Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer Garden

Sally and Virginia posted garden pictures today, so I'm joining the party!  Here are a few pictures of what's blooming now. 
This is my Fairy Rose, one of the first plants we put in our gardens years and years ago.  It is loaded with tiny pale pink roses, and is as wide as it is tall, about 3 or 4 feet either way.

These poppies reseed themselves each year.   If you look closely, you will see single and double flowers.  Our neighbor Jeanne gave us these seeds years ago.

This is a hollyhock mallow, Malva alcea, one of those plants that you can't get rid of.......I've finally given up, and just try to control it a little.  It is pretty when it blooms.

This is a perennial geranium, Johnson's blue, Geranium sanguineum, and below is a pink variety.


This is a daylily that came with the house.  You see them growing in the fields around here, too.  We have moved them numerous times and they seem happy wherever you put them.

In the back border are some paler daylilies and purple beebalm.

And finally, the portulacas we plant around this sundial every year.  This was taken last year because something has been eating them this year! 

10 comments:

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

thank you so much for sharing photos of your beautiful flowers!!

Barb said...

So pretty, Lin! I love your Fairy Rose and gorgeous Poppies....all that pink is so yummy!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Lin your garden is so beautiful, all your stunning flowers. It has been so dry in the UK these past few weeks the plants are very parched. Only the poppies seem to love the dry soil!

Dawn T said...

wonderful garden Lin. Love all teh wonderful colours and flowers. Lots of inspiration there. No wonder you do such lovely flowery cards

Pippa67 said...

Thank you for sharing Lin. Love watching pictures. It feels like i'm in America for a little holiday. Your garden looks beautifull.

Ann said...

Your fairy rose is heavenly Lin! I love seeing your garden - keep showing us what's in bloom so I can feel jealous! ;o)

Suzanne C said...

Love strolling in your garden! Such beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing your flowers.

Alice said...

thanks for taking as to your beautiful garden, Lin!! beautiful beautiful flowers!! love this!!

Jacqueline said...

Your garden is as inspiring as your cards! You are so special!

stampingandstitching said...

Lin, I loved having another peek in your garden in full bloom! It's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!