Walking through the garden on the first day of summer, I found that the daylily Leebea Orange Crush had opened three of its glorious blossoms. Situated to the left of the daylily Double Cutie which is itself to the left of the oriental lily Mona Lisa, with all three of them in bloom it makes for a wonderful spot in the back yard garden. Though you can see everything by clicking on the links to the individual pages, here's a quick look at Leebea.
Roses in bloom include Fragrant Lace, Lagerfeld, and Showbiz. Louise Odier and Zephirine Drouhin are putting forth their very last blossoms of the spring flush. For number of blossoms, fragrance, and length of bloom, these Old Garden Roses are hard to beat.