Thursday, July 14, 2011

flowers of early summer

 Peonies are one of my favorite all time flowers.
 Salsify blooms in the vegetable garden
Lizianthus is a wonderfully easy perennial.
 Oriental poppies are a bright splash of color
 Bearded iris is tropical looking.
Poppies, poppies everywhere, they are like a weed in my garden.
 I love them and let them grow in many places.
 I have loads of comfrey, and the bumblebees love them.
 I've had all my peonies since I was in my early 20's.
 Lavender smells divine, and the bees love it.
 Coral bells are small and dainty pink.
 Siberian iris's are exquisite.
Foxglove is a wildflower here in the NW, I don't plant it, it just comes up everywhere.  I have literally hundreds of them this time of year that are growing all over the property.

I took all or these pictures one day at the end of June, and have been wanting to share them.  I have some new flowers blooming out in the garden now, roses, delphiniums, nasturtiums and more.  I'll take more pic's as soon as the sun comes out, we've been having rainy cool days this week.  Many flowers like the rain and cool weather, and when the sun gets too hot many of them can't take it and wilt.  As the season progresses I will have more flowers blooming with the warm red and yellow colors.  The early season I have more pink and purple blooms.


Sarah Rachele said...

So pretty! I love peonies too. :)

Shonya said...

Beautiful!! Both the flowers and the photography!

jdmsmith said...

I love all your flowers. Peonies are the best. Your farm is wonderful and I am so glad to have found your site! Thanks for all you share.

Nancy from the Weathered Pane said...

I loved all your photos! We grow most of the same flowers. My peony just started blooming last week. This is my first visit to your blog. I'm going to read a little further and see what other gems I find. :) nancy