Nature & Books belong to the eyes that see them.
These are stunning. What a nice camera you must have.
Thanks, Diane. We do have a nice camera. Too bad I don't know how to use all the functions! My old Canon AE1 was so much easier to operate. Now I have an Olympus digital SLR.
Gorgeous! All of them!
Thanks, Robin! BTW, I like your Reader in the Grove blog!!
Your flowers are gorgeous, especially the Tiger Lily.
Thanks, Kathy. This is the first year the rabbits have ignored the lilies. Maybe next year I'll have a few more blooms. I lost a couple of stems, thanks to a falling limb from one of our neighbor's trees.
You've had lobelia a long time, haven't you? Is it an annual?
Lobelia is an annual here. I put it in several pots every spring, generally with red or pink geraniums. It blooms quite profusely and once it starts to slow down, I give it a shear and it almost always blooms again for several more weeks. It comes in either this dark blue (almost a purple hue) or a pale blue. I like both. :)
I need to hire you to come landscape my new yard! Gorgeous!
Oh, I don't know. My gardens are always a work in progress and they almost always look better in May and June. By mid-July, they're starting to look pretty tired (and hot!). I need to add more fall-blooming perennials (mums?) so I can extend the bursts of color. But thanks for the confidence-booster! :)
SO pretty! Tiger Lily is my fave.
Thanks, Andi!! Isn't it a gorgeous orange?! I need to plant more. I used to have some gorgeous star gazer lilies, but the rabbits got to them a few years ago and while I get a couple of long stems, they never bloom. :(
The tiger lily is just amazing!! I love your header photo too!!
Thanks, Staci! It's too bad the lilies don't bloom longer and with more blossoms. At least mine doesn't. It might need more sunlight...
Beautiful! I hope you've inspired me enough to post some of my garden pictures. Your tiger lily is gorgeous. I've been thinking about putting in some tiger lilies since I love my day lilies so much.
Oh, I'd love to see your garden photos. Post away!!I need to plant more lilies, myself. The day lilies usually finish blooming by early July (or maybe that's just this year!), so I'd like a bit more color and tiger lilies seem to do well here. I just need to remember what I need to add this fall. Better make a list! :)
I think that if I sat down to read in your garden I wouldn't get any actual reading done because I'd be too busy staring at the flowers! As usual they are beautiful. We have one Tiger Lily bush in the backyard and we always get so excited when it returns and blooms in the spring.
Or, you'd be too distracted with what needs watering or fertilizer or how tall the weeds are growing. Honestly, it's a work in progress, but it's also an endless job! I always want more color and lushness, so I doubt I'll ever truly be finished with this yard. That said, wait until you see what we're doing in the "lower level" where there was once a large space of lawn... :)
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