Cheryl\'s Garden Journal 2004 - Post Solstice 
June 23, 2004 - The "spartan" German iris is a new addition to the garden.  When it first starts to send out buds, they appear to be jet black.
June 23, 2004 - The "spartan" German iris is a new addition to the garden. When it first starts to send out buds, they appear to be jet black.

June 23, 2004 - Orange Appeal geraniums.  This unusual variety is a bright orange.  I looked all over for these for two year.  Finally tracked them down in the early spring at Arch Greenhouses.
June 23, 2004 - Orange Appeal geraniums. This unusual variety is a bright orange. I looked all over for these for two year. Finally tracked them down in the early spring at Arch Greenhouses.

June 28, 2004 - My glorious peony bush.  An amazing 4 feet high.  The buds are just starting to burst into bloom.
June 28, 2004 - My glorious peony bush. An amazing 4 feet high. The buds are just starting to burst into bloom.

July 3, 2004 - So much for the peony bonanza.  The heavy rain on July 2nd pretty well destroyed the blossoms.  There's some recovery, but unfortunately, there was more heavy rain in the week after this photo was taken
July 3, 2004 - So much for the peony bonanza. The heavy rain on July 2nd pretty well destroyed the blossoms. There's some recovery, but unfortunately, there was more heavy rain in the week after this photo was taken

July 20, 2004 - Another spray of roses, these from the Don Juan climbing rose.  They remind me of the ruffled skirts of Spanish dancers.
July 20, 2004 - Another spray of roses, these from the Don Juan climbing rose. They remind me of the ruffled skirts of Spanish dancers.

July 20, 2004 - Joseph's Coat, a small blossom on a climbing rose.
July 20, 2004 - Joseph's Coat, a small blossom on a climbing rose.

July 20, 2004 - A spray of five blooms on the Fragrant Cloud rose
July 20, 2004 - A spray of five blooms on the Fragrant Cloud rose

July 20, 2004 - The first water lilies bloom.  One is pink, the other yellow.  I grew these from bulbs found at Canadian Tire.
July 20, 2004 - The first water lilies bloom. One is pink, the other yellow. I grew these from bulbs found at Canadian Tire.

July 20, 2004 - A pink water lily blooming on the pond.
July 20, 2004 - A pink water lily blooming on the pond.

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