Sunday, June 29, 2008

More flowers

This time of year it seems like something new is blooming every week. Here's some of the newest blooms in our gardens.
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This is an Oak Leaf Hydrangea. The flower heads aren't as ball shaped as regular hydrangea's and they flower for quite a while. This bush looks nice even in the winter, because the woody part of it has a nice shape. The branches and stems are very twisted, so are interesting to look at.
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The climbing roses on the arbor are starting to open up. We wish they would fill in more, but it's a start!
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Here's a closeup of those roses. Aren't they pretty?
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These are Stella D'oro day lilies. They flower for quite a while, and make this a cheery place to sit!

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21 comments:

PinkDaisyGirl said...

I love your arbor and your day lilies. They remind me of some orange ones we had in New Jersey, but they must have been a different variety. Your yard looks like a peaceful place to hang out and have a cup of coffee (with a Starbuck's mug of course!).

~ Kayren

Shelly said...

Mari, those flowers and your yard is very nice/beautiful! It would be nice just relaxing in the yard. I have a yard like that too. I have noticed those same oro lilies in my yard and some roses and other things popping out too.

Nancy said...

Your flowers are very pretty, & the bench is inviting but I bet the mosquitos will eat you alive at certain times of the day. This year they are horrible!!

Pat said...

Your yard looks so inviting - it's just lovely. I've never heard of an Oak Leaf Hydrangea - how pretty!

Bonnie said...

I think I've told you this before but I looooooooooooove your garden !!!

I'm Sadie said...

What gorgeous flowers and I love your yard! You did an amazing job!

Lynn said...

Just lovely, Mari! You have done such a wonderful job of making your house a home. It looks so inviting.

linda said...

Your yard is gorgeous...I'm glad your taking time to enjoy it! I so love being out in the yard...it's just so dang hot this time of year. I rarely go out.

Take care and have a great week!

A Stone Gatherer said...

You have such a beautiful flower garden Mari! I sure wish I had your touch!

Cherdecor said...

I LOVE your rose arbor. The color really shows off the color of the roses.

I like lilies too but that bench is just the best! It is so pretty up against the backdrop of those evergreen trees. The bench with the lilies would make a pretty picture for the front of a card.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea....we have been seeing that bush around and liked it but didn't know the name! Thanks for posting it.

Rebekah said...

beautiful rose. I like the oak leaf hydrangea too. I may have to see if I can find me one

Cheri said...

I have always loved your arbor.
It must be nice to have a builder around!

Terri said...

It really does look so pretty back there. I love the roses - mine are open too!

Renee said...

I am jealous of your arbor! I soo want one - with flowers spilling all over it! Everything looks sooo green and beautiful Mari! Sweet blessings!
Renee

Annie said...

I need you to come do my garden!!!

Earen said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing those pictures with us.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

you have a very gorgeous garden!

arlene,
Bainbridge Island florist

Amy said...

Your yard is lovely!

mamachristina said...

I love your gardening style. Your home looks relaxing much more on the outside than the inside right now. haha

AlaneM said...

You have such a beautiful yard - how do you find the time to keep it looking so great?

Laura said...

So pretty! I hope my yard looks like Dad's does someday!