Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Garden

So I always seem to make items/treasuries/post that mention gardening and my garden.  I am so proud because this year my garden is actually full of flowers!  Usually, it looks a little sad... maybe I'm getting the hang of it after all.  So like any proud mother, I'm going to show them off a bit...

My favorite flower in the garden right now is the Dahlia.  It has these great big red blooms, usually several at a time.  When I bought it at the store, all of the Dahlias looked ready to croak, but now it is blooming happily.
Dahlia
I was very happy to find this Camelot Foxglove, which is a hybrid that can grow in direct sunlight (yay for me!).  I thought I was going to succeed in killing it, but right now it is covered in soft lavender blooms.
Camelot Foxglove
I also got this quirky Dianthus plant.  Everytime I look at them I think they look like ragamuffins, with their ruffled edges...
Dianthus
While they are gone for the season, I also had some pretty pale pink Asiatic Lilies that I loved to look at about a month ago.  I hoped they would last longer but I guess I will see them next year...
Asiatic Lily
And finally, I got some Petunias and other annuals (yes, yes, I forgot their names already...).  My only regret is that I spaced them out too far I think... but I shall learn from that next year!
Today, I'm staring at my Gladiolis because they look ready to bloom!  When they do, they will be large purple flowers that tower over my pond.  

13 comments:

  1. I'm sure your garden's lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful!! Mine is just starting to fill out.

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  3. I have no flowers so thanks for sharing with me :)

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  4. Gorgeous flowers! I wish I had more of green thumb like you! *Ü*

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  5. Unique Cozy Treasures - You flowers are lovely. I believe the petunias are "New Wave".I have some just like yours in a hanging basket that are just beautiful. I must have purple petunias each summer! Happy Gardening!

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  6. Love looking at other folks' gardens and their flowers. But when I had a garden of my own, I always felt flowers to be somewhat frivolous and a bit of a waste of time: I like eating what I grow, so veggies were my thing - and soft fruits and herbs. Good luck with your blossoms though. It's been nice to look at them.

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  7. Gorgeous flowers, so glad you captured them on camera to share with us all. Hope you have a wonderful Summer and that it doesn't get too hot, especially for the flowers. Enjoy x

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  8. The fox gloves are beautiful

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  9. Awwwaa... I wish i had a garden full of beautiful flowers like you !!! The Dahlias flower are amazing :)

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  10. I love your flower choices and the Dahlias...I also love Zinnias right now I have been seeing them come through. There are some really cool multicolored petunias these like hot pink with a green rim...love them!

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  11. You have such beautiful flowers in your garden! I can't wait to have my own someday :)

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  12. Great post!! thanks for the interesting info!!

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