More of my Summer Garden




Before the roses and other early Summer flowers begin to fade, I couldn’t resist the temptation to post a few more photos of my garden at its best. The white rose “Bobbie James” is a rampant climber with the most wonderful fragrance that fills the garden. And the lilies, a Mother’s Day gift from my son, are also heavily scented, so sitting close to these perfumed flowers is is a real delight.

At this time of year, especially when the weather is as hot as it has been recently, I tend to concentrate more on spinning than dyeing. But I do keep an eye on the progress of all my dye plants, so I can harvest them when they are ready. Then the dyepots come out again, so I shall soon be writing some posts about dyes from the garden.

5 replies
  1. Leena Riihelä
    Leena Riihelä says:

    Your garden looks wonderful and Bobbie James is incredible.
    I have a friend who also has Bobbie James (not so big as yours of course)in her garden here in Finland (!), but her garden is situated in a very warm spot in the city Helsinki. In my garden I don’t think it would flourish:(, but at least I can admire it in your pictures.

  2. Marian
    Marian says:

    I love gardens in bloom. We have a rose plant which we brought from England and it has taken over a whole -2 story high- wall. If we didn’t prune it every year we would be covered. In late may, when it is completely in bloom, people actually stop outside our house to look, photograph and smell the roses. It’s a shame that it lasts only a week or so, but the waterfall of flowers is just gorgeous.
    We have a fairly large garden. Abotu 100m2 is taken over by a veggie patch and next year it will be extended another 100m2. I’m planning to include, along with food, lots of dyeing plants. Can not wait. I have the whole winter to do the research! I bet your books came in handy!

    Vacations got postponed. Car broken. Your package was sent on friday nonetheless…

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