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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Flowers

Our area is bursting with early summer flowers - here are some from our deck.
Allim are some of my favorite flowers - I like how they sway in the breeze - can you hear the bells ringing as they sway back and forth? 

 Pink Geraniums - no garden of mine is complete without them - I have three planters full of them
 Violas - the scent on a sunny day is unbelievable
 And Martha Washington Geraniums in a dark pink color after a bit of a rain storm

 Pretty yellow pansies - they brighten up the deck
 Petunias with Red Garden Phlox-Miss Mary

 And Irises in a neighbor's yard - every year I wait for them to bloom in all their beauty.

 And now we'll all go out to the Iris beds in Deming, WA - on the Mt. Baker Hiway.  They are planted each Autumn and when they bloom in the summer you can pick the tubers you want to purchase and you'll get a text or phone call to come and pick up your beauties for Autumn planting.
 We arrived at exactly the perfect day - all colors were in bloom and nothing was dying back yet.

 So many beautiful colors - and the names are on nearby stakes so you know what you are getting.

 A  White Crowned Sparrow lit on one of the iris blossoms and sang for us for several minutes.

 A song and pretty flowers - the perfect day!

 On the way home we passed a nearby farm and in the front yard their Oriental Poppies were glorious

 And at last - nearer home - my favorite flower truck - planted again this year with a nice variety of flowers - cheering travelers as they pass.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Soooooooo beautiful! Love them all, but especially the big oriental poppies!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Dear JoAnn, I am so envious of your photography skills. Of course, I know that you have to have a great camera also, but all the colors of all the flowers are so gorgeous and I always remember that old truck. I think my grandmother had tons of Martha Washington geraniums way back when. I didn't know their name but the flowers are such great memories and I love the scent of them..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy P.S. That little birdie!!Oh My!!

Kim said...

Oh how beautiful this post is, lovely JoAnn, burgeoning with gorgeous blossoms. Your garden is those Allims. Yes I can almost hear them swinging in the breeze, but the howling wind down here is doing its best to drown that gentle sound out. Those Irises are amazing. Photo after glorious photo of beautiful, elegant flowers. They truly are the queens of the garden at this time of year in your neck of the woods. Gorgeous post....thank you so much for putting a smile in my day on this rather chilly and miserable Winter's morning.

Michelle said...

This is a gorgeous selection of flowers. I do like the Allim. I haven't tried to grow them before.

Julie Fukuda said...

Our biggest show right now are hydrangeas. Growing up in Ohio, I never knew there could be such a wide variety of shapes and colors, Love all those pretty flowers. If I were a bird, I would sing there too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love all your pretty flowers. The Allium is a favorite, the pansies and geraniums are so pretty. Your garden is beautiful. Love the irises and the lovely poppies. Have a happy day!

Angie said...

What a gorgeous selection of iris! I would have to buy one of each! Your garden flowers are stunning, especially with the droplets of water ...

Powell River Books said...

Love the truck with blooms in the back. We lost our Internet at the cabin so am not getting to read blogs and comment except when we are in town. Hopefully we can reinstall our satellite dish before too long. Hope your summer is going well. - Margy