Some of the flowers in my garden these past several days, as well as some from down, and across the lane.
The flowers above are my Hardy Geraniums in Johnson's Blue.
Since I have not been feeling as energetic, as I usually do, I have been keeping a very low profile, making my way only to the Red-Shouldered Hawk nest site a few times a day, and as I come and go, I stop to smell the posies and grab a few images too...all free, just for the snapping of the camera...I like that~
I have always desired to have blue Hydrangeas, and even though I get the acidic thingy done properly, I still end up with mostly pink, that was until this year...finally...yeah~
OK Mona, if you see this post by any chance, here are some that I took in your garden the other day.
Mona has some wonderful poises and I always like to see what is in bloom.
I think that her Iris's look nice with my Geraniums~
I was over at my friend Teressa's home several years ago and fell in love with her Hardy Geraniums and off I went and ordered bunches and most of them come up each spring, much to my delight~
Crown Vetch...Oh my, only get this, if nothing else will grow.
I saw it growing along the Interstate many years ago and thought to myself, I need some of that. We did not know however, that it is very invasive and it thrives so well, that even Round Up will hardly kill it to the roots.
We purchased 16 plants and it took me years, to kill out the last little root.
If you have a large pasture, field, or such, they do look lovely, but not for me...
no thank you~
Above is a lovely wildflower called Downy Wood Mint, which draws the bees and butterflies every spring~
Well...I never knew, and Mona just told me last evening, that she was thinking that the flowers shown above and below are Milkweed, and she is so right.
I have planted seeds and I never get any to grow, believe it, or not.
Monarch Butterflies need these wildflowers for their different stages of life cycle.
I was not certain, that I had ever seen the flowers before, only the silky seed pods in the autumn, and I have photograhed these flowers many times, and only now, know what they are~
Lavender, my favorite flower, my favorite fragrance, and my favorite tea.
Very difficult for me to grow, because of so little sun, and yet I adore my wee, small patch~
I always find beauty in spent flowers as well, as those just beginning to show their colours. These Peonies are still lovely to me~