Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friendship's Garden


"In friendship's fragrant garden,
There are flowers of every hue.
Each with its own fair beauty
And its gift of joy for you." 

~ Friendship's Garden ~











Don't those blooms look so nice in winter?
I took these photos in my gardens last year, 
knowing that sometime I'd need to see a little
reminder of what will eventually return 
after the snow and ice melts...


Thank you for stopping by today!
Hope you're having a Sweet Saturday!
 

16 comments:

  1. Here's the names of flowers in the photos, listed from top to bottom:

    1. nasturtium (from 'jewel mix' seeds)
    2. yellow azalea
    3. blue delphinium (purple salvia in background)
    4. hot pink peony
    5. red daylily
    6. orange daylily (commonly "ditch lily")
    7. black-eyed Susan
    8. white butterfly bush ~ complete with butterfly! (pink gladolius in background)

    Love them all!

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    1. The name of the red daylily is "Strutter's Ball"... couldn't think of it yesterday!

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    2. AnonymousJuly 20, 2012

      Thank you for sharing your "Friendship's Garden" photos. I took similar pics two years ago of a garden that was untended. They're beautiful. I've wanted to print them and send them to the owner and say "Bet you didn't know you had such a beautiful garden, did you?"

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    3. Hello ~ I love that you found beauty in an "imperfect" garden... what a great idea to send the photos to the owner. You may just open their eyes! There is an old farmhouse I often drive by, and I'm always amazed at the beautiful flowers still managing to peek through the weeds... you can tell it used to be a well-tended, cared for property. I enjoy looking for the flowers and imagining the potential, or what it might've looked like years ago...

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  2. what a beautiful garden you must have! And it's a cold one out there today whew!

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    1. Thank you Christine :) It is a cold one, and snowy as well...

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  3. I'm so glad you did. Now is the time of year when we need to be reminded of the beauty in the dirt/snow. These photos are stunning. thank-you for including the names of each variety. Are the drops dew or rain? i like those especially.

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    1. Thank you Janet ~ I took the picture of the nasturtium first thing in the morning... its rounded leaves are perfect for collecting water droplets. They remind me of lily pads on a pond.

      The picture of the orange daylily was taken right after a rain shower had passed... sunlight was coming through the clouds so I ran outside and took pictures :)

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  4. Wonderful garden!
    You're a very good photographer!

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    1. Thank you ~ I inherited a green thumb from my Dad and grandma... never really enjoyed taking photos until I started taking them of my garden!

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  5. oh what a wonderful feast for the eyes Megan!!!! I am so happy when I see these gorgeous blooms!!!! Thank you for sharing these with everyone!!!

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    1. It makes me happy to be able to share my garden with you :)

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  6. Stunning!!!Thank you for the garden tour!!:)

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    1. Thank you Lucy ~ and you're welcome :)

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