Jul 20, 2010

Summer Whites...

A quick peak around the garden today...
(click photos to enlarge)

Here is my Lady of the Garden..
this year the Hollyhocks are more prevalent
than the foxgloves of years past...


Not many flowers say cottage style more to me than Hollyhocks..


Fever Few spreads itself freely among the flower beds,
here it has paired up with a very chippy green pot...

We haven't visited the veggie garden,
we should peak in there for some whites too!


The plain Jane white flowers of the strawberry
promise sweet summery treats...


an elegant flower tops the onion...


and this so delicate bloom on the bolting Cilantro,
tells of it's pending metamorphosis into Coriander seeds.

Today's parties include...

with Kathleen at Faded Charm

with Susan at a Southern Daydreamer
and..
better late than never :-)

Come join in the beauty:-)

Thanks for visiting me today!

29 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

Just back from cruising in the Vette and thought I'd see what you're up to. The strawberries are finished here but I'd love to pluck those 2 ripe ones from your patch.
I've never grown cilantro and find the white flowers so delicate and lacy.
I like the colour of the hollyhock, that would look good in my moon garden.
Judith

rustandruffles said...

Your garden is so very pretty.
Happy WW!
xojanis

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It's all so beautiful! We had all of those blooming months ago in Dallas, until the heat took over :) so enjoyable to see yours and have a nice reminder!
Cheers, Andrea

Cabin and Cottage said...

Gotta agree with you about the hollyhocks! do you have other colors? I've seen them growing out of the sidewalks here--we always have a couple of spindly ones. Maybe they're getting TOO MUCH water?------------naw! Lovely, lovely, as per usual. Jacqueline

High Heeled Life said...

Your garden is beautiful! each time I visit I am inspired...HHL

Peeoknee said...

I adorn your lady and I love 'Hollyhocks' in the garden. I love all the white flowers. They really make the garden pop. Love you blog it rocks.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Apparently, Fever Few is what I keep calling "little daisies"... Love it, and so happy that it keeps coming back! Your gardens are beautiful!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your photography is stunning. I love your flowers and your garden is gorgeous.
Karen

Patricia Torres said...

you've got such a gorgeous garden.. and the pics are simply beautiful!!

Cabin and Cottage said...

What are YOUR towels like? I mean what's embroidered on them? They're really best in new condition. You need to show your Pink hollyhocks--have I missed them? or did I forget? My favorites are bright coral pink!Q

Tete said...

Wonderful blog! You have inspired me to do hollyhocks next year!
Tete

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Bella,
I love all the whites in your garden! All of your flowers are so beautiful!! Thanks for the tour!
~ Jo :)

EnchantedBella said...

Beautiful Summer whites and the berries look tasty. Happy WW

Rebecca

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Wonderful Photos....Maybe there are more flowers than Roses :)
Have a Nice Day
Håkan

Olivia~ said...

Oh my your flowers are really pretty and I just love the picture of the chippy pot and strawberry!
Hugs,
Olivia

dogsmom said...

What a beautiful garden. I had not heard about Bloom Day. thank you

Heather said...

Pretty whites, Bella - everything looks great!

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Bella
Your white hoolyhocks are a colour I have never seen. My small garden has red and dark pink and my Mother always had some under the front window when I was growing up. Love them! Have a great day..

Wanda

Regina said...

hi bella,
i love all the whites in your garden, especially the white hollyhocks.
have a wonderful day,
regina

stefanie said...

gorgeous!!!! i love hollyhocks!

~~Carol~~ said...

You certainly have a true cottage garden! The hollyhocks are just gorgeous, and I had no idea that not only does cilantro taste good, but it also has the sweetest little flowers too. I need to plant that next year!
Happy WW!
Carol

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella~
Love the whites! Especially the white hollyhocks; they are a definite garden favorite at my house too!
The hubby loves 'em; he thinks they are "cool" because they are so tall!

FullBloomCottage said...

Beautiful, Just Beautiful! Thanks for joining us, thats how we found you!
Your have a really beautiful blog!
take care,
loretta
full bloom cottage

Blue Creek Home said...

Your garden whites are gorgeous. I would give anything to have a garden with all of those beautiful blooms. But, the deer eat the plants before they can even bud.

Rhonda

Linda said...

I think I'm going to have to add Hoolyhocks to the garden next year...quite lovely! Great photos!

Bernideen said...

Your Hollyhocks are wonderful! I had white yesterday too in the form of hail from the sky!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Beautiful, Bella! You've got alot of us out here planning on adding hollyhocks to our garden next year! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Rebecca said...

Lovely and beautiful-thanks for the garden tour.

awal.ny said...

Beautiful garden. I love the statue.