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Summer Garden Flower Photos


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August 22, 2016

My Garden DisasterMy tomatoes, corn, zucchini squash, onions, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, bell peppers, lettuce, and spinach all came short of the glory, this year. I had not one vegetable worthy of a shutter click. If it weren't for a nice crop of strawberries earlier in the season, my veggie year would be a complete disaster. I sure wouldn't have made it as a pioneer. Glad I don't have a house full of little ones looking to daddy for food. Well...as Gloria Gaynor said, 'I will survive'. There will be another year.

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Are you kidding? Those little things are watermelons? Ha ha! They look more like Tiny Tim's golf balls. Well, at least you can save that ugly cuke for seed.

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Jess has asked for more pictures and she shall have them. I have seen a recent increase in the number of photos submitted. I think I have given a thumbs up to all of them. Not to be nice, but because they all were very good.

If you haven't yet submitted a garden photo, or a Birds, Blooms, and Wildlife photo, get busy before that last rose of summer slowly fades away.

With my vegetables only good for a big pot of slumgullion, all I have to submit now, are a few flowers and some odds and ends. Between heavy rains I was able to catch a few shots you might find interesting.

Cedar seedling - I got down on my hands and knees for this shot (not an easy task for me). I'm sorta proud of it. It really looks good, blown up to full screen.

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I was able to get a better shot of a Turtlehead. I think you will agree.

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Lantanas like sun. This one is being grown in the shade of old maple trees. I am surprised it has such a vibrant color.

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For some reason, I have started collecting grasses. I buy them only when they are marked down. I bought six of this Sky Rocket fountain grass. I have no idea where I will put them. Rest assured, it will be a place where others can enjoy their beauty.

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I caught this busy little bumblebee just as it was about to enter a Turtlehead.

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Lastly, a relaxing scene. The perfect stage for tiny fairy ballerinas and danseurs to perform a mini world version of Tchaikovsky's greatest, The Sleeping Beauty Ballet.

Your box seat is the little stone, upper middle right.

Formal dress definitely not required.

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July 15, 2009

To complement a pale retaining wall, I'm using May bushes as cascading plants along the top.

Garden: May Bushes

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April 15, 2011

I live in South Central Washington State which is a desert area. The courtyard of my apartment complex is really nice with a swimming pool, a man made creek, and a couple of purple desert cherry trees, pine trees, and some wild rose bushes.

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August 9, 2010

I have created a back corner garden behind a large comma shaped perennial garden. This is a perfect place to sit and read, enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine and hide-a-way from a hectic day!

garden corner

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April 30, 2009

Here are a few pictures, not too much blooming yet. But I'll be looking for some good shots this summer. Enjoy, GG Vi

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August 6, 2012

I captured these pictures of this little ladybug climbing onto this coreopsis flower along with two bumblebees that moved over and made room for her. It made for several beautiful photos.

Bumble bees and ladybug on coreopsis flower.

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September 20, 2011

Not Summer, not Fall yet. But here is what is blooming in our yard today.

Pink Bromeliad Flower

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March 4, 2011

This is my back deck. I entered pictures of the heavy snow we had in WV this past winter and the year before. I can't wait until my back deck is covered with flowers instead of all the snow!

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I love summer and all the beautiful flowers.

Pansies in pots on deck.

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May 16, 2012

This is a little shot of the flowers blooming in my complex. I am not much of an expert, but I think it's an iris? Help me out folks? We have rhodies, and some tiny lavender ones that look like tennis balls only the wrong color!

Purple and lavender irises.

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February 18, 2011

This gorgeous flower grew in my aunt's backyard garden over last summer. It was one in a group of three and was easily the largest and most beautiful.

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I took many pictures that day of her garden, but this has always been my favorite.

Deep purple and white dahlia.

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January 11, 2011

This is one of the many seasonal photos I take of our garden throughout the year. It is such pleasure and I'd like to share with others.

Various flowers with rudbeckia in the foreground.

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July 11, 2011

Very beautiful flowers! I wish they bloomed all year round!

Hollyhocks

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March 27, 2012

This was outside my front door when I lived in California a couple of years ago. I love how the color of the hollyhocks matches the color of the sweet peas that climbed up the stalk.

Hollyhocks and Sweet Peas (Magalia, CA)

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