Come see what the last few days of sunshine have done for the roses!
Ever vigilant, and a focal point of our water feature.
"When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?"
~ Ralph Marston
The patio garden at MillTown Pub is the perfect spot to sit, relax, and enjoy doing nothing.
The perfect spot for dining al fresco...
"All four elements were happening in equal measure - the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambience. It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level."
~ Charlie Trotter
The garden is continually changing. Baskets have been planted and await a bit more growth before being hung.
Come see what's new in the garden...
"To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours."
~ Mirabel Osler
A little something that is just starting to open, and will be good for a couple weeks is this rose:
This is one of the darkest-flowered roses from the oldest class of garden roses, the gallicas.
'Cardinal de Richelieu' is a strong grower and is almost unique among the gallicas for it's intense and most unusual coloring.
An Iris expert who was out viewing the Cooley's blooms accidently drove by my place (misdirected by driving directions) and saw the Iris speciman's blooming in my pond. He identified them as an original species of early Oregon iris.