Tuesday, July 29, 2008

For the Love of Flowers

Sure, there are a few areas of the garden I hope to someday 'specialize' in. I hope I can master roses, and each day I love dahlias more and more, but when it comes right down to it, I just love flowers. I'm addicted to a good bloom. Any kind. Almost any color. I have a place in my heart for a real workhorse plant, one that blooms with profusion, endlessly. Added bonuses if it's a smell-gooder, or self-cleaner. This last few weeks I've been taking pictures of the blooms that catch my eye, and I thought I'd share them all with you!
Annual salvia:

Various hardy geranium:

A self sowing black eyed susan, before it mildewed...


Verbena w/ delphinium:


Goldenrod


Butterfly Bush


Together:


Foxglove 'Camelot Cream'


Dahlia kisses Verbena


Snapdragons:


Various Stokesia"


Various Delphinium:


Annual trailing phlox:


Trumpet Vine:


Coneflower:


'Green Envy'


'Orange Meadowbrite'


Cosmos 'Little Princess'


Zinnia 'Orange Profusion'


Another zinnia:


Oriental Lily 'Stargazer'


Hellenium:


Coreopsis 'Sweet Dreams"


Daylilys:


I tried, really I did, to not include roses in this post, but this 'Hot Cocoa' is knocking my socks off:


Non stop blooms from 'Golden Showers'


Brother Cadfael w/Scentimental in the background:


jasmine (I overwinter indoors).


Angelonia 'Serena Purple'

1 comment:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

such a pretty sight, thanks for the pleasant visual aids!

arlene,
Poulsbo florist