Monday, June 11, 2012

So many blooms ...

I have so much blooming in the garden this week that I would like to share with you.

Meet 'Mary' rose by David Austin.  Named for Henry VIII's Flagship she is one of the first to flower.  What a pretty pink complexion with a heavenly fragrance.


Cleome is blooming ... adding a touch to the English cottage garden.


This Centaurea Montana 'Amethyst in Snow' has striking silky white flowers with royal purple centers.  Unfortunately, this plant has not grown too much as I have transplanted it several times.


Old fashioned peonies are still plentiful in the garden.


I can't seem to control my love for violas.  This year I added these delicate looking flowers called 'Painted Porcelain'.  Creamy white flowers infused with lavender purple and deep purple markings.  They are very fragrant and will bloom all spring and summer here in the Northeast.


Lamb's Ear is placed where I can feel the soft and fuzzy leaves.


Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' has stunning silver leaves with purple flowers that resemble snapdragons.


A new Persian kitty has arrived to keep critters out of the garden.  The flowers to the left are Dianthus. 


Columbine still mesmerizes me with their pure grace.


 'Elsa Spath' clematis is shining this year. Her petals are at least 8" and so gorgeous in purple!


'Dr. Ruppel' is impressive with pale orchid purple, ruffled petals. 


Thank you for coming to visit my garden this week.  I am joining the following parties:

Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby

45 comments:

Chris said...

The Clematis is my favorite! They are all beautiful! I love your garden!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna they all look fabulous.
those peonies i love mine peonies must still get flowers it's late this year.

greetings karin

Ann Marie Governale said...

Just gorgeous- a beautiful way to start my day. Thanks. xxx Ann Marie

Modern Day Disciple said...

Just beautiful. I just came n from taking photos of rosebuds. Your pictures and flowers are exquisite!

Rosemary said...

Donna you do have so much in your garden that is lovely...... what a pleasure to see all flowering ..

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You flowers are lovely. Such a beautiful variety.

MyMaracas said...

What a beautiful garden you have! And I love your kitchen, featured over there on the side bar.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Donna

I think I would love your garden: peonies, clematis, roses...
You have so many things I like.

-Karen

lisa. said...

Donna, these are absolutely beautiful images!
I especially love the first two.
Such wonderful color and softness.
Sending you wishes for a beautiful day!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Donna, your blooms are just gorgeous - beautiful varieties - I hope you have a wonderful week,
Kathy

Sherry said...

Beautiful flowers. You have inspired be to get out and take some pictures of what is blooming in our garden. We finally see the sun here so the flowers start showing up. Have a great week.

Eric and Karen said...

Absolutely stunning gardens Donna. I'm soooooo jealous! The squirrels keep destroying ours, but I do have a lovely rose that our son gave me for Mother's Day this year, that is currently blooming quite nicely. You have such a fantastic variety. I have never heard of lambs ear and wow, no wonder they call the plant that. Thank you so much for sharing your photos.

Rhonda Langley said...

I just can't get over how many varieties you have in your garden(s). Your photos are awesome, thanks for sharing with us!

daisy said...

Visiting from Bloomin' Tuesday.
Why try to control your love for violas? Just go with it!
The clematis is stunning!

Beth said...

Hi Donna, Your clematis and centaurea are just beautiful. There is lots of beauty in your garden today. Thanks for sharing your flowers!

Darla said...

Gorgeous all the way around!! Nice kitty statue...

Geneva said...

The photographs are stunning... I would never be able to pick a favorite.
Blessings!
Geneva

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous purple and pink blossoms!

Crafty Gardener said...

Donna,

Thanks for coming by my blog. I love the images that you have with the clematises and other lovely blooms. I particularly like the centaurea. I don't think I have ever seen one that color before.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Simply gorgeous Donna! So much beauty in one garden. I would love to have my morning coffee in your garden!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

There is a special place in my gardening heart for clematis, and yours are just beautiful! I also really like Persian Kitty.

Becky said...

wow Donna, these are gorgeous. I love that Persian kitty :)

Linda said...

Hi Donna, Thank you for stopping by my blog. These flowers are gorgeous!
What a joy to see all of this beauty.

Cynthia said...

Donna,

Sorry for not writing sooner I have been very busy with projects and getting our great room in order.

These pictures are just stunning I love them all they make me want a cup of tea and sit and chat.

Cynthia

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Donna,

Your garden flowers are beautiful!

Dee

Ella said...

You have a beautiful garden i like the unusual bloom of the Centaurea Montana.Also thank you for your visit on my blog.Ella

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic shots of amazingly beautiful flowers ~ Wow! ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Larry said...

Your flowers are wonderful! Elsa Spaethe was always one of my favorite clematis but my old plant shaded out and died... can't recall if I got a replacement or not! Your photo is an excellent incentive to deal with this and make sure I once again have one to enjoy! Larry

Kathy B said...

Hello stopped by from Katherines Corner Blog Hop.
Please visit when you can, your always Welcome.
http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com.

Birgitta said...

Such beautiful flower photos and I really like your blogdesign also!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful flowers! My fave is the Viola. I must say, your blog design is one of the prettiest I've seen!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

simply beautiful garden and pictures! I really love your selection. I thought your Persian kitty was a fox!
Blessings,
Susie

Lynn said...

Such a pretty assortment of blooms!
Happy day to you.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Your flowers are just beautiful - the pinks and purples have such vivid color!

Heaven's Walk said...

Wowwwwww..... gorgeous flowers, Donna! You certainly have a green thumb, girl! The rose totally stole my heart..... :)

xoxo laurie

Hubba said...

Just stopping on by! Awesome pics www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

bettyl said...

Lovely and delicate colors you have! Great shots.

Monika Lima said...

Hi Donna,
what a beautiful assortment of flowers ! I love your delicate and romantic style ! Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your sweet comment.
Bjks, Monika

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, Donna! I want to come and stroll through your garden and bring my landscaper, saying - 'I'd like one of these, one of these, two of these, and how many colors does this come in? Oh please, one of each!' Holy cows and cats! These are simply gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing with us this beauty - I don't have a favorite, unless I may choose them all!!

Blessings,
Donna

KER said...

oh to have your garden...i would visit and never leave...your hard work has paid off ten-fold...enjoy...tfs the beauty with us

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful, beautiful..so beautiful. Did I say beautiful? giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop, your bloggy friendship and participation is always appreciated xo

Carrie Sampsel said...

Everything looks so perfect and seems to be doing well. Just beautiful!! We had hail here Saturday and it did quite a number on our gardens.

Jann Olson said...

Donna I so enjoyed my stroll thru your garden. Such gorgeous blooms! Every year I think that I want to plant Cleome seeds and every year I forget. Do yours reseed and come back each year? Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

NixBlog said...

Lovely collection of floral shots!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

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