Sunday, April 25, 2010

Today's Flowers: Intoxicated on flowers

I sometimes feel intoxicated by the blooms in my garden. There is something new to see and smell daily.
I was thrilled to spot my first red roses in bloom. There is a long ways to go before they form a red wall but I am seeing the first signs.
There are about 5 red roses that opened over the past few days and a zillion of tiny red buds holding the promise of things to come.
The very first red roses I spotted from a distance made me suspect there were cardinals in the rose briers.
Then I walked into my garden and the closer I got, it became clear that I had some early blooms.
I look forward to when they are a mass of blooms but I'm enjoying the early ones now.
I am also spotting more iris each time I wander through my back garden.
I love the mix of colors on the iris. They are so appealing to me.
Most of the camellias have already started to drop but I have a few that are in full bloom still.
I am also starting to get blooms in what I call my bathroom garden. I planted the area with a wild flower mix after the bathroom remodeling guys (about 8 years ago) killed an area by throwing old fixtures on it. They carted the fixtures off and then I planted seeds.
I am enjoying the flowers on my deck wall. I like the way they form a wall of white with orange centers.
I particularly like the pattern the orange forms inside the white. Nature is a great designer.
My storage building roses are blooming like crazy with new blooms daily.
I often say that I may not live in a rose covered cottage but I have a rose covered storage building to make up for it.
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Squirrel said...

Nature certainly is a great designer. Love your captures as always.


eileeninmd said...

Carver, you must have a lovely enjoy. Gorgeous roses and flowers. You will have to post that wall of roses when they all bloom. Sounds just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
E. E. Cummings quote

Great pictures!!
I have to wait until May:(

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: You have so many wonderful flowers blooming.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your yard sure is gorgeous!

Nance said...

I can't wait to see a pic of your wall of roses! Bet that they will perfume the air and very lovely to look at!

Daniela said...

Lovely flowers, your closeups are beautiful.

Ebie said...

Lovely garden. I wish I could put all the scent in a bottle and enjoy the aroma forever!

Looking forward to your wall or roses!

stephany said...

So many gorgeous flowers in your garden! Great captures, Carver. Is the last rose a Joseph's Coat?

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting and to answer the question about the last rose, I think it's Sutter's Gold but I didn't save the tag. I planted it over 10 years ago. When I looked up Joseph's Coat it does look a lot like mine so I'm not sure now.

Laura said...

absolutely beautiful blossoms!

Mirage said...

So many beautiful blossoms you've tended too! What a green thumb! I imagine the red wall...hmmm a sort of hidden paradise...the iris is pretty but the white delicate rose is a darling!

Anna said...

awesome flower garden!

eden said...

Those are gorgeous blooms. Stunning images.

SandyCarlson said...

The rose is exquisite. All these flowers are beautiful.

Rambling Woods said... have so much color and it was nice to visit on a gray day here..

Al said...

Elegant series of flowers! I love all of them! said...

Sorry..I dont know to say you, honestly...what the shot is the best...with doubt..I take all with me...

Anonymous said...

Your assorted of blooms in your garden is wonderful! All of them looking beautiful and colorful adding life! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Lucky girl! Oh gosh, those flowers are wonderful.It's a dream for me to walk in so perfect garden!
Have a great week dear Carver

MaR said...

What a lovely intoxication, Carver!!!

DeniseinVA said...

The deep red in your roses is my most favorite color. I just love it and I love all the other photos you've shared with us today. Thank you, I know you are going to enjoy your beautiful garden in the weeks ahead.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful garden you have, all of the blooms are gorgeous. I really enjoyed seeing the roses, mine haven't even formed buds yet.

Dee said...

Carver, I love your new banner - and you certainly have lots of blooms blooming! Pretty! I like the one with the orange center - Nature is indeed a great designer! And irises are my favorite. Can't wait for mine to bloom!

Johnny Nutcase said...

wow, so many flowers - lucky you! i love that first rose one and the maroon colored iris- how beautiful (well, they all are!). great shots, i bet it smells soooo good out there!

Regina said...

Love your roses (fabulous)! Your series is lovely. Well, mine are up and it's just Saturday morning here! lol
Have a wonderful day, Regina-