Renovating/restoring my vernacular gothic revival cottage in a neighborhood of mostly late-19th-century homes on a narrow, steep little street.
Friday, May 11, 2012
I'm Getting Excited!
The gardens are about to come alive. I saw two rosebuds on the F.J. Grootendorst rugosa rose. This is a common beach rose that I love because it is carefree, blooms all season, and is shaped like a carnation. The leaves are wrinkly and it is extremely thorny. It's grown a lot and suckers so it can really spread. Its color is "red," you know, rose red, which is really fuschia. Reading flower labels is confusing. Like, they'll say blue but the flower is actually purple.
I love the inside of an iris--so intricate!
This is from last year, I think in the front garden.
Here's the garden all dreamy-like in the late afternoon sun today. I'm happy to see that the view from the neighbors in back is still hidden.