Monday, July 14, 2014

The Colors of Summer

Hibiscus

Astilbe

 Daisies

Daylily


Hibiscus

 Daylily

Daylily
 
Spirea

Cone Flower
 
The garden is especially beautiful this year,
even without my beloved Hydrangeas.
This past winter was too harsh for them, so this year,
they will not be blooming.
They are alive and very healthy looking, just no flowers.

What's blooming in your garden??
I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful colors of summer!!
 

27 comments:

Adrienne said...

So pretty - I especially love the cone flower!!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Um...and when did you start work as a National Geographic photographer? Fab pix!
My hydrangeas didn't make it thru the winter, either. They just turned to sticks and keeled over. Fat green bush this year.

How ya feeling?

Greatfull Dazee said...

Love your flowers, the day Lillie's are my favorites! Your photos are gorgeous! Our roses suffered from the harsh winter and had to be cut way back. Summer is here in southwest Missouri and my flowers are baking in this heat. The looked good a couple of weeks ago but are lacking in new blooms. Keep those gorgeous photos coming Debbie, it is a joy to read your blog!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your garden flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful! just crape myrtles blooming here right now and a few wild petunias. hot and dry again.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Beautiful flowers!

Michelle said...

All so beautiful! The coneflower is my favorite!

Sally said...

Beautiful! I love the daisies the most, I think! :)

Kathy McB said...

Beautiful, vibrant colors! A feast for the eyes.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Soooo pretty! I love the pinkish peachy color of that day lily. So fresh looking.

Farm Girl said...

I don't have anything a pretty as your garden right now, though the zinnias are looking pretty good. Your Flowers are spectacular this year. Not to mention you photos are just incredible today. I love your garden.

Marissa Napier said...

The colors are so beautiful and vibrant! This past winter killed my butterfly bushes. It was just too much for them.

Gail Dixon said...

What a day brightener! Seeing all these healthy, colorful blooms. My lantana has taken off like a wild beast, but my gardenias are not blooming...maybe it was the harsh winter. And my crape myrtles are blooming so profusely that it's weighing down the branches.

Ida said...

Oh-la-la your flowers are colorful. The day lilies are especially pretty.
Here it's so HOT the flowers are starting to melt.

Brian King said...

These are gorgeous, Debbie! I really like the third and last shots!

Nicki said...

very, very pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, your flowers are all beautiful. I love the lilies, daisies and the gorgeous hibiscus.. This past winter has done a number on some of our plants too. I am worried about our Crepe Myrtle. Lovely photos, enjoy your week!

Angie said...

Beautiful, a great variety of colors!

Lisa Gordon said...

Just beautiful, Debbie!
It looks like you are right about where we are bloom-wise, except for the hibiscus. Ours never bloom until August.

Buttons said...

WOW WOW WOW so incredibly beautiful well done. Hug B

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautiful! I'm still waiting for a couple of these to bloom. My hydrangeas at home didn't weather well, this year, either. But we cut our hydrangeas in Vermont almost to the ground last fall, and they're going nuts - who knew? Your garden looks as though it's doing great!

LeAnn said...

I am enjoying all the beautiful colors of your flower garden. I don't have much to show. It has been a bad year for putting flowers in this year. Last year we when we had the yard trimmed and cleaned they pulled up all of the flowers that will come up yearly. I enjoyed these pictures and the bees on the flowers were an added touch of beauty.
Blessings for brightening my day!

Lady Lilith said...

Nice. Summer is full of wonderful colors.

DIMI said...

Such beautiful flowers and very preety colours Debbie!!I like the hibiscus!!Wonderful pictures!
Dimi...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your flowers are beautiful! So far, in spite of the MO heat, the flowers are looking good except for a couple of knockout roses that died. I can't quite figure out what happened to them.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful colors of summer!
kisses

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh, what should i pick as my fav? i love the hibiscus or the cone flower. so pretty!! always a fan of the day lilies - so many colors. what a gorgeous flower post. ( :