Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 14 ~ Flowers

Here's is long view of my rose.
As many of you know, I volunteer as a gardener for the grounds of my church in downtown Colorado Springs. I get my fix of flowers by performing a service to my fellow parishioners and experience the joy of watching the blooms come in their appointed time. I have planted over a dozen roses, countless Spring blooming bulbs, pruned all the roses every Spring, dead-headed, watered, planted annuals and weeded. I don't have much of an opportunity to create a garden at my home as my HOA frowns up me digging up the water wasting, to no benefit sod. That, and there is no outside water source available to the owners/renters as the HOA really, really don't want ANYONE washing cars in the parking lots... That said, I have a garden in containers that are currently producing carrots, radishes, chives, oregano, rosemary, lettuce, tomatoes and hopefully potatoes. There are also a rose, an Easter Lily, daffodils, grape hyacinths, nasturtiums, yarrow, violets and a morning glory. Most of my flowers are Spring bloomers but for the yarrow, nasturtium and the morning glory. My lovely rose is, I believe, an Elizabeth Taylor and it is on it's FIFTH bloom of the season. The deer haven't dined on it as yet, thank you so very much. Here's a close~up of a rain be~dewed single rose.


sapphireblue said...

That's gorgeous!!

Leslie said...

Thanks, Celia. I brought it back from an over~grown non~blooming bunch of sticks to a continual joy of my summer.

Nic said...

That's lovely! Ah Elizabeth Taylor. How appropriate for such a lush and vibrant bloom.

Guess what? We have deer coming into our garden too, tho' it's mostly the rabbits that do the damage.

Wicklow Red deer

Leslie said...

Nic, at least your deer are prettier then our deer. Thanks for sharing them with me. Verra nice. Rabbits have been nipping off the leaves of my bulbs, hope I get blooms next spring.