Today’s photos are by Patricia Smith.
My favorite moments of the day are in my gardens. I love sharing my gardens and photos of my gardens with everyone in hopes that I can give them a few moments of peace and quiet.
The front porch is lined with climbing roses that are just dripping with bloom. Climbing roses do not cling to structures themselves. Each stick has to be carefully tied into place, which can be a difficult process because of the thorns. Patricia’s hard work growing and training these roses has paid off incredibly. Her front porch is spectacular.
This rose looks like it’s a variety of ‘Dr. Huey’, which usually ends up in gardens because it was popular as a rootstock in the past. If the delicate variety grafted onto it dies, sometimes the root stock is depleted and you get a rose like this.
peonies (Paeonia hybrids, zones 3-8) and bearded irises (Iris hybrids, zones 3-8) bloom along fences. Peonies and irises are new and old standards in gardens because they are so beautiful, reliable and long-lasting.
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