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Sunday, August 26, 2007

END OF SUMMER FLOWERS


I love this Japanese Anemone. The white is so pristine among all the shades of green, and that yellow center really pops! They come in pinks too.Zinnias are such an eye-catcher. This is one of the giant variety grown from seed. I like how the inner petals curl. Sort of looks like they are shy.
For some reason I have a hard time remembering the name of this plant. CAMPANULA
This one began growing in a patch of Crocosmia. Maybe a bird planted it. I think it's quite nice here.
Two years ago for Mother's Day, my youngest daughter and her family gave me a bouquet of two dozen roses, all different colors. I managed to get a few started and they are now looking happy in my rose garden. Here's one with a cute little white spider keeping house.

I get a kick out of this fragrant red rose. It was also started from a gift, and is one of the most prolific in my garden. In fact it's still blooming. This rose usually has blossoms that are formed like the more common rose, but occasionally it has one like this, resembling a peony more than a rose.
As fall is fast approaching, I find myself appreciating all of my flowers more than I have during the summer. I'm like this in the springtime too. In fact, I am out in January brushing frost and snow from the violet leaves, hoping to find even one lovely flower, the first sign of spring for me.

Then when spring finally does arrive I am so busy with weeding and planting, mowing and raking that there really isn't much time for flower gazing.

For now, I'll just enjoy what's still blooming and when the rains and snow come, I can sit here at my computer with a hot cup of something, and look at all the pictures I have taken throughout the spring and summer, of my flowers.

God is so good. You know He didn't have to give us flowers.

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