Sunday, 21 July 2013

Summertime, and the flowers are blooming!

I thought I'd document the flowers in the garden. Great gardeners have a garden that blooms in three seasons. Due to no fault of my own, this garden is one of those. These are the summer flowers. I'm careful to dead head the after they bloom, which encourages more flower production.
I think it helps that this garden has had at least three families who have been avid gardeners. It helps my mourning, when I've moved to be a caregiver, and had to leave some gardens and favourite flowers behind, to find a garden so well-loved. 
 I am ignorant of many of their names, seem to confuse them, too, but I do enjoy them!
I've found it easier grabbing photos using the zoom lens. I don't need it, but it means I can stand a respectful distance, not scare the bugs, and grab a long view.
This Echinacea just seem rude!
I wonder where the missing petals went!
I added this Monarda last year
Balloon flowers are pretty happy
The sunflowers are from bird seed.
I noticed the two wasps on the leaf!
During and after flowering!

Lilies are happy

Love the burnt orange colour

Ubiquitous dragonflies on Common mullein

The Eastern spotted fritillary seldom stops for long,
but I grabbed it 


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have beautiful flowers. I don't know the names of hardly any flowers but I enjoy them anyway.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers and images!

George said...

You've got some beautiful flowers around you. I like the variety of colors.

Christine said...

Lovely photos!

Red said...

You have some very attractive plants. I find that I learn the names in the summer and by the time next summer rolls around I've forgotten the names. At least that's my excuse.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That is a good one, Red!

Kay said...

These are such gorgeous photos of flowers. My neighbor has a beautiful bed of those balloon flowers but I didn't know its name. Thank you for telling me.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lovely flowers in your gardens! I am not seeing many Monarchs either and we have plenty of Milkweed:)

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