Digital manipulation of the old-stock Tea Rose on the property. It's on the edge of the mown part of the lawn, the driveway and the woods. Every year I've been here I've told myself to dig it out of it's terribly crowded low-light home, and transplant it to a move favorable spot. Every year, something else needs my attention more until I forget. This is the year I'm finally going to move it. As soon as it stops flowering! I think I'll move it behind the granite bench in the backyard. It will get more sun and air. Each flower is no more than an inch wide, but they cluster in groups. I really prefer old-fashioned, old-stock flowers and plants whenever, and wherever, I can find them. I think they're healthier, stronger of "constitution," and fend off preying insects better.
Typical clusters of this old-fashioned rose.
The orange day lilies and lavender hostas look really nice together this weekend. I'm still hoping the hybrid day lilies and my Tiger lilies bloom. They're becoming the nightly salad bar for the local deer.
The wider view of the "tree garden." I spent two afternoons this week weeding and thinning out the perennials that have already bloomed. It's a bit more textural now. This photo looks nice enlarged, lol!
This Hydrangea has been in its location for two years now. It has 9-10 flowers forming on it. I think I only had three last year. They start out a pale green, almost exactly like an Annabel variety. Then they brighten to a nice, clean white. Then they begin to turn blue, lavender and pink, and will end this fall a deep burgundy with greenish accents. The three blooms above show three stages of coloration.