Jul 31, 2010

Last Day of July...

I can't believe it's the last day of July..
time really does fly by!

With the crazy weather we have been having,
It just doesn't seem possible to be starting August yet!

Usually this time of year I am hiding from the heat,
but it has been a gentle summer,
with beautiful seventy degree days
perfect for lazy behavior:-)

Shall we visit the garden?

(click photos to enlarge)

The papery flowers of a Flowering Maple (Abutilon)...


a bud of the Eden Rose,
laying lazily on the lattice
(don't you love a tongue twister?)


The Anemone flowers are beginning to bloom
I have several varieties,
I will share once they get more showy...


A favorite Hydrangea..
I love the clean white edge on the purple:-)


The chartreuse buds of the same plant...
just as beautiful as the blooms...


The next three flowers are butterfly favorites..
I have seen very few "flying flowers" this year,
hopefully the flowers will lure them in:-)

This one is Bee Balm...


Of course Cone Flowers (Echinacea) are one of their favorites!


How could they resist their namesake?
the Butterfly Bush :-)

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer weekend!

I am joining..

and
Summer Sundays at the Tablescaper

Thanks for visiting!

26 comments:

Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm sure I've never seen bee balm. So flamboyant! Glad your summer days are nice. We've had mild weather too. We may have to pay for it in August. It's usually a scorcher month. Enjoy your SUMMER SUNDAY!! (Yeah, we usually open the shop.) Q

High Heeled Life said...

beautiful pinks and purplish colours ... happy Saturday ..HHL

A Garden of Threads said...

You have some wonderful butterfly magnets, they should arrive soon. The photos are stunning Bella. Have a great Sunday.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful flowers. Makes me start to miss summer already because we know it will soon be gone. I love that little Eden rose. Diana

meemsnyc said...

The hydrangea is beautiful. It's amazing that it's August already.

Lavender Cottage said...

Bella, I like that lavender hydrangea. I've noticed that there are very few butterflies this year too and not even any larvae on my host plants.
And, August here already! - a busy month for me as our district is hosting the Ontario Horticultural Association convention this year.
See you for tea on Tuesday.
Judith

stefanie said...

what perfect weather, love your flowers!! gorgeous...I need to mow my lawn, but its been in the low 100's...to hot.

Princesa Nadie said...

What causality! Today we coincide talking about flower's name
Who gives names to the flowers?...Maybe Fairies
Love

Kleines Rosenhaus said...

Liebe Bella
Ich komme aus Deutschland und habe durch Zufall deinen Blog entdeckt. Ich bin begeistert. Seit Jahren suche ich nach einem Pavillon für unseren Garten, habe aber noch nicht gefunden, was mir gefällt. Aber jetzt, habe ich durch dich eine Anregung. Deine Rosen und Blumen treffen genau mein geschmack. Es ist einfach traumhaft hier.
Wenn ich darf würde ich dich gerne verlinken um dich nicht zu verlieren. Die liebsten Grüße aus Deutschland
Claudia

Kom Achterom said...

Hi Bella
Beautiful flowers i love the ichenacea.
in the netherlands the call them sun head nice name i lik it!!
and de butterfly busch calls it evensow
i wish you a verry nice and sunny sunday
Yolanda

It's me said...

Yes...the last day.......snif.........it is so sad............but it is still summer!! so enjoy !!! ......love Ria...

Villa König said...

Hi Bella,
your blog is so wonderful and enjoyful. Beautiful images! Love to come back :-) Hugs Yvonne

Heather said...

Hello Bella - thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms, see you in August!

RNSANE said...

You must spend hours among your flowers! Your garden is so splendid, no wonder butterflies and bees linger there. I would do the same, had I the opportunity. Amazing and unusual varieties of flowers.

Sanneke Panneke said...

End of july, but now comes the best month...aug....
Beautiful pictures,and beautiful flowers.
Have a nice august
Lovely greetings Monique

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The garden looks great, and 70 degree days sound like a dream!

Jacqueline said...

Our weather went from unseasonably cold to blazing hot. My flowers loved the cool and now are crying! I love your rose peaking out right by your beautiful fence. What glorious things flowers are! They speak to me of God's love for us, that He would create such colors and variety. Have a great Sunday.

Tammie Lee said...

you have captured so many beauties!

Denise said...

I was just going to say, you must be in the northwest. I have just returned from a week in Seattle and the temperatures were a pleasant release from the heat back here in Virginia. Thank you for sharing so many delightful flowers with us today. They are all so lovely.
An English Girl Rambles

Luna Miranda said...

these are glorious photos! the purple Hydrangea is beautiful, and the pink flower (6th photo) is absolutely gorgeous!

chubskulit said...

Those are lovely blooms!

★Fenice★ said...

Blog elegante e foto meravigliose.
Mi iscrivo ai lettori,
Fenice

BJ Roan said...

Each is gorgeous! I love butterfly bushes, and have several varieties. I enjoy watching the hummingbirds and butterflies sipping their nectar. But, I have a special fondness for roses, and especially this delicate pink bud.

guild-rez said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures with us!!
I have planted red canna lilies for our hummingbirds.
Lovely shots!!

The Tablescaper said...

Such glorious flowers. You have a great variety of summer flowers. I find that once you're past June, many of them can't survive.

Thanks for being a part of "Summer Sundays".

- The Tablescaper

LC said...

Lovely flowers and shots as always on your site... I am amazed at the discipline and care you take in colorizing your gardens! Larry