Parade of Roses

Once again it’s the glorious month of June, and the roses in my garden are out in full force. Here are a few photos.

The roses here grow up into my styrax obassia.
Parade of Roses
The tree’s common name is fragrant snowbell, because of it heavenly scented hanging flowers. They were in bloom a month ago, when there were also peeping chickadee babies in the birdhouse. See the chickadee bottom right?
Parade of Roses
A new bush… the ubiquitous red knock-outs

Parade of Roses
Golden showers with a clematis “Etoille Violette” in the background.
Parade of Roses
a close-up of of the clematis “Etoile Violette.”

Parade of Roses
The garage is covered with New Dawn roses for one glorious week in June.

Parade of Roses
They cascade over the front of the garage too.
Parade of Roses
One New Dawn with roses that came with the yard 20+ years ago.

Parade of Roses
A few New Dawns with Allium, spires of speedwell and self-seeding white feverfew, with a touch of catmint up front 
Parade of Roses
One more of the roses on the garage… such a fleeting pleasure. 

Please… don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!!! Happy June.

Parade of Roses

See full post here: Cheryl Kirk Noll, Illustrator2014-06-24.