Friday, June 10, 2011

A Beautiful Day in My Garden

Hello Everyone,

The past few days have been quite hot and sunny, just like I like it to be. So I took the opportunity to photograph some of my beautiful flowers that have just begun to bloom.

Come take a peek with me...


A gorgeous peony.


Pink geranium. You will see that pink is a theme in my garden. It is definitely my favorite color, all shades!


Another pink peony.


Baptisia Australis or Blue False Indigo.


White Iris.


White Peony.


Can anyone help me with the above? It is a flowering shrub, we planted it about 12 years ago and I can't remember what it is called. Any help would be appreciated.


Isn't this photo cool? If you click on it you can actually see the spiderweb.


Purple iris.


Another beautiful peony.


White Peony.

I hope you enjoyed my garden! I just love this time of year!

Until Next Time...

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28 comments:

Exchange Hosting Service said...

Lovely images!

Jane said...

Jackie, I think it's a Kalmia, a mountain laurel. Beautiful pictures! You must have a gorgeous garden. Surely you don't have time to take care of it and do all your quilting, do you?

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Peonies are so pretty but I wish they weren't so top heavy. Ours have already bloomed out. I love the little pink geranium too.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I think it is Mountain Laurel too. I have it growing wild on the edge of our woods.
Beautiful flowers, love the pink! Where is your False Indigo planted? I have not had any luck with it and want to give it another try.

Deb said...

I've always loved reading about your fabric and seeing your quilts, so it's neat to see your beautiful flowers today. You should join in MsGreen Thumb Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday every week and show your pictures as new flowers bloom. Mine for this week are here:
http://girottifamily.typepad.com/mountain_musings/2011/06/bloomin.html

Tina said...

Gorgeous flowers! Mountain Laurel is the state flower of Connecticut, so maybe that's why you bought it.

Terry said...

Your flowers are beautiful! My peonies are done already, and so are most of my iris. They seemed to come and go so quickly this year.

karenfae said...

pretty flowers, most that you have that I have are done and gone about a month ago already! I wish my peonies would have lasted longer and would have had more of them, they didn't do well this year.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sally said...

Beautiful shots of your garden! Thanks for sharing. What kind of camera do you have that takes such great photos?

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I don'tknow what it is...but it's gorgeous...send a pic to a garden center on line...all the flowers are beautiful.ours are still in bud nere....iris is about ready to open...I moved my peony earlier this year...set them back..I hope they survive..had them for a long time...hate moving things...nice pics

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This is why Spring is my favorite time of year. I love to see all the flowers in bloom. Thanks for the beautiful eye candy.

♥Duff said...

peonies are my one of my favorites so yes, thank you for posting photos of your blooming garden--you've lifted my rain-soaked grey morning!

Tina D said...

Jackie,
Pretty sure it's mountain laurel, state flower of Pennsylvania as well as Connecticut... thus linking past and present!

Exuberant Color said...

Beautiful flowers!! My peonies are just about done so it's good to see some fresh ones. Perennials are wonderful. Plant and enjoy for years.

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful! My peonies are still buds. Very cool photo with the spider. I received my package from you. Thanks!! Have a good weekend!

Scrapycandy said...

Azalea? My peonies never bloom until late summer...yours are so pretty!

harleywife57 said...

GORGEOUS !! love the pinks and whites !! my orange poppies did not do well this year ; when they started blooming it got rainy & windy for many days and they all pooped out . I don't know what your mystery bush is !

Anya said...

Mountain laurel...the state flower of Pennsylvania and I believe, Connecticut.

Candace said...

Gorgeous garden, Jackie! Your plant is a mountain laurel - I believe the pink versions are more rare than the white. We have one that bloomed profusely last year and not at all this year! I can imagine how much inspiration you must get from your lovely flowers!
Cheers!

Loretta said...

Oh my word...your garden is gorgeous. I love, love, love peonies and irises. I can't seem to grow either.

Cathi said...

Your garden is beautiful!! You have some of my favourite flowers -- the peonies being at the top of the list! It must be heavenly walking past the peony bushes and inhaling that gorgeous scent!

Ali Honey said...

Yes it is a kalmia. I have a darker pink one. I love the way the buds look like they have been made with a icing forcer.

Cathy said...

Jackie your garden is a treasure thanks for sharing these divine pics. xo

Bec said...

Jackie, Are you serious???? They are all spectacular! Simply stunning.. xx I wanna see some big shots.. of your garden view from you windows. I bet it looks amazing xx Happy Sewing xx

Army Wife Quilter said...

the flowers are lovely. i am jealous

Kim said...

Yes I agree with the others.....mountain laurel....love the little cups in the blooms....your gardens are looking fantastic! thank goodness that heat went away so all the blooms can last longer :0)

Happy Sewing

mary e said...

i've kinda neglected my love of gardening for quilting and hoarding fabric. when i read your post and saw your ? on the flower, my first thought was mountain laurel. yeah!, i still remember a little of my gardening years. my gardens are also full of pinks and greens and so are my fabric bins.

trudys_person said...

I'm glad to learn the name of the mountain laurel - there is one in full bloom in front of my yoga studio (North Vancouver, BC) and I've never seen it before. Very pretty! Thanks!

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