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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'm back!
I've been away too long. I hope I haven't been forgotten! Spring is here and once again I am drawn to the flower gardens, camera in hand to capture the beauty our Father has blessed us with.

This Rhody is the most delicate lavender and it looks like an Orchid to me. I love it. We have had so much rain that I'm surprised anything can bloom.

 These are the flowers of some kind of tiny hen & Chick plant. You can see it better if you enlarge it. The tiny red dots in the center seem to draw these little black beetles.

 Here is an Iris I have posted before.It's so pretty. I used to have it growing beside my fish pond but had to move it when I filled in the pond. Blue Heron's and raccoons ate the fish and dedtroyed my beautiful pink water lily. I wonder what Roasted Raccoon and Barbequed Blue Heron taste like? LOL

 I need to post a picture showing the entire plant. This is Clematis Paul II. This year there are so many blossoms I couldn't possible count them. I have fish net up so the deer can't eat them, one of the reasons there are so many flowers. I didn't use any fertilizer on it this year but last fall I dumped grass clippings around it. I think I'll be doing that again!

This is apparently a cross between a white and a lavender Foxglove. I like the delicate pink. These blossoms always look sweet and shy.

 Here is my gorgeous and very fragrant Patty Rose. As always it's blooming up a storm. When I step out to the back deck the wonderful smell greets me. Unfortunately we are having a horrible plague of tent caterpillars. They are everywhere. I cut a lot off the old Gravenstein Apple tree and the Fuji tree too but they are in the gravel, the dirt and the grass too. I sure hope we don't have them next year! They can defoliate a branch in no time at all.

The last red peony of the year. It had been raining so it's covered in rain drops. There's a fly hiding under a petal trying to stay dry. I had never thought about it before but I suppose if their wings get wet they wouldn't be able to fly very well. Does that make me feel sorry for them? Nope!

 The Hen & Chicks growing in this old teaketle came from my late mother in law who was born in 1892,  I'm so glad I could get a start. I love using old things to plant in. I have an old beat up bucket that is growing pansies this year. I have my moms teakettle too but it isn't shaped right for planting in.

Two of my nieces are visiting from Colorado. Here they are in the dark pink shirt and in the red, white and blue heart shirt. The other three are my girls.

I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day celebration. I stayed home and ate soup! LOL
Be blessed!



Blogger Angela said...

I remember you! lol It's been a long time since your last post. I haven't been blogging much myself. Too much going on with the kids and school and things that I just don't get on as much.

You sure have some very beautiful flowers in your yard! I hope to have a yard full before long myself. My husband is picky about where we plant. Then the deer love to eat certain plants so I have to watch what I plant and where we plant it. I love the kettle with the hens and chicks! Those are the best and easiest plants to grow. I found out last year the deer actually will eat them if they are hungry enough. lol

Blogger Susan said...

Your flower pictures are always so lovely. Would love to be able to see your grounds and walk around with you giving me the tour of all your lovelies.

Blogger Clara....in TN said...

I haven't forgotten you! My blogging has been very scant as of late. I miss my blogging friends also. I think Facebook kinda took over. Are you on Facebook? Your flowers are lovely. I am so thankful for my eye sight to take in such beauty.

Blogger Granny Annie said...

Well it is about time you showed back up. All the flowers are lovely but the last picture has the prettiest ones:) Welcome back.

Blogger jel said...

good to see ya back,
and thanks for stop~in by :)

purty flowers.

Blogger Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's good to see you again! Hope you are doing okay. I love all your flowers and that clematis is just about the prettiest one I've ever seen! Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Finally got time to load your pics- Looks like you're having alot of garden fun! Just gorgeous Blossom pics you take- The Clematis Paul II is amazing- never seen one before.
I hate those tent caterpillars- Two years ago they killed two of my trumpet vine flower plants which take decades to grow-
Thanks for sharing. Worth the wait to see your garden! n the girls too-

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