Just Joey is just such a lovely and unusual rose, and although it’s not turning into a big bush, it’s in a tough place beside the driveway, continually battling off the attentions of a purple penstemon on one side and a rosemary on the other. Not to mention the weeds and grasses.
On the other side of the driveway is Bridal Bouquet, one of our first hydrangeas, and one that was bought from a nursery rather than from a cutting, so I know what it’s called.
Bridal Bouquet opens lime green, turns white, and finally fades to pink. It’s growing happily in semi shade, as is the Thalictrum, which has really taken off, with it’s airy purple and white flowers on stems almost as tall as I am. The leaves are delicate and airy as well, and the purple flowered ones have dark burgundy stems. The other purple is Statice – Limonium perezii or Perez’s Sea Lavender, which is a bit difficult to say.
There are lots of Cupani Sweet Peas tucked in around the base. I have plenty to give away this week as I’m trying to keep them picked so that they keep on flowering.
Just Joey is such an unusual colour, especially the buds which are almost parchment-like. Check out Rambling in the Garden for vases of flowers from around the world.