Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Flowers

The past few months have flown by ... I can't believe it's almost Labor Day!  I'm hoping to enjoy a beautiful week of sunshine and take in the last bits of summer.  The bold flowers of summer are showing their colors.

My little tour guide is back to show you around the garden.


Purple coneflowers are abundant this year.


Echinacea's make a nice backdrop for the cherub fountain.



The dazzling zinnia blossoms in bright pink.


Rotkugel is one of the best ornamental oreganos for feeding bees and butterflies.


Roses of Sharon in my favorite color.



Black-eyed Susan's have been blooming for quite a while.



A beautiful waterlily graces the pond.


Japanese Anemones with their dainty blooms.



Native Chelone will bloom until fall.  I just love the unusual flowers, which resemble the heads of snapping turtles.


A rustic wheel barrel filled with petunias sits on the patio.


Lazy summer days and star filled nights give you a chance to daydream ...


Hope you're enjoying your summer ... the warmth, the sun and the flowers  :-)

25 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Your flowers look so pretty, but I love your fountain.

Patty Sumner said...

Your flowers are just beautiful Donna.. Mine have been just beautiful too. I have had Cone Flowers in abundance too. My hanging baskets are still great! Blessings!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A lovely tour of the gardens, Donna! Love your fountain - that last shot is stunning! Summer goes by so fast - glad you are enjoying these last summer days. Hugs xo Karen

KarinsArtScrap said...

its a gorgeous garden Donna the flowers are fab.
Gr Karin

Chris said...

Fabulous pictures, Donna! I love walking thru your garden!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Donna your flowers & grounds are beautiful! Thanks so much for letting me walk through your gardens! I feel more at peace already!

Cynthia said...

Donna, I always love seeing your garden and you always get the best pictures of animals around your garden.

Cindy

Lisa Gordon said...

I just love your little tour guide, and your gardens are so beautiful, Donna!

Beth said...

Donna, your gardens look beautiful! I use a lot of coneflowers and rudbeckia in mine as well. So pretty!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such beautiful pictures of your pretty garden. I had to laugh at that chipmunk -- his brother is over here raiding my feeder! Your little cherub fountain is really sweet.

Terry said...

You started out with an adorable photo and ended with a breathtakingly beautiful one. I love all of the flowers.

CraveCute said...

Your garden and flowers are gorgeous! I absolutely love that last photo with the sun going down and the pink sky behind. :)

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

These are great pictures. My favorite is the one of the little chipmunk. I know they are trouble, but they are so adorable that I can forgive them.

Denise said...

Gorgeous garden :) You do have a green thumb and the flowers seem happy in Your part of the country. Here in So. Ca. Our heat wave was in the 100 for so long,most flowers had a hard time.I also loved the last post in the Mountains-My fave place to be.Denise

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful garden and great photography and love your little squirrel helper ~ Happy Weekend to you ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh your gardens are so pretty. I am hoping to have a garden again someday. I did love that little old house! Thanks for visiting!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous summer blooms, Donna. So beautiful! TFS. Hugs, Gayle.

Connie B. said...

Love your pictures of your garden. The flowers are gorgeous. How did you get so close to your climbing friend?

Leslee said...

Would sure love to visit your garden with all it's beautiful flowers.

Becky said...

Your gardens are gorgeous Donna. Love seeing photos of them. This has been one of the coolest Summers in RI, I never took my electric blanket off the bed. :) And it usually comes off by the 4th of July.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Donna, such a beautiful garden. I hate to say good-by to the gorgeous flowers, however Fall is always a pretty time of year with falling leaves. The squirrel is adorable. Loved seeing your pretty photos and also the fountains. Happy Labor Day weekend.

CYNTHIA CRANE said...

Oh, what gorgeous flowers and your photos are wonderful! My coneflowers never have looked that good - seems the beetles like them too much. I esp. love your anemone and dahlia, I've never grown them but they're on my wish list. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely gardens with us!

BluMoon said...

Donna, these are gorgeous photos of flowers and the garden thank you for sharing.
Jackie

Poppy said...

Hi Donna,

What a charming garden of lovelies you have, so many soft and sweet combinations. Absolutely lovely!

Happy Sunday!

Poppy

HELENE said...

So many lovely flowers, I have never seen Native Chelone before, that was a new one for me, really pretty. Thanks for the tour of your beautiful garden.

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