Climbing Roses In Full Bloom

'Purple Splash'
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'Secret Garden Musk Climber'
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Not climbing, but looking nice, is 'Disneyland':
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'Laguna' on the right, 'Lunar Mist' on the left:
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A gazillion flowers on 'Laguna', and I end up with a chewed one.
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'Sombreuil' with Clematis 'Etoile Violette' as its heart of darkness:
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 Walk and gawk:
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Clematis 'Etoile Violette'
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'Fourth Of July' with Clematis 'Jackmanii'
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Let's take a break from the roses with Heuchera
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...and with the Cup-of-Gold vine, Solandra maxima, photographed in the parking lot of the local Trader Joe's:
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I added the Echeverias along the edge of this bed.  I like the idea of this little detail--a few months will tell if it works or not.  
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These are the days of daze--so many things to look at, I just wander and look, instead of transplanting, watering, or weeding.
'Evelyn'
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'Evelyn'
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Climber on a stick--a weeping standard 'Renae':
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Even taller, the Manfreda flower I've been trying to hybridize some seven feet (2.1 m) above the one foot tall (30 cm) plant
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What the...!?!  Dahlias in April?!?
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So easily distracted.  I wonder if this is a hummingbird's nest. The tip of my pinkie finger just fits into the cavity.  Was the nest succesful?  I hope. 
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Clematis 'Viola', not overly vigorous in this climate.  The depth and richness of the purple is its great virtue.
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And this, this is about as good as it's going to get this spring.  A day of daze, walk and gawk. 
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Comments

  1. LOVE this post! I really appreciate the last image too, as it puts your garden into perspective for me -- at least part of it.

    Also, I'm pretty sure my Fourth of July is something else, as I get very little white (if any) when it blooms. Maybe that comes with age?

    That sure looks like a hummingbird nest to me, but seems a little small. Don't know what else it could be if it's not though.

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    1. Hey Alan, FOJ can be very red here in cooler weather, but it was stripey from the get-go. Could be hummers, yes because the garden is full of them due to the year-round food sources.

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  2. A glorious abunbance of flowers, your garden looks so beautiful.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  3. I love your roses! Thanks for the pics.

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  4. Spectacular! I'd lay odds that your hummingbird fledglings are out and about - my feeder (not to speak of my garden) is operating under an onslaught of hungry little hummers.

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    1. Hummers everywhere in this neighborhood. They are so much fun! I really enjoyed my feeder, but so many other things to do I just planted more hummer-plants.

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  5. What a stunning photo. I would stand there all day.

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  6. Scrumptious! I can smell the rose scent just looking at your gorgeous garden! So much wonderful stuff in this post! Your rose/clematis pairing is fabulous, and the combination of 'Purple Splash' with the purple splash of aeonium 'Zwartkop' (guessing) is a double delight. (Oops, 'Double Delight' is another rose altogether.) The humming bird nest is very sweet & the Echeverias with the orangey-tan grass & lavenderish geranium are way cool. Grasses and succulents work so well together & your combination knocked my socks off. (Pardon the smell, I'm wearing new shoes.) Thanks for another fabulous post!

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    1. Thanks outlaw! With my chronic allergies I can't detect much scent, but when I do it is heaven.

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  7. Gorgeous pictures! I love the clematis growing through the roses.

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    1. Thank you gardeninacity, I love that effect too.

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  8. Your garden is absolutely fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Mara, and your dog is so cute!

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  9. You've done it again! That last picture is just exquisite, with the white climber arching off your balcony. I'm not surprised you're dazed - it's probably a rose fragrance overload!

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    1. Thanks MulchMaid. If only my allergies would abate...

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  10. Your garden is just beautiful, Hoover Boo! :)

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