Monday, May 25, 2009

A PERFECT MEMORIAL DAY MORNING

The morning couldn't have been more perfect. A wonderful coolness in the air and the garden refreshed from a little rain and a cool night. 

The spring flowers linger beyond their time.

It's time for the summer flowers,  Agapanthus.......

..... and sky blue flax Linnium perenne.

The Mandevilla boliviensis vine on the trellis, wintered over in the warmth of the house.

The common native cosmos, Cosmos sulphurous. Guaranteed to put in an appearance every year. The goldfinches have a feast on the seeds in the fall. It comes in shades of yellow and orange.

Gazanias galore. Here in front of bat faced cuphea.
Now if only the day would stay this way. 

8 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! Thanks for the treat.

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  2. I love the textures and colors in your garden. I hope your day was a special one.

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  3. I sowed a lot of the orange cosmos this year. I'm partial to pink and purple in the garden, but I adore that cosmos after my first experience with it last year!

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  4. That is just beautiful hun, thanks for sharing. Have a great day~ Brooke

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  5. Iris, walk 2 write, Robin and Brooke,
    It is such a relief when the spring flowers fade to find you still have some plants coming into flower. I had agapanthus in pots and when I divided them I put some in the ground, just to see. This year they are flowering profusely.

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  6. Hi RR.
    That last shot of the Gazanias is smashing! I always see so many plants that I want whenever I visit your blog. They remind me of those sycamore seeds we used to throw up in the air as kids and watch them helecopter down.
    ESP.

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  7. Gorgeous shots! I love all of the plants blooming in the cracks between the stones.

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  8. so colourful. how wonderful. that blue flax is especially pretty.
    irena

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