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May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Variety at last

Gone are the times of just yellow and blue, or the colors of spring bulbs, now I have many colors, some of them new to the garden this summer.

I found this lovely hardy geranium at a home garden sale.

I can hardly believe my eyes everytime I look at the hydrangea. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see so many blooms at one time.

The Monarda, planted last fall, is putting on quite a show for me.

Finally, I have nasturtiums in a grow bag, hanging from the fence in my vegetable garden. The vibrant colors of the blooms draw your eye so you have to go and take a closer look at all the gorgeous colors.

Shasta daisies are also new to my garden. A good old hardy standby to brighten a corner of the garden.

Yarrow, another newbie to the garden this year, and I must say, I am delighted with the color of this plant.

Lambs ear, which has been gracing the garden for three years now.

I didn't notice until I viewed the photos, that I had captured a picture of a bee zooming in to gather nectar from the flower. It is always a bonus when you manage to get photos like this one.

11 comments:

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Your variety of flowers is incredible.We're into the season were it is just too hot and humid to do anything outside.

Darla said...

Spectacular variety for sure. Beautiful hydrangea!! Our flying friends are a bonus aren't they?

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Great variety! I love the lamb's ear and hydrangea. -Jackie

Bonnie Story said...

Great pics as always! Love your salmon Yarrow color especially. The Shasta Daisies always make me smile. Now, what is a grow bag? Is it like a topsy-turvy? I'm intrigued. Have a beautiful day! Bonnie

dinzie said...

A great selection of flowers ..And good to see the bees like them too ....

Awesome hydrangea ..and in a barrel too ....

D

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

You do have a great variety. I love the hydrangea! I can't believe all the blooms on it.

MissyM said...

Beautiful! I love lambs ear when it blooms. I know some people perfer no blooms, but I find the bees are drawn to it. That is a pretty color yarrow too.

Rosey Pollen said...

Very stunning! And the bee is my favorite.
Rosey

Katie said...

Nasturtiums in a grow bag? I am intrigued!

Peggy said...

Hi KeeWee, lots of lovely blooms and colour all around. it is always great to see something you had forgotten about come back and bloom again.I must take a photo of the Lamb's ears on the allotment, they are a bright yellow.

Kim and Victoria said...

That is a great shot of the bee, and I would have an arrow pointing at that hydrangea if I were you!