Sunday, May 09, 2010

Today's Flowers: Full blooms and forming blooms

This has been a beautiful spring in my part of North Carolina.
All of the photographs in this post were taking in my garden this week.
My garden has lots of roses and each day new ones are blooming for me.
The rose above is from a tea rose bush I planted 20 years ago and is the first that I planted in my garden. At this point the part of my garden where it grows is in shade although that wasn't the case when I planted it. I haven't moved it to join the others that get more sun, because it seems to do well where it is.
My lavender is beginning to bloom earlier than usual and I noticed the scent first before walking over to the plant to see it was starting to bloom.
I like the scent of lavender when it's growing although there are a lot of manufactured lavender products that have a scent which I don't find as pleasant as what grows in my garden.
The butterfly weed below is forming buds which I know will soon give flowers for butterflies and bees to enjoy.
The hydrangea below is also in that early stage of flower formation which holds the promise of flowers to come.
I love my gerbera daisies which come back from the roots each summer.
The gerbera daisies usually don't come back until much later in the season but this year they began to return early.
I like the ones the curl a bit and form different shapes almost more than the symmetrical ones.
Some of the Queen Anne's Lace is already starting to form it's lovely bloom.
My privet which is as tall as a tree is in bloom and forms part of the privacy screening on one edge of my secret garden.
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Cezar and Léia said...

wow your roses are fantastic, I'm enchanted by these beautiful pictures!
Happy Mother's day sweet friend, I wish you have a lovely day, full of good surprises!

Anonymous said...

Love the lavendar and roses! :)

Laura said...

what a lovely garden! Happy Mother's Day!

lina@women's perspectives said...

So many beautiful flowers in your garden...

Kerri Farley said...

These are wonderful! How nice to have such lovely roses!!
Wonderful post!

vincibene said...

Wonderful series with gorgeous colours!

Regina said...

Wow those are gorgeous and amazing.
Love all.

Naturegirl said...

First I'd like to say love your header with the reminder to wear a HAT while in the garden!
Your roses are delicious to look at!
Your season certainly way ahead of mine here! Roses bushes just beginning to leaf out here!
Such beauty and excitement in your garden today!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Leora said...

Happy Mother's Day. How nice to see your roses. I tried growing lavender, but it didn't survive - maybe I should try again. Enjoy the flowers!

Rambling Woods said...

Have a very Happy Mother's Day Carver.. thank you for all the plants and flowers as it is snowing here....Michelle

DeniseinVA said...

What a beautiful garden you must have Carver. I am in awe of all these lovely flowers. Thanks so much!

Daniela said...

Lots of lovely flowers you have there :)

Johnny Nutcase said...

excellent photos in this post - you planted that one 20 years ago? that's so cool it's still blooming, wow! And i really, really love that orange color. Beautiful!

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the roses! What a garden you must have, delightful.

Stephany said...

As always, a great series of shots! They're all so beautiful that I can't make up my mind which one I like the most.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Well I don't feel so can't do just one photo either!! (lol) This is a fantastic series and would be so difficult to say which is my favorite..the top colors are just striking!! Oh my goodness..these were taken in your garden too!! Fabulous-
Hope you have a wonderful day!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Just beautiful, we have only spring flowers now.

Mirage said...

I like the scent of lavander too. Beautiful flowers thriving in different colors in your garden! you definitely have a green thumb!

Mirage said...

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eden said...

Gorgeous blooms and I love all your roses.

allhorsestuff said...

Very Lovely !!Beautiful roses!
My roses just came today. It was in the 70's!
I am posting a Macro with one tomorrow (+ a surprise inside!)

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

Fantastic post Carver, stunning display of blooms.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeos roses, I also love the gerbera and the lavender. Lovley photos of all the flowers.

Squirrel said...

Beautiful flowers. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Carver.

mommanator said...

what lovely posies! you must spend hours in the garden

EG CameraGirl said...

Your flowers sure are beautiful! Especially the roses. :)

Unknown said...

all gorgeous, but it has to be the rose for me.