There have been times when we complained that spring in New York lasts for just a few days, and cold wintry days turn into hot summer within no time. Not this year! We had a few hot days, but otherwise, it is almost a little too cool. We don’t have to worry about watering the garden right now either. There was a lot of rain last week and this Memorial Day is rained out, too. One effect of this weather is that our irises, peonies and roses are lasting a lot longer, even though they get rained on a lot.
Of our roses, the antique Bourbon and Damask varieties were the first to bloom. They looked perfect last weekend.
Of the other roses, Don Juan, the climber on the trellis over the path, is currently also particularly pretty.
The irises are also still not done with their show. Some new flowers with unusual colors just opened. We do not know the names of our varieties. Identifying them could be a fun project for the future. For now, we are proud that we know almost all of our roses by name.