April 2003 - The borders in the southern garden, in need of pruning!
April 2003 - The south garden before the garden wall was built.
April 2003 - The fence on the north side, all grown up now with Viburnum 'Shasta' and Pink Scotch Broom.
April 2003 - One of the first roses to bloom in the spring, "Fortune's Double Yellow"
Roses and iris in the May 2003 border. The colors here are mostly pinks - roses "Lyric", "Fantin Latour", "Lavender Pink Parfait", "Gartendirektor Otto Linne".
May 2003 - North fence - Roses "Alchymist" and "Marie Pavie"
May 2003 - One of my favorite spring shrubs is Beauty Bush.
April 2004 - The dogwood in full bloom. The rose on the arch is "Climbing Pinkie". The small pink shrub is Azalea "Coral Bells".
April 2004 - Beauty Bush and Bridalwreath Spirea
May 2005 - Rose "Veilchenblau" on the arch, "Mutabalis" on the left, "Lyda Rose" on the right.
May 2005 - Under the dogwood tree grows Rhododendron ("English Roseum"?), oakleaf hydrangeas, ivy, azalea.
May 2005 - Rose "Lyda Rose", daylilies, hydrangea paniculata
May 2005 - Rose "Climbing Pinkie"
May 2005 - Hybrid Musk Rose "Moonlight" and iris
The pink rose border - Roses "Lyric", "Fantin Latour" and "Gartendirektor Otto Linne". The tall perennial on the left is Salvia guaranitica "Black and Blue". The ornamental grass in the background is "Cabaret".
This area in the southeast corner of the property would later be called the "Secret Garden" after the garden wall was built. The rose on the arbor is the rambler "Bobbie James". Oakleaf hydrangea and viburnum also grow here. This area is underneath a black walnut tree.
May 2005 - Roses "Windchimes" (in foreground), "Buff Beauty" (center yellow rose), "Rambling Rector" and "Reve d'Or" on the pergola. The large white flowering shrub on the left is Beauty Bush. The spot of chartreuse is Weigela "Rubidor" which was later moved.
May 2005 - Rose "Veilchenblau" on the arch, "Lyda Rose" on the right.
May 2005 - This area sits directly on the south side of the house. A patio was later built on the left. The rose on the arch is "Lamarque", the pink roses on each side are "Carefree Wonder".
May 2005 - I started building the garden wall in the spring of 2003 and it wasn't completely finished and painted until the spring of 2006.