Monday, May 10, 2010

My World - Flowers at home

Pincushion bloom and buds
Our flowers have really been blooming. Azaleas, daffodils and lilacs have come and gone. Rhododendrons are in full bloom, even with the loss of some branches to the snow. And the iris are blooming one color after another.

Rhododendron

Iris

But we could not stop with those, so we made several trips to Stadler's, Dutch Farm, Home Depot, Wal-mart, etc. and bought hosta, hibiscus, impatiens (2 kinds, 4 colors), coreopsis, gerbera daisies and geraniums. Marianne wanted lots of color and has long wanted hosta around one of the trees, so we have been digging and planting the past few days. We still have a few more of the bushes to put in the ground, but we definitely have more color in the yard.

Gerbera daisy

New Guinea impatiens under the window

New Guinea impatiens closeup

7 comments:

quilly said...

I love your flowers! Yesterday I diligently worked to transform a weed patch into a plot for flowers. Today I spent the day blowing my nose. I momentarily forgot that I am allergic to outside!

Luna said...

gorgeous blooms. thanks for sharing your world.

Jo said...

Beautiful images of beautiful blooms, Lew. The first one that you call Pincushion is similar to our Scabiosa in South Africa. I enjoyed visiting your blog. I'll be back.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers and blooms, Lew! The impatiens are one of my favorites.

Regina said...

Delightful and gorgeous world!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers! And such beautiful colors! And your photos are superb as always. What a delight to be surrounded by so much colorful beauty! Great way to start your day! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Jules said...

Wow! I really enjoy starring at your photos. Lovely flowers, i like. =D

Jules
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