Thursday, March 25, 2010

An International Show in My Front Yard

Finally! Spring is official underway now that I have roses, lavender and wisteria blooming in SJC! This climbing rose is an old-fashioned rose called Scotch Rose (rosa spinosissima), the lavender is Spanish lavender and the Japanese wisteria is a common one sold in our area called Texas Purple. Quite the international bed which was not intentionally planned, at least not the regional interpretation, the roses, lavender and wisteria are one of my favorite combinations for spring. Luckily I am having a gathering at our home this weekend for a local non-profit group that I can casually show off this beautiful display! The roses will only bloom once and the wisteria will be done in a few weeks so I need to appreciate it while I can. Isn't that what makes gardening so intriguing? The overwhelming yet fleeting beauty? Would we appreciate it so much if it was a daily occurrence?

9 comments:

walk2write said...

I do believe you're right about appreciating the fleeting beauty of the garden more because of its temporal nature and not just its beauty. Your guests will be in awe of those lovely scents as well as the sights.

starstuffs said...

Oh it's beautiful!! And yes, it's all so fleeting. Appreciate every moment... not just in the garden! :)

Can witeria grow in 5b?

Skeeter said...

How lucky your guests will be to behold such a sight! Ah, Wisteria will be blooming here soon...

Nancy said...

My wisteria is in bud, and I am excited! Unfortunately I don't think it will last until the garden tour at the end of May, when my garden will be on show...but maybe the later roses will be out by then. I agree that the ephemeral nature of it all adds immeasurably.

Turling said...

Absolutely beautiful. The wisteria at our place is just starting to wake up. No blooms, yet.

keewee said...

Wow! that is so beautiful.I would love something like that in my yard.

Pam's English Garden said...

"Overwhelming yet fleeting beauty." What a beautiful way to describe the joys of gardening. Oh, and how I wish I could be one of your guests! But thank you for showing us what they will see.

Msrobin said...

Your international bed is so fabulous that it looks like a picture from a garden magazine!

Sheila said...

Yes Starstuff, I believe it will grow in your zone.