Sunday, 3 July 2011

Canada Day long weekend

New Dawn roses, with their lovely shell-pink colouring

These roses are now 3 years old, and are blooming profusely and covering my unsightly garage
The Canada Day long weekend seems to have flashed by in a whirl...but it's been a highly productive one, with 2 batches of strawberry jam, newly installed gutter guards (and clean gutters), a nice shiny, black sealed roof on the sunroom, a cherry clafouti and numerous garden chores accomplished.  Finally, after clambering down off the the garage roof, it's time to sit down and relax with a cocktail and a good book in the backyard, and put my feet up.  Other than a torrential, tropical thunderstorm late yesterday evening, the weather has been picture-perfect all weekend, and the temperatures are starting to climb.  Canada Day itself was celebrated with a tasty backyard barbecue with Davey & Mr. B, followed by a soiree at the Doll's House, with the girls, and a quick stop on the walk home to watch the celebratory fireworks.  The girls were insistent that no hostess gifts should be brought, so I put together a nice bouquet from the garden to take over instead.  The roses are looking fantastic right now and I was able to couple them with some very candyfloss looking pink astilbe.

Rose, astilbe, the last couple of peonies, dianthus and Lady's Mantle made a nice, full looking bouquet.

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