Nature is beautiful at this moment. Greece has over 2000 wild plants, which bloom abundantly. Also in the garden you can see spring! Fresh green, lovely flowers.
My pink Clematis is taking off. It took a few years because I planted it in the shade. I thought that it might be too hot for Clematis's in Greece, but as a matter of fact they are doing great.
This one is planted next to an old climbing rose from the neighbours. The red,red rose flowers abundantly at the moment, but doesn't bloom again until next spring. The idea is that the Clematis takes over. Let's see what happens!
This is the Clematis Alice Fisk, which has real big flowers. It is standing in the sun and you can see the difference in the amount of flowers!. It only blooms in spring. On the packet it said that it would reach a height of 1.60 m, but it is already over 2 meters high.
The neighbour's rose, which they call Boxana here in Greece, hanging over in my garden. I have the same one in the front of my house, planted about 60 years ago by my father-in-law. This one in the picture might be 10 years younger! Both still going strong!
On the other side of the house I have a Bougainville. I planted it, in bloom, about 18 years ago. For 15 years it didn't have any flowers and I had decided to take it out and put something else there. I just didn't have the time to execute my plan, and..... suddenly, like the plant could read my mind, it started blooming.!!! This picture is taken a week ago!
My Azalea is doing great. It blooms nearly the whole year around and is normally standing in the shade. I put it here as decoration for the quilts!
My fahter-in-law loved roses. He planted a lot of them in all different colours. These pink ones are cuttings from cuttings from cuttings from the ones he planted!!! A beautiful big rose.
This is the Philadelphus. I have two bushes of these.
I love my garden in spring! It is a blessing to sit outside, look around you and smell the lovely scent of the orange blossoms.