Flowers Like Crazy

This week is likely to be flowers galore.  You are warned. 
Iris 'Paprika Fonos'
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Iris 'Going My Way'
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The front yard:
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There's that front slope again.  Sorry.
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The coral is a Cotyledon, 'Happy Dancing Girl', the white rose is 'Sombreuil', the pink is Calandrinia spectabile, the purple is Limonium perezii.  And so forth. 
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There's that Calandrinia again.
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This is the entryway area.  For some foolish reason I thought the strong bright Ranunculus flowers would be finished long before the emergence of the delicate pastels of Geranium 'Rozanne' and Austin roses 'Tamora', and 'The Ambridge Rose.  Wrong!
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'Golden Celebration' with Acer palmatum 'Emperor I'.  The Acer is a bit over six feet (2 m) tall.
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Hippeastrum 'Rilona'.  Here, Hippeastrum are excellent garden bulbs.
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Rosa 'Brass Band', of course:
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'Sombreuil' looms over 'Brass Band'.
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To end for today, the exquisite peach-scented 'Evelyn':
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Many more flower pictures I'll be posting the rest of the week.  Suddenly, it's "Peak Week" here.  Happy Spring!  Click on over to May Dreams Garden Blog for Bloom Day April:  lots and lots of links and photos of lots and lots of beautiful flowers.


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  1. I am stunned speechless!
    Lea
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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lea. Hope you enjoyed it. :)

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  2. The view to the gate, even the rectangular pavers, perfect and then some.

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  3. Your garden is a paradise on earth, lovely. Rosa Sombreuil is such a beauty!
    Wish you happy gardening !

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    1. Wishing you happy gardening in return, Janneke, and warmer weather for your area soon!

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  4. You are very correct and i laughed loudly upon strolling down the post, it's true "flowers like crazy". It is like a botanical garden. I can't imagine they bloom at the same time, and i am drooling at your hippeastrum. Oh how crazy i am now getting into hippeastrum, with not much funds to buy bulbs, haha. I guess i am like crazy too!

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    1. Yes those hippastrum are expensive! However they do multiply in the ground here, so one is enough--still that one is not cheap!

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  5. Glorious flowers and plants dear Hoover, your garden is delightful.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thanks dianne, for your kindness! It always brings me a smile.

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  6. Flowers galore indeed! Every picture is more gorgeous than the last. What a beautiful garden and home! Don't be sorry, that front slope is gorgeous and I never tire of seeing it!

    P.S. I hear that girls who flash their front slopes tend to get a reputation:)

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  7. Hello Hoover and Happy GBBD! Your California garden is scrumptious! Gives me hope that my Southern Ontario garden will get to this stage by June :)
    Your photographs are excellent. Now that I have discovered your blog, I will drop by often.
    Astrid

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Astrid and Happy GBBD to you. Your Ontario garden with luxuriant rain will surely be spectacular come June. Something to look forward to!

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  8. Gorgeous photos, beautiful colors and stunning combinations. I just adore these coral shades in the garden. A lot of energy!
    Aistė

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    1. Thank you! The coral colors work so well here in the bright light.

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  9. Your roses are stupendous! I can hardly believe what I'm growing in my yard is the same genus. What do you use on them? Steroids, human growth hormone? Seriously, you ouught to write a book on rose cultivation!

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  10. Oh, to be burdened with too many blooms... how sad (ha!). Your roses look so abundant and happy. Wow!

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  11. Never apologize for the slope pictures. Never! This post made me think about the astonishing sight of spring in the desert. Which, in a way, I guess it is in your climate (but with a master gardener's hard work and expert guidance.) Just lovely!

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  12. You can't take too many slope photos -- I think it might be my favorite part of your very stunning garden. Sombreuil over the doorway a close second. And I'm having second thoughts again about bearded iris in the ongoing love/hate saga. Almost brought home a pure orange one the other day. So difficult to place the darn things so they don't get swamped, but not too prominent a spot since they don't last long, etc, etc.

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    1. I find the iris foliage makes a good accent and screen at the base of roses. They give just a wee bit more then they demand, so here they stay, if they are not aggressive spreaders.

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  13. What a FANTASTIC collection of roses you have! I especially love 'Sombreuil' and 'Golden Celebration'.

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    1. Thanks ginac, those are two of my favorites as well.

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  14. Hi, I love your motto, your avatar, your rose photos, your garden, etc, etc. I just found one thing I'm not keen on - the word verification thingy, LOL

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    1. Okay, I took off the word verification thingy--at least I think I did--if the spam gets too frequent I will have to put it back. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Your slope looks fantastic. All of it is breathtaking. More! More!

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