Gosh Darn Garden Hose!
Gosh Darn that garden hose! I was in my pajamas and bathrobe and pink fuzzy slippers, which are a little ratty because I wear them out into the garden, which was wet from a rare April rain, and cold, so I didn't move that garden hose to take the picture, and I should have. Oh well. Don't do that! Put the hose away!
My slippers got less pink as I wandered around. Rosa 'Fabulous' continues to be so:
That's Hemerocallis 'Butterscotch Ruffles' in there with 'Fabulous!' Probably my least favorite day lily in the garden, but it's looking good this year.
And Rosa 'Top Notch' is, yes, top notch:
I love how the foliage goes all the way to the ground. This one was slow to establish, and re-bloom was also slow the first 3 years, but now it's excellent, with thick petal substance. Here it is again. That's climbing rose 'Altissimo' in the background:
It's been fairly cold for April the past few days, and we had a little rain Tuesday and Wednesday. This type of weather gives the flowers deeper, richer color. Here's 'Molineux''s April color--in August he'll be far more pale:
And speaking of color, we must remember that yes, green is a color too, and that the variety of greens in the world is marvelous. The blue-grey green of Eucalypts in the background, the glowing cast of 'Swane's Golden' Italian Cypress, and the rich green of spring-fresh Parthenocissus tricuspidata:
Okay, this cuts that garden hose out of the shot. I feel a little better now.