Yesterday I got a chance to go outside with my camera and capture what is going on in my garden. It’s terribly exciting!

First of all, do you see this:

It’s a rosebud! One of three on the plant. So early in the season is really astonishing. It means that (relatively) soon, I’ll have sweet perfume again.

My Japanese Anemone made it through the winter and is blooming happily:

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But this, THIS, is really exciting:

Those are BUDS on my Lilac bush. I thought my lilac dream was a goner, but no! We have hope once again!

My ivy plants are blooming:

and so are the tulips (a legacy from the previous owners):

It’s an exciting, colorful, time in the garden. It feels great.

PhotoHunt: Surprise!

We’ve had two waves of gorgeous roses this summer and thought the blooming time was over. But last week, five more buds appeared.

At this time of year, J’s ever-blooming gift to me is doing just that: blooming. Here’s some pictures:

roses and lillies

roses and lilies

The lilies are on their 3rd year, the roses on their 2nd.

What is astonishing to me is that this:

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turned into this, a few days later:

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The flame sort of mellowed into a pink (and the rose faded further over the next day so it was a cream with pale pink edges just before it died). Even more astonishing, the same plant produced this:

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Here’s a picture of the whole grouping:

DSCN3421I have no idea what the purple flowered plant is in the lower left hand corner. I know I planted it, but I didn’t keep track. It’s HUGE (5 ft tall) and the flowers look like this, close up:

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The little white flowers are my lovely Alyssium:

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I love my flower garden!