Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Garden - June 2009

So this is my June garden - posted in July, which is late, but what with all the rain and cloudy days....
late is in keeping with the weather, no?
I love watching a bud, in it's baby stage, full of potential, ready to spring forth and beautify.
"hello sweet little thing"

(notice the curl on the outer petal.....too much
This is a heritage rose......heavenly.

William Baffin (they would grow under a shed - a good filler shrub rose - can't kill it.)

This one reminds me of a ballerina's tutu. (Hmmm...I think it is John Davis Shrub....I think....ummm.....I just made a mango margarita so I'm a bit fuzzy....oh, and I drank a good deal of it.)
But I digress.

Now come this not exquisite?

I threw this in as a good metaphor (below). This is a clematis (can't remember the name) - it is ancient. It blooms early (tiny purpley pink flowers) and then it is covered with these interesting little fluff balls. Morale: the dance is not over when the music stops - it's only over when you stop dancing.
Wow, that was good. Think I'll pour myself another. (Kidding!)
I have 3 arches along the side of my house (my 'Monet' attempt at shutting out my neighbours, as lovely as they are, I love my private little haven.)

Can you smell this one.

You know what I like to do. Stick my nose, really far, into a rose and sniff fairly deeply. Enough so the petals actually go up my nose a bit. There's nothing softer than that. And just drink in the fragrance.
Try it!

Look at this. It's a two-tone geranium. Cool, eh?
Had to throw in my most beautiful flower. you blame me?

No, that's not our backyard, haha. It's Lake St. Louis - about 20 minutes from home.
Peony's are in my top five favorite flower. They live for such a short time and with our rain this year, I don't think I got many pictures without water droplits on them.

I'm going to shut up for awhile. Just enjoy the flowers.

Ahem.....sorry.....I have to point this out. This, ladies and jasmine.
The fragrance is to die for. Period!

Just a few Irises.

OK, you have to click on the next 2 pics and check out the bumblebee, working very hard on this Japanese minature spirea.

Two perfectly magnificent fushias. Look at this flower and tell me there is no God. I dare ya.

So that's my June garden this year. I'll be taking pictures of July but I may not get to post them because of a little trip we'll be taking in August
Happy summer everyone!


Buckeroomama said...

The flowers are lovely!! I'm so jealous. I wish we have a garden... :)

Have a great weekend.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your garden is gorgeous...WOW!!! Everything looks so beautiful. I am glad that you included your sweet girl in the mix....such a cutie!!

Happy Weekend!


the greek chinese connection said...

Wanda, I just stopped by to smell the roses...


Luv you


Lisa said...

Oh, it was almost like walking among your beautiful blossoms and I loved the tiny glimpses of your most stunning and rare flower....your lovely girl!

And oh how I smiled at the reference to travel.....bringing home another previous bloom to nurture and treasure.

Gorgeous garden.....big sigh here, cuz its another cloudy day, but this brought some welcome "sunshine"

DawnS said...

So very beautiful!! However, I will give up the July flowers if it means we get pictures of your precious August Flower!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our family said...

What a green thumb you have! Simply gorgeous!

Wanda said...


It's a deal! Happily.

Leslie said...

JUST breathtaking!

3D said...

Can you come to my home and make my gardens beautiful like that? A true flowery paradise.

Keep smilin!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Peonies, clematis and bearded irises are some of my favorites!

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