Sunday, June 06, 2010

Today's Flowers: Some blooms from the start of June

Hard to believe we are already into June. The flowers in this post are ones I've photographed around my yard between June 1 and June 5.
The first two shots are my neighbor's gardenias but they grow into my yard so I think of them as partly mine.
My gerbera daisies are continuing to do well and put out new flowers as older ones are finishing.
The purple cone flower (echinacea) I have spread out through my garden is starting to bloom although the petals aren't purple yet.
I know I've posted shots of my hydrangea earlier in the season but it continues to give me lots of photo ops.
The following close-ups of the hydrangea are all taken from the bush above during the past few days.
I can't get over how much variety there is in the colors of the blooms this year.
I've never had this much variety in color at the same time on my hydrangea bushes.
My other hydrangea bush has some variety although not as much as this one.
I think hydrangeas are one of my favorite bushes although they don't have any leaves in the winter.
I like the way some of my other bushes keep their leaves in the winter for year round privacy but the hydrangeas in bloom are my favorites.
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Leora said...

I just have green on my echinacea. Your hydrangea is gorgeous. Love those blues. said...

i cant explian or comment nothing....cause no words, dear..

love it

Naturegirl said...

Stunning series of blossoms in your summer garden!I adore the blue hydrangeas! I'm trying to grow blue ones myself but in my world blossoming season for hydrangeas comes later in the month.
Oh the scent of the gardenia's must be divine!!

Carletta said...

Your garden must be beautiful at the moment.
Love the hydrangea - especially that soft lavendar color.
Nice shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

Your garden is so beautiful, love all flowers, mainly the white roses!
Have a nice week dear Carver!

Joanne Olivieri said...

These are wonderful photos. I love gardenias because they are so soft and tender looking.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful blooms, Carver! I love the gerbera daises and would love to have some Gardenia in my yard.

Stephany said...

Wonderful photos! Once again, I find myself wishing for hydrangea in my garden. These are lovely.

Pat said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous flowers! I, too, have echinacea flowers frowing in a few spots in my garden. They are such unique flowers. As cut flowers, they last quite awhile in a vase of water, too.

Thanks for sharing!

EG CameraGirl said...

You live in a great climate for growing so many wonderful flowers. :)

Kim, USA said...

Gardenias is one of the flowers that I so love to have. It smell so good but I have to find out if it will grow in my zone here in MI. Happy Sunday!

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Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful hydrangeas, such beautiful colours!

Rosamaria said...

I love gardenias, Carver, but never managed to cultivate them.
Hydrangea lead me to childhood and my mother's beautiful garden.

Have a week of joys!

Ebie said...

Gardenias have a great and sweet scent. I love them. Your hydrangeas are so abundant and blooming well with a lot of varieties!
Your garden is an envy.

eden said...

Beautiful flowers. I can't wait our Spring to see my gardenias and hydrangeas blooming again. Great shots!

Al said...

We call the first 2 white flowers as Rosal, it's one of Grandmother's favorite flower and wouldn't let us to touch it, instead we just enjoy it's sweet scent.

Regina said...

Wow all are gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing.

gengen said...

They are all beautiful wow. happy TF!

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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: My your area is alive with beautiful colors.

Jama said...

Your garden must be very lovely this time of the year with so many beautiful flowers!

DeniseinVA said...

So many beautiful flowers in your garden Carver, enjoyed everyone of your photos. Thank you :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Beautiful gardenias. I love the flowers in your header too. You are always so good about changing your header; I just keep putting it off

Caron said...

I love gardenias and daisies. Your close ups are marvelous! Once again, where is scratch and sniff internet technology?!

Tammie Lee said...

all your photos are wonderful, yet i am left wishing i could smell the gardenias!