Thursday, June 12, 2008

Flowers everywhere!

I love this time of year. There are new things blooming all the time. I thought I would show you a few of the flowers that are blooming in our back yard right now.
This is a flowering shrub, called Wine and Roses Weigela. You can see it's full size in the picture on the bottom of this post.
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This is called a Gaillardia or blanket flower. It's a perennial that flowers for most of the summer.
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These Siberian Iris are almost done blooming for the year. We have groupings of them in a few different spots and always enjoy them.
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Here are a few peonies. This white one shows up nicely in our shady flower bed.
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And - isn't this bright pink one pretty?
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Here's one corner of the back yard. You can see the Iris, Weigela and white peony here. It's so peaceful to look out the window and see the flowers blooming.
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"The earth laughs in flowers"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to see more flowers and gardens, stop over at The Preachers Wife. She is having a garden tour today.

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35 comments:

Nancy said...

Your flowers are beautiful, I planted the seeds (cosmos) Laura gave me and they are coming up. I love all the beauty this time of year too.

Joanne said...

Mari,

Your yard is just beautiful. I love those blanket flowers. I had some a few years ago. Those peonies are gorgeous!

Did you know that "The Preachers Wife" is having a garden tour tomorrow? You should link up this post to it.

Hope you are doing well...and thanks so much for your prayers Mari.

LeslieW. said...

Gorgeous! I have to show those to Kane! He loves flowers and those are really beautiful. I wish my flowers looked like that but a plumbers sink always leaks! My yard is the last to be done.

Erin said...

What a great view!

Shelly said...

The flowers are great! The fact that you know the names of them too is quite amazing!

Colored With Memories said...

Beautiful tour! I wonder if we can find "blanket flower" here in Texas!?! It's gorgeous!

Cherdecor said...

Your flowers are so pretty and I love the little guy who is in your garden!
You have never introduced him to us before. He is a cute one! I have a little girl in my gardens.

Patti VZ said...

Gorgeous flowers, Mari! You have quite the green thumb! I wish I had a view like that rather than my sand lot! :)

Diane said...

Since we've had all this rain, my irises are gone and the peonies are almost gone - especially the white ones. I have a light pink and dark pink too - the dark pink lasts the longest it seems.

Very pretty grouping!! I'm impressed! Maybe you should come over and help me!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! Seeing everyone's beatiful gardens make me wish I had taken the time to plant something this year!

jamie in rose cottage said...

I'm so hoping my peonies bloom this year, but I think I may just have to be patient. Yours are beautiful! I've been wanting to plant one of those wine & roses wiegelas, too!

THE ROOST said...

The flowers are beautiful!!! I especially love the peonies! Thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

They're beautiful. I like the ones with yellow and a bit of red.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Beautiful peonies! I bet it smells as good as it looks out there. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Nancy said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Thanks for brightening up my day!

Dena said...

i love peonies - they are some of my faves - we don't have them down here though

Lisa a.k.a. The Preacher's Wife said...

I LOVE your peonies.....one of my favorites that I don't yet have any of!

Thanks so much for showing us your corner of the world...it's a pretty one!

Beth said...

Very nice! And you even know names for your flowers :-)

Sheryl said...

Wow, very beautiful. As I told someone else already..since I'm not able to get out and do my own gardens this year I am loving the tour. Thanks for sharing.!
-Sheryl

Tina said...

Oh my word. You have such a beautiful garden. You garden as well as Kitty, the character in my book! I am inspired!

linda said...

All of your flowers are beautiful! You have such a green thumb!

We have things in common...I too am a Christian...and a nurse!

Renee' said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

tns said...

What beautiful color you have in your garden. It looks so refreshing.

Elena said...

Just beautiful. You have some of my favorite flowers!

Cheri said...

They are beautiful. I love that back corner of your yard!

Bonnie said...

The purple flowers are STUNNING !!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, how lovely! The peonies remind me so much of my childhood home...we had pink ones and white ones, and I just adored them. What a beautiful spot for you to relax and enjoy!

Mary said...

Mari,

Your flowers are beautiful. I love blanket flower. I had so many last year but haven't seen a sign of them yet this year. I thought they would reseed themselves. They always have before. Maybe our harsh winter killed the seeds. I will have to see if I can find some at one of the garden centers.

I have peonies, roses and clematis blooming. My mini carnations are just finishing. My beds are pretty bare this year as I've had no time to plant my annuals. I really must get it done.

Thanks for your prayers for Brandon. I appreciate it so much and so does he.

Blessings,
Mary

Runningamuck said...

The shot of your corner is fabulous! Can you come to my house and recreate it?! I sooo want that "depth", all those different shades of green with a few other colors "tossed" in. Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

And all your blooms are breathtaking.

Serious, come by anytime and take charge of my yard!

AlaneM said...

Mari, your yard is beautiful, I especially love the wine & roses whatever-it's-called.
Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Your flowers are lovely! Irises are one of my favorites.

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous Flowers!

Jennifer said...

You have some different flowers than we do down here. I LOVE and adore peonies!!! The blanket flower reminds me of a sunflower, which I DO have, growing in my front beds.

Lovely yard!!!

mamachristina said...

Oh how beautiful. I am looking for a shade loving perenial that gets bushy and beautiful.

Lynn said...

Just beautiful...