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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Today's Flowers: Red, White, Blue flowers for July 4

I thought I'd let my flowers represent that United States flag (at least in terms of colors) since today is our Independence Day.
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I have a fair amount of flowers in bloom that fall into the theme of red, white, and or blue.
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I started with a gerbera daisy, then Rose of Sharon and below is a hydrangea bush.
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Below is another gerbera daisy.
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Next are some small white morning glories that grow near the daisies.
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Below is another one of my hydrangeas. It began as a baby I transplanted from my initial hydrangea and it's a big bush of its own now. The white puffy flowers on the right of the bush are Queen Anne's Lace.
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The rose of sharon below has red and white in its blossom. I like that variety.
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The hydrangea below has already put out another baby big enough to transplant but I'm not sure I'll divide it again.
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The white yarrow is growing through the honeysuckle. It's kind of hard to see the feathery yarrow leaves as the honeysuckle leaves are dominating.
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My crepe myrtle below is very red in certain light and more of a pink shade in the evening light.
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The clouds and sky end up making the crepe myrtle photos into a flag of its own with red, white, and blue.
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The queen anne's lace above is a favorite volunteer in my garden although some places I don't let it have its way or it would choke everything else out.
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I can't resist throwing in some extra crepe myrtle shots as I photograph it a lot when it's in bloom.
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21 comments:

Carletta said...

Lovely shots Carver!
Your Queen Anne's Lace shot by itself is like an exploding firework to go with your red,white, and blue theme.:)
Happy 4th!

Rosie @ Centre of Interest said...

Fabulous choices to mark the special day Carver

lina@women's perspectives said...

Very lovely flowers, Carver :)

Anonymous said...

different kind of flowers.congrats
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Indrani said...

You have such an amazing series of shots... so pleasing to eyes.
LOVELY!!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Happy Independence Day, Carver! These are gorgeous.

EG Wow said...

Well, aren't you the clever one with your red, white and blue flowers? Nicely done! I hope you are having a great 4th of July!

eileeninmd said...

Carver, I love your red, white and blue flowers. Perfect for the 4th of July! Have a great day!

Lui said...

Great red, white and blue! Happy 4th of July!

guild-rez said...

Very, very pretty flowers and great pictures!!
Have a wonderful day,
Gisela

Laerte Pupo said...

Very nice post in red, white, and blue.
And have a Happy 4th.

ramblingwoods said...

Lovely floral tribute for the 4th Carver...

AL said...

Very nationalistic display of flowers! My favorite is the white one, second photo.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Myrtles, morning glories and daisies and hydras ... great floral emblem of Red White and Blue.

mommanator said...

what great shots of your lovely garden and ya made a theme of it too, You are so clever!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweet Carver
Your flowers are adorable!
Great set of pictures!
hugs
Léia

Arija said...

A wonderful collection for independence day indeed.
Great colour on the second blue hydrangea. A splendid flower post.

Mar said...

Those are beautiful, Carver! what a lovely idea for the 4th of July, hope you are enjoying the long weekend.

Love your new template!

Andree said...

Oh no. The only flower I knew was the morning glory, which I've tried to grow my entire life and it never grows. Garden flowers are so colorful! I think you did a marvelous thing with the red/white/blue theme!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Wonderful post for all your flowers on the fourth, great minds think alike.

Starnitesky said...

I love your red, white and blue theme!