Sunday, July 31, 2011

Today's Flowers: Grace Garden in early June

The heat has started to fry the flowers and the little rain we've had isn't enough to keep up with the need. Therefore, this week I'm looking back to early June at Grace Garden in downtown Durham, NC.
The light wasn't very good when I took these shots so I didn't use them in June since I had so many other flower shots to choose from.
I like the color of the lilies in the shot above. Those lilies are also in the first shot with roses beside and across from them.
I always enjoy this small garden when I have to work in Durham.
The roses above are one of my favorite colors for roses. I like the way the red roses below contrast with the green but I prefer the peach ones with yellow highlights.
The pansies below are probably all gone with the searing heat because pansies prefer cooler weather.
The impatiens below are probably not handling the heat well either. I'll be curious what I see the next time I work in Durham.
I think most of the low flowers below are pansies and the tall ones in flower may be lavender. I see iris that isn't in bloom yet and there is no telling how they did unless they bloomed pretty fast since it was unremitting heat after I took these shots through to the present.
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Digital Flower Pictures said...

That looks like a lovely garden. Your lavender maybe Catmint but I really can't tell. We have had a lot of heat (not as much as you) and little rain too. It makes it hard to have things look nice.

Leora said...

Fried flowers doesn't sound like a tasty dish.

I also posted photos from spring - it's already too hot to go outside today.

I stopped growing impatiens because they require too much water. I have a lot of petunias and some portulaca, which are fine with all this heat.

Love your spring pansies.

Laerte Pupo said...

Very nice garden.

Roan said...

All of these flowers are beautiful, but those pansies are my favorite. They make me smile every time.

Luna Miranda said...

a lovely walk through this garden. i love the peach-colored roses, too.

Modern Mom said...

You have a lovely garden.

My entry.

Autumn Belle said...

The garden is filled with lovely blooms of the seaon. The colours brighten up my day!

Jenny Woolf said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love that colour combination for roses too. My favourite rose is called "Peace" - do you know it?

Andrea said...

Hi i am new here, i love your garden especially those many colors of pansies. I love them but cannot grow here in our hot and humid tropics. thanks.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a lovely garden.

Bring on the rain! We had a few hours of celestial grumbling before a little bit fell....

Carletta said...

The heat is everywhere I think and the lack of rain.
I love the garden and I like what I can see of that sculpture in the background.
Thanks for the spring memories. :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowery garden. Lovely flowers.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

small garden when I have to work in Durham.; you see those two brown metal figures, here we have a similar one of 3 . Must find it to post.

Nicole said...

What a gorgeous place!
I so love to see the colourful areas on your side of the Globe!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That looks like a wonderful garden! And visiting these kinds of places is one of our favorite roadtrip activities (or for that matter favorite when we're in one place for a while).

Cezar and Léia said...

The roses are my favorite always, I imagine the delicious perfume from this beautiful garden!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear your gardens are suffering from the drought, Carver. But hey! Thanks to photography we can look back at happier gardening times. :)

jabblog said...

You really are suffering the heat - so many places are lacking water. I hope when it comes it doesn't arrive in a deluge!
It's good to see spring flowers - they look fresh and colourful.