Friday, June 17, 2016

Early summer garden

It is always a pleasure to visit my friend's garden. 
It is a real oasis for various shrubs, perennials and trees. 
On a warm summer day the fragrance of many flowers fills the air.
Today the scent of sweet lilac, honey scented roses and 
peppery lupines was prevalent. 
Too bad that there is no possibility to bring that online.

But the photos may give you an idea.
The double filled lilac heads are big like grapes 
and so heavy that they are hanging upside down.

These tall, Bearded Iris' flowers are the size of my hand.
Sky blue wild iris
Allium siculum among blue Lupines
They look like pink and white bells.

They are also called "Sicilian honey lily", or Sicilian honey garlic.

Beautiful wild lupines, banned as noxious weeds in many places, 
but not on this island. 
June is the time for Lupines.
I especially like the pink ones with the red "banner".
When I planted some in my garden they all turned out blue. Hopefully I will get some pink ones over time. One never knows.

Scented roses 
(Rosa rugosa alba)

Filling the air with it's heady honey like perfume.

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