This small garden with roses is a wonderful example of the creation of beauty in a small space.
This photograph was taken in May of 2012, and the clematis as well as many of the roses were in full bloom. Not, in late June, the clematis are bloomed out, as are most of the roses until August. The rose of sharon, “Blushing Bride,” is, however, blooming prolifically in the heat. I’ll try to get over to photograph the rose of sharon later this week or over the weekend.
A partial listing of roses seen blooming in this small garden would include:
The owner of this garden is beginning to look into ways to alter the landscaping to be water smart. The owner wants to keep it beautiful, but perhaps replace some of the plants requiring the most water with colorful plants that might require less water here in the desert, a desert in the midst of severe drought.
Knowing the owner, I know this small garden will remain beautiful. I’ll try to document the transition to water smart in photographs.