Around this time of the year is when I get a bunch of lilies in bloom. For the next few weeks, I anticipate many flowers to admire. In this post are a few remaining bearded irises in bloom. The lilies here are new in my garden so it’s exciting to see them come out finally!
“CARE TO DANCE” BEARDED IRIS
“EDITH WOLFORD” BEARDED IRIS
“LUMARCO” BEARDED IRIS
I’m not sure what I was thinking when I ordered this bearded iris but the colors just don’t impress me… I love bright colors and this is very bland. Nevertheless, it bloomed. I feel bad that I am treating it like an unloved child 😦
“PLUM PERFECT” ROSES
Although these are not new flowers but this is the most fantastic display of these roses and of all my roses so far! I cut that one branch and displayed it in my house. I just love these so much!
This one is a nice little surprise to see it bloomed this morning. This is the first and ONLY flower I have on this plant so far. It is more of a citron yellow color with white. The camera did not fully capture the yellow in it.
It’s an awful lot of extra steps to resize all my photos for each post so I am posting less pictures these days. I have so many beautiful pictures this week but have to keep this post short.
I was planning to upload more photos for my next blog but WP said I used up 95% of space already and wants me to pay more for “upgrade”. I guess I will have to clean up my media library and reduce the size of my files in the next few posts to be able to blog. I don’t like having to pay so much especially when WP is profiting from having ads on my blog.
These next pictures will be the reduced sizes, let me know what you think.
VERBASCUM “SOUTHERN CHARM”
That’s all the flowers I can share today. I will try to share more pictures soon. Two of my favorite flowers, gladioluses and hibiscuses are getting ready to bloom this summer so I am excited about that!
I found a website that I can upload photos and design my own photo book. It’s in the back of my mind for several months now. I wanted to pull all of my favorite photos of flowers and put in a book. It’s too hard to look at my blog for the past three years. I need a hard copy in this digital age. I’m thinking I need several volumes of it or just one gigantic volume. It will be an extensive project for sure.
For today, I will share some flowers in bloom this week.
VERBASCUM “COTSWOLD KING”
Verbascum takes two years to flower so be patient. They said that these flowers re-seed but so far I have not found to be the case. Flowers are amazing. Last year my “Artic Summer” bloomed and it was spectacular!
These pink mini roses looking geraniums are the “Patricia” variety. They start off in white with pink centers and as they age or open fully, they turned to a beautiful lavender-pink color like the picture below. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
SALVIA “PINK TEXAS”
CLEMATIS “GENERAL SIKORSKI”
A few days ago I got a gift card to spend at a local garden center for my birthday. Remember I said I wanted to be mindful of my selections and I found the best of what I wanted. These kangaroo paws are HIGHLY UNUSUAL, I’ve never seen anything like it. I bought a red one and a purple.
Along with the Kangaroo Paws, I also got two small azaleas in the most coveted colors…pink and purple…ah, favorite colors of mine.
That’s all I have now. I hope you have a great rest of the week. The weekend will come soon enough.