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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today's Flowers: Hibiscus and Morning Glories

double hibiscus 2009 July
I like the way some of my hibiscus (rose of sharon) almost look like a double flower because they are growing so close together.
tall hibiscus july 2009
Some of the rose of sharon (taxonomy is Hibiscus syriacus) are so tall they are trying to compete with the trees.
double hibiscus and bud
I have been enjoying the different shades of morning glories. Last week I showed you my white ones and I'm frequently posting purple ones. Today I thought I'd show me my light blue ones.
morning glory 2009 July
If the photograph sizing is funky for this post, I'm playing around with different hosting sites. I'm trying to stay within the free storage for photographs and that means I need to start using another hosting site before I use up the free space on picsa. There may be a few kinks at first since I have a rather slow learning curve. However, I hope it works because I like photbucket so far and they give you enough free storage space to keep my blogs going after I use up the free picsa space.
morning glory 2nd 2009 July

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21 comments:

Nicole said...

Oh, they look lovely!
I only managed to get a few blue ones and many dark purple.
But I got some seeds already for next year and learned a few things of what they like and what not.

I bet your garden smells wonderful with all these blossoms :)

Leora said...

Our Rose of Sharon is beginning to bloom, too. I really like your second photo.

Good luck with the experimentation on photo hosting. I pay for my own site, so I get unlimited space.

I hope to put up some flowers soon - I've missed doing Today's Flowers, because life has just been too busy on Sundays here.

RuneE said...

The flowers looks nice enough from here! Even VERY nice :-)

VALKYRIEN said...

What a wonder of a garden you must have! And I didn't know the blue ones name before now! Lovely name and beautiful flowers! And great shots!

Denise said...

Gorgeous flowers, the Rose of Sharon is wonderful and I enjoyed reading about it on the link. Thank you for that. Your Morning Glories contrast very nicely. Beautiful colors in both. Thank you for sharing them.

Naturegirl said...

Love love the morning glories! I have them in my garden too!!
Also the same colored rose of Sharon!! YEH...they are blooming!!

Pacey said...

The hibiscus' simplicity is really beautiful, I also have one on my post now only of different color. Have a great week!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Both flowers are quite beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

These are very beautiful, Carver.

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I have been away with limited or no Internet access. I'd be better off with Morse Code.... So I haven't been around too much. But thanks.

napaboaniya said...

I used to have morning glory running all over my fence during my younger days. An old neighbor always use them for food coloring on her cakes :)

Amanda Moore said...

Gorgeous shapes and colors Carver love them both.

Regina said...

Beautiful captures!

Grace Olsson said...

hej dear

can I saw a reality?yoiur shot are very very romantic...like it so much.,
nice week
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Arija said...

Beautiful photos of both flwers. I love the delicate blue of the Morning Glory.

Prospero said...

Your Hibiscus are lovely. So is you light blue morning glory. Around here, they are sometimes a curse ( a beautiful curse as they can strangle surrounding plants with their vigorous, lethal climbing).

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I envy your rose of Sharon. Mine are extra slow this year - too cool and not enough sun.

Oh, I didn't know we could run out of photo space!

Ascender Rises Above said...

some gorgeous pastels! isnt it odd how some seasons you get one color and another spring something different. this year i am enjoying the lupin which seems to be rising from the dead; though a salad for the aphids!

EastCoastLife said...

The Rose of Sharon would look lovely in my garden! Love the pink.

prinsesamusang said...

i like the color of that hibiscus. very lovely and calming.

lissa said...

love those blue morning glory shots, I'm always a sucker for those

Ayie said...

the hibiscu is pretty!