The spring garden flowers are so beautiful and really showcase the wide variety of intentional planting, propagation and separating of irises, and native blooms of the Valerian. The bees are happy, and we are busy planting seeds in the garden for a full summer bloom.
Many many years ago, we bought two rare, heirloom rose bushes in Aptos at Roses of Yesterday and Today. We are so pleased that the vibrant pink and deep blood red roses are the center piece to the garden entrance arbor.
We have had a lot of luck propagating roses, and I was buying the “sad” roses at a college nursery at a discount in hopes of bringing them back to life. We have also moved roses from random locations to strategically place them around the garden perimeter.
The garden entrance is a glorious bloom of colorful roses, irises, Valerian root, Jerusalem sage, and lavender. Our iris varieties keep growing because my parents give us bulbs, we separate, and occasionally purchase from the Ben Lomond Iris Farm.
We have peonies planted around a yellow magnolia tree! Yellow and pink peonies pop with color in spring.