2,000 blog post - a nice round number. Here are some blooms around the rectory garden. The prayer garden is a little immature, but the plants there are growing!
Background to foreground: akebia vine, nepeta
, bearded iris, sky pencil boxwood, New Dawn climbing rose, white rugosa rose
, creeping thyme, shasta daisies, Russian sage
, various heirloom roses, Husker's red penstemon.
Walker's Low nepeta has thrived everywhere I've planted it. This is a three year old specimen.
Lupine from seed.
Fourth of July Climbing Rose
Yarrow, yellow and red
Hops. For a couple of years, this plant puttered along. I think this year it's making it's move!
Three year old Julia Child rose
. Extremely fragrant. Deep rich yellow flowers and dark green leaves.
John Paul II rose. He and Julia have been good neighbors.