Siren's Keep is just starting its second year. It is proving to be a prolific and early bloomer. Its flowers have about 40 large petals loosely filling 4-5" blossoms. The color is somewhere between red-fuchsia-pink and its blooms are a real eye catcher. Behind Siren's Keep is DayDream. Planted at the same time one has grown more upward while the other is more spreading while Lavender Lassie overlooks them both.
I wanted to get a picture of Rhapsody in Blue with the purple Iris blooming just beside it. I think the colors go pretty well together. Just to the left is Jude the Obscure and it is still a long way from blooming. It felt like Jude's color would provide a nice complementary color. And just in front of both is Jack, our Italian Greyhound. Jack just can't resist getting in on the action. Unless it's cold or wet, he is my constant companion when working in the garden.
The longer I work in the garden, the more I find myself taking a step back and seeing the big picture. This takes you through a good section of half of my roses. I will take you through the other sections in the next two posts.