Sunday, June 15, 2008

Bloom Day, Bummer Day

I'm bummed....I'm grounded. All of that running around having fun last week caught up with me. Today while The Husband is off with family celebrating Fathers Day with his dear step-dad , I'm stuck at home with a nasty cold. I really wanted to go with him, it's a lovely drive to Whidbey Island and the step family is always fun....waaaa!
Ok...enough of that whiney stuff.
It's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Between naps I managed to pop out and snap a few photos. I should have waited until a bit later when the light wasn't so intense but I'll probably be conked out by then.
Isn't my peony pretty? The bee thinks so too.
The clematis is blooming full blast, everybody gets to see
it when they come to the back door.Foxglove. I read somewhere that if you want to have
foxgloves in your garden you need to be willing to accept
the fact that they will bloom where they want to, not where
you want them to. I'm always behind on my weeding so the
foxgloves have a pretty good chance around here.

Peeking at the Jacob's Ladder through the
Blue Oat Grass, the bees were busy here too.

This wild mess of color is out in the veggie garden, it makes me
smile every time I see it. Chives, Geum, Blue Geranium and
Garlic scapes in the background. I put the Geum and Geranium
out there until I found a good spot for them...oops...that was
a few years ago.

Another wild mess out by the fish ponds. I like the contrast of
the Black Mondo Grass against the greens, the orange of the Geum
just makes the whole thing pop!

A Geum close-up, it's a little invasive and sometimes I
contemplate pulling it all out...but it's still here creating
a color riot and making me smile.
This poor Delphinium has a new home...again.
I think I've moved it every year for the last three.
This just might be permanent! So far so good.
What would a day in June be without roses?

I keep pulling out this wild rose...and it keeps coming back,
this is one determined plant.

This one is so pretty, I love the shape of the petals, the way
the light hits the layers.

This yellow climber has a really big pretty bloom but it's
always a big mess of rust and black spot...grrrrr.

This Salvia out by the fish pond is the perfect blue to balance
with the orange of the Geum....the dreadful thing about these
is that they smell do I put this delicately...
they smell like cat piddle, no lie. I have to warn friends who come
over to gather bouquets not to include this one....because their
bouquet will smell like a giant cat box.
But this Magnolia smells absolutely wonderful, when I walk by
it always makes me stop and smile....these down facing blossoms
are so pretty when you tilt them up to take a closer look.

My garden is full of happy blossoms today, I hope you
enjoyed the few that I was able to show you.
Happy Bloom Day!
If you would like to see more Bloom Day posts,
check out May Dreams, where other
bloggers have joined in on the fun.


Jerrie said...

Wow! Your garden is certainly pretty. It makes me happy to know that that beauty is just across town (especially when mine looks so yuck)!

Sorry you missed lunch. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Love your pictures. :)

quilly said...

What a beautiful bouquet!

Robert said...

Sorry to hear you were not feeling well. Hopefully it helps to know that these blooms are beautiful. Feel better soon.

Phillip said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blooms are spectacular - great color. The roses are wonderful aren't they?

Dianne said...

Your garden is lovely!!

Hope you feel better soon.

tami said...

Sorry you're sick...better just lounge by the pool.

Dr.John said...

What a marvelous garden for bloom day. We have two roses in bloom and that's it.

Diane said...

I just looked at your blog and saw all the beautiful flowers at the farm and it made me miss you even more, it's cloudy in Seattle but we did have a good weekend.
love and kisses, Diane

Carletta said...

What gorgeous flowers!
That second photo of a pink rose is so beautiful!
You certainly have a green thumb.

Diane Mandy said...

I never get tired of looking at your beautiful flowers.

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

That yellow/red rose is stunner.

Carol said...

Beautiful blooms, I'd love to be successful with delphiniums in my garden. If I had one and moved it, it would probably die on me!

Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Jean Ann said...

Beautiful pictures, I posted my first bloom day this month...hope the flowers made you feel better!