quite nice.

The “Kiss Me Kate” Asiatic Lilies just started opening and are especially saturated with color – I think due to the cooler spring temperatures than we have most years. The coreopsis have also just started to put on their show for the summer.

As you can see from the photos, at this time of year, the color scheme for the garden is one of contrasts predominantly strong pinks and golden yellows. In a few weeks, that shall change. With its long bloom season and variety of perennials, the garden is always changing.

“Kiss Me Kate” mixed in with “Memorial Day” Rose. Spireas in the background and Golden Oregano as ground cover.

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Coreopsis …

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Above, “Secret” Rose.

Here in the U.S. it is a holiday weekend – Memorial Day Weekend. Wishing you the best …

Formal Floral

We had a lovely wedding at the Bed & Breakfast yesterday. Amazingly, we had a break in the rain and the sun came out for the wedding. This, however, is a picture that I took indoors while it was dark and rainy out.

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For more pictures:

Ruffly Textures, Delicate Colors

Congratulations, Mark & Jess!

We, at The Morning Star, wish the wedding couple all the best!

A Fragrant Rose

Working in the garden this morning, I was so pleased with all of the lovely fragrance lofting through the air.

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“Memorial Day” rose, is just on of my fragrant roses. Can’t you almost see it dripping with perfume-scent?

Have a lovely evening!

Happy Graduation Weekend

This is graduation weekend at Kansas State University. My Siberian irises are heralding the occasion by being in full bloom. (K-State’s colors are purple and white, so I have plenty of these colors in our May garden.)

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Congratulations, to the graduates and to their families!

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I love it when our irises are in bloom … and so do our guests. The garden is such a wonderful conversation starter!

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The lovelies above are Thornbird Irises. I chose them for our garden because, despite being a modern iris, I thought that they had a beautiful old-fashioned look to go with our historic home.

The beautiful irises below are ones that I call “Happy Accidents in Peach” because I do not know their true names. They were supposed to be a spotted purple variety, but I adore these, though they are nothing like what I thought I was planting.

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As always, wishing you a very lovely day …

Iris in the Breeze

Iris season is a special time in our garden. We have about 150 early-mid season irises blooming right now in shades of deep burgundy, vibrant purple, and pure white lining the front walkway and adding sweet scent to the air.  Soon will come the pinks, the mauves and the beiges just around the time that the rose bushes start to bloom and then the spring garden will be in full swing.

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Wishing you a most lovely day!

Past iris posts & photos:

Irises and Roses

Late Season Irises

Mid Season Irises

A Bounty of Irises

Irises in the Morning Light

May Showers, May Flowers