Monday, January 23, 2012

Where has a week gone? Blooms ~ lots of pictures

Good morning Folks,

Well, it’s Monday morning here in s.e. FL.  I hope you all had a great weekend. I planted some seeds yesterday, repotted a rose and moved it into the main garden. Last week I worked in the secret garden and in the main gardens, and it felt great working in them. I even got a scrape and bruise down my right shin bone, front of leg when a piece of decorative cement fell over and scraped down the leg. OUCH!  At least I had my long jeans on, but it sure hurt like crazy. It’s much better today. I’m going to try to stress less this year, go with the flow, and not be too envious of all the beautiful gardens I see on the internet. I’ve more seeds to plant, and cuttings to take, that I hope will root.

Oh yea, yesterday while out in the main garden taking pictures, I looked at a vine I’ve been watching as I noticed it had buds on it.  I thought it was going to have purple morning glory type blooms, but instead these are tiny little that smell like honeysuckle, at least that was my interpretation of the scent.  What a pleasant surprise as I love sweet scents in the garden.  I’ll show some pictures in the next post in hopes that someone in garden land will be able to identify it.

These pictures were taken over the last 3-4 days.

Four o’clocks.

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Dainty Bess

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Louis Philippe

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Love ~ The first two pics were without the sun hitting the bloom. I then walked away, and a little bit later turned around and the sunlight hitting the bloom made me take another couple of pics.

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Plumbago

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Blue Sage

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Spiderwort

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Phyllis bide from bud to open bloom.

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Kathleen

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La Marne

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Louis Philippe

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Mm. Laurette Messimy

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It’s time to fix us some breakfast.

Hope you all have a great week.

FlowerLady

9 comments:

Catsngrams said...

What beautiful pictures. Especially since we have cold snow and rain here in the states. They are wonderful. I love roses but cannot get them to grow. No patience I guess. I will just enjoy your but could you add some smells to those beautiful pics?

Kathy said...

Enchanting garden you have there! I can't wait to get out into mine - it is a grey-rainy day today - so indoors I stay! Thanks for sharing your lovely blooms - hope you have a wonderful week,
Kathy

organicgardendreams said...

Dear FlowerLady, sorry to read that you hurt your shin bone and I hope that the bruise is not too painful anymore! Trying to stress less is a wonderful resolution for this year, which I could adopt from you right away :-)! Now to your photos: They are absolutely wonderful! I especially love Louis Philippe and Kathleen. The stamens of the latter are just too pretty! Happy gardening and have a great week!
Christina

mary_smith said...

WOW!!! Beautiful blooms. I need to plant more flowers.

Lona said...

What gorgeous roses. It is wonderful to look at yours through the winter months. I love Plumbago with its powder blue blooms. That is the second time I have saw the sage on a blog posting. I just love the blue blooms with the new variegated growths. I am going to have to find some seed and try to grow it. So pretty.

L. D. Burgus said...

The flowers are all looking so wonderful. I have some favorites among them but I like them all.

HolleyGarden said...

Gorgeous! I love all your roses, but those pics of Phyllis Bide are stunning! What a beauty!

janine said...

Just beautiful pictures! I especially love Louis Philippe balls! You caught a perfect picture of one! I just shove my nose in there...mmmm like apples...I love that scent! What is the name on the Apricot bud series you have...She's very pretty? janine

janine said...

OOOps...I see it now! Thanks for sharing! janine