The Dahlias I received a couple years back as a gift are blooming beautifully – they’ll need some help – the branches are heavy and so are the plate-sized blossoms.
In The Garden
Saturday evening, after dinner dishes were washed and Dearest and Daughter were taking on their personal projects, I decided to take a stroll outside and take a few pictures in the twilight garden. I only made it a few steps before seeing my neighbors working in their yard – we greeted each other then he beckoned me over to see what they’d been working on. As we strolled and discussed varying topics – as we typically do – he showed me his lovely Althea bushes – they’re exquisite! I love the doubled white petals with the deep red centers – The bushes were abundant with blossoms. I took a few pictures and before we knew it the light was gone and the opportunity to take pictures of my flowers with it.
Early morning light is just as lovely as twilight.
So, I rose early – dressed for church and strolled outdoors – I was once again met by a friend – one of our cats. She has a tendency to walk in front of me causing me to gingerly take each step. When I paused to take a picture of the Hurricane Lilies she kept brushing the one I had my attention on. So I decided to publish one of those pictures – with the culprit’s tail in the bottom of the picture. You can see what she was doing to the flower.
She followed me all round the garden mewing off and on – wishing for me to finish my incomprehensible interest in the flowers and to focus on her.
I am delighted by the growth of the Sweet Potato vine in each of the planters in the front of our house – they seem to me like long, flowing hair cascading down the side of the planter.
The arbor on the east-side bears quite a variety of flowers – Pink Dawn in the spring, Clematis in the Summer as well as Morning Glory and now Sweet Autumn Clematis in the Fall. This morning I was blessed to find all three of the latter blooming on the arbor! I love the tiny star-like blossoms – they give off a wonderfully fragrance. These vines grow wild here – I can find Sweet Autumn Clematis popping up in a number of spots in my garden.
This is another plant that wants to live in my garden – if I remember correctly – it is a type of Swamp Hibiscus. A few were given to me years ago and they bloom beautifully – I love the way the petals are swirled to open – this blossom was only partially opened in the morning, but in the afternoon when we returned from church it’s petals were wide open facing the sun. It is a very prickly plant and can be quite invasive – but I think it’s flowers enchanting.
Only a few more weeks of roses in our garden – at least certain varieties – this David Austin rose is about 6 feet high – I had to bend the stem over to get a look at it’s beautiful flower.
Time seems to be flying by so very fast! Each day is so precious – I am thankful
knowing that there are many blessings to behold and to share each week – I
love visiting my garden – and need to spend several hours this week weeding and
cleaning – I hope you have a Delightsome week and I do appreciate you visiting!
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