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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Today's Flowers: Usual suspects

These are some shots I took this week around my house.
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Nothing new but some fading flowers like the hydrangea below and the fairy aster above which is a late bloomer.
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The fairy asters usually don't bloom until the end of summer but I had some bloom early this year.
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I'm glad there are still some starting with later blooms since I was afraid they'd be spent by now due to the earlier than normal ones.
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There are still quite a few rose of sharon in bloom.
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I've been posting a lot of the same flowers lately but they are what I have readily available to shoot in my yard.
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The rose of sharon in the next shot volunteered up through my hydrangea bush.
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15 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you Carver, this is a wonderful selection of photos and a sweet variety of pretty blooms.

Carletta said...

I think Fairy Aster is such a sweet name. It's lovely seeing your Rose of Sharon blooms. Mine have all gone and many leaves have already dropped.
Love those intricate patterns of the decayed hydrangea leaves - nature is amazing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I am falling more and more in love with the Rose of Sharon. And I've noticed the hydrangeas around here, like yours still beautiful in all their fading glory!

lotusleaf said...

Your Rose of Sharon is very pretty.Mine has decided to sleep :(

Luna Miranda said...

i wonder if the rose of sharon is the same as hibiscus--they look the same.

i love asters.:p

ewok1993 said...

You have a beautiful garden. You will never lack a post for this meme.

Modern Mom said...

Your blooms are gorgeous.

Pink and White Lantana

Rajesh said...

You have beautiful flowers around your house.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver,
You prepared a beautiful set of images, flower to light our day here, thanks so much!
Hugs and I wish you a nice week ahead,
Léia

Mama Zen said...

These are very pretty!

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures!
Actually you have many flowers in your garden I grow here in Toronto as well.
It is fall and flower fade away but the colours of the leaves are beautiful.

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting.To answer the question, rose of sharon is the common name for the variety of hibiscus in my photographs. This type of hibiscus has much smaller flowers than some hibiscus but it comes back outside in my climate while the tropical varieties aren't as hardy where I live.

chubskulit said...

Such lovely garden you have.

Visiting from Today's flower. Come and see my Rose

Krishna said...

Beautiful collection

thanks

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely, Carter. You may be right that the asters on my blog are fairy asters too. ;)