Saturday, April 21, 2012

Today's Flowers: Blooms abound

Blooms abound in my garden although I've let it become so overrun that closeups work better than wider shots.
My red roses have lots of buds and more and more are reaching full bloom.
I like the way the red roses are different shades of the same color.
This has been a wet spring which accounts for what a jungle my garden has become.
More and more of the evening primroses (oenothera speciosa) are blooming.
I like the way the center of the evening primrose has a touch of yellow.
I still have quite a few camellias in bloom.
The kolkwitzia continues to make my back garden look like its snowing, or that's what it reminds me of.
Click for the home of today's flowers.


Carletta said...

Lovely Carver!
The first and fourth shots are exquisite closeups!

Anonymous said...

your red roses are simply gorgeous. i love them.

lotusleaf said...

The Kolkwitzia is one plant I have always wanted but never found! Yours is beautiful!

Indrani said...

Perfect captures. My eyes got glued to the first one. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

MAgnificent bloom pictures, the first picture is my favorite, adorable red rose!
hugs and a nice Sunday

Lui said...

It is truly stunning in macro!

Luna Miranda said...

the burgundy rose is absolutely beautiful--gorgeous color. your flowers are delightful.

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Randi said...

Wow...amazing blossoms! These are stunning macro shots!

Karen said...

You have a beautiful garden! The primroses are so delicate.

Sallie ( said...

I'm very glad that it is overrun so that you have to take those beautiful closeups! Gorgeous flowers; I'm surprised at the roses, seems early for them. (And as a former not-very-good gardener, I think you really don't know what overrun is -- I would have been so happy if my flower beds and gardens were ever in as good shape as yours are. (And now you know why it was easy for me to sell out and go trailering ;>)

DeniseinVA said...

Such gorgeous blooms, the color of the first is one of my favorites, so vibrant and rich.