Here's the whole bush.
Notice my amaryllis in the background? I forced it in the pot more than a year ago and never got around to planting it but it still bloomed.
The yellow Lady Fairbanks have since faded from the arch, but the white ones have taken over. When I bought them, I didn't realize I had gotten two different colors. But now I'm quite happy as I get two displays of blooms.
This is Duet. I'm not so crazy about this rose, but she was only $1.97.
If you've been paying attention to my garden updates, you'll see how fast this flower has grown. Can you guess what it is?
It's a hollyhock!
The cupflowers are growing like crazy! They started from those little six-packs two years ago.
I like the color contrast with my mums.
I know I keep showing pictures of my leeks. But I love leeks. And with all the hype about ramps, which are basically wild leeks, I figured I'd thin them a bit and baby leeks should taste the same right?
What recipe would best show off the baby leeks?
Oh, and don't forget strawberries are still in season.
I also cut some sweet peas and put them in a pitcher to scent the house.
With so many blooms, I thought Double Delight rose would look nice too. But something's missing. They keep flopping because the stems are so slender.
Here's a better look at the gorgeous pitcher that I use as a vase.
So how 'bout combining them both for color and scent? I love my blue pitcher. It's from Target's Global Bazaar European collection, which I never saw in California. I carted this back from Oregon. :) So worth it. It was half off!
And this is growing at my new place? Anyone know what it is? Some kind of cactus flower? The bloom only lasted one day but it's so lovely isn't it?