Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today's Flowers: Mix of blooms in my yard

I noticed one of my small hostas in an overgrown part of my yard has begun to bloom.
The blooms motivated me to pull the ivy back which was threatening to choke out the hosta. My larger hostas aren't blooming yet but that will be something to look forward to.
My yard is filled with Rose of Sharon (hibiscus syriacus) which grows as tall as small trees when allowed to.
I have many different varieties of rose of sharon and for the most part let them grow wild and volunteer in different spots.
It has been fun through the years to see where they will pop up next and unless they crowd out other plants I let them go.
I have some other varieties of the rose of sharon but these are the ones in bloom at the moment.
I don't know what the name of the yellow wildflower below is but I enjoy it's brief blooms.
My echinacea (purple cone flower) is beginning to have an increasing number of butterflies visiting.
I haven't gotten any good shots yet but even inferior butterfly shots make me smile.
I think the lily bud below almost looks like a long yellow squash.
I know I've posted my gerberra daisies a lot this summer but they are continuing to brighten up my garden.
I'll end with the butterfly that got away. I wanted to get closer for a good shot but ended up with the flower alone because right before I hit the button the butterfly was gone. You'll have to take my word for it that if the butterfly had stayed still for another second it would have been a good shot.
For those of you who are fathers, Happy Father's Day. For flowers around the world, please visit the home of Today's Flowers.


DeniseinVA said...

All your photos make me smile Carver. What a beautiful sight your garden must be. Thanks for sharing again, and have a great week ahead.

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oh, dearest

all are magic it also the header of your blog..

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet Carver!
Adorable flowers, all of them are gorgeous and I love that butterfly!
Have a nice Sunday

Squirrel said...

Lovely flower shots. The butterfly that got away sure did make for a nice macro shot of the flower that remained.

Juliana said...

Lovely shots of your flowers.

My entry this week, in HERE. I hope you have time to visit as well. Thanks.

Kim, USA said...

Rose of sharon is beautiful, haven't seen this flower in person. Ain't nice to see blossoms in our garden it makes my day happy, how simple is that hehe. Happy Sunday!

Yellow Hollyhock

lazyclick said...

Very beautiful and lovely flowers.

Regina said...

All are amazing and lovely!
Have a nice day Carver.

" Regina "

Joanne Olivieri said...

What absolutely fantastic photos. Your garden is so gorgeous with this array of natural beauty

Ebie said...

It is always a joy to see your garden blooms. I leanrn new flowers, each time.

The rose of sharon is special!

SandyCarlson said...

Your flowers are dreamy, dreamy, dreamy. Our hosta is about out but not quite. Rose of Sharon won't make her debut for many weeks. So thanks for the previews!

Jesson Balaoing said...

nice post,...

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful your garden shots.
Luiz Ramos

NicoleB, Egypt said...

I always love to come here and smell the flowers :D
Such a treat!

Smalltown RN said...

oh your garden is so bright and bountiful and has gorgeous lovely!

EG CameraGirl said...

You have so many lovely flowers!

Caron said...

These photos make me smile. I always enjoy your blog. And the second butterfly shot with the butterfly in it is good, though not close. The third butterfly shot is priceless!

MyMaracas said...

Gorgeous, happy flowers! Your yard must be a wonderland. And lucky you to have a yellow butterfly about!

ramblingwoods said...

That looks like a tiger swallowtail butterfly...beautiful series Carver