April is colorful month in my garden, thanks to the roses ..and I will always keep a few of them around , though they have been edited here in favor of spaces for other stuff. Always need other stuff.
Brass Band, an excellent floribunda.. and excellent for me means no blackspot.
Madame Issac Perrier...I finally figured out the only way to photograph this rose and get an image anywhere close to it's actual color is to avoid direct sun at all costs.This looks somewhat like the real thing. Mme Isaac is a Bourbon rose, introduced in 1881. Blackspot can be an issue here, but I don't care;I happily strip off Mme Isaacs spotty foliage and wait for a clean set to grow.
Gruss an Achen.
This is the David Austin rose 'Prospero'. Impervious to everything..a cast iron rose.
I don't gow Symphytum 'Axminster Gold' for it's flowers, but here they are , doing thier best to upstage the foliage--an exercise in futility I fear .
Columbine, un-named seedling. It's time to expand my inventory of this old fashioned flower.
The stachys Lavenders are blooming all around town..
First Zinnia of the year, one of the green numbers..
Iris season too. What an annoying plant bearded Iris can be. But really, what else looks like that ? Tolerance is a virtue.
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone' . Second year , still in the trail stage.
As always, thanks to Carol at May Dreams for her hostess gig..visit to see whats blooming this month on our planet..