You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May Days

I've actually been doing a little gardening. Yay me.

The roses are just going crazy now. They are making me fall in love with them all over again. Of course, when the Japanese Beetles move in, I'll be swearing off roses forever again.

Oh, I recently reread Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden. That so puts me in the mood for gardening. I love gardening memoirs. I've also read From the Ground Up by Amy Stewart. I'd love to find more books like those.

A line I like from Mrs. Whaley: Everything we use in a garden either adds or takes away from its beauty.

I just got three roses in the mail from Vintage Gardens! My second Mme. Charles, Marie d'Orleans and McClinton tea. Now I have to decide where to plant.

OK, time for lovely photos.

My new favorite rose (this changes daily), Austin's Crown Princess Magareta

Clematis Will Goodwin

Iris to be identified later!

Clematis to be identified later!

Souvenir de Germain de St. Pierre

Mme. Laurette Messimy

Leonie Lamesch

Comtesse du Cayla

my other favorite rose, Clementina Carbonieri

William R. Smith

Teasing Georgia

Phyllis Bide

Mme. Charles

I think this is Polly Sunshine

Apricot Nectar
The amazing Marechal Niel