Jul 19, 2011

July? in the Garden....


Here in the Northwest,
It is hard to believe it is July...
or summer really...

todays peak temperature is around 65!

so those of you who are used to the heat,
may want to grab a sweater for todays garden stroll!

(click photos to enlarge)

my unknown rose...


she opens to a delight of ruffles....


an abundance of Eden...

who could complain?


the Valerian is coming into bloom,
I think she may be complaining...
she likes it hot!


the teeny tiny blooms of the Beauty Berry....


lavender is dominating the garden right now...

the soft cool color,
feels in line with the soft cool days....


masses of Violas,
happy companions to my Rosemary plant...



Lavender and Delphinium,
with a pinch of Roses in the far back...


the lavender Delphinium up close,
painfully beautiful...


the LAVENDER!!

This past weekend was Mikes and mines
18th anniversary...
last year we visited the Lavender fields in Sequim Washington,
I have linked that on the left sidebar
 if you would like to see that magical place...

we really wanted to go again this year ,
but the pups were just too little for such a big day...

I did find a local small farm,
I hope to visit this coming weekend....



the lavender Poppies are blooming....


and so are the Hydrangea...

these are Endless Summer...
I know lots of people tweak the colors of the flowers
 by adjusting the soils acidity,

I never bother...


nature provides me with a perfect rainbow...

all on one bush!


Today I am joining...

and

Thanks for strolling today...

51 comments:

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers. The roses are delightful and so are the hydrangeas. I've never seen poppies that color before either. Beautiful! We're in a heat wave here in Western NY. 65 sounds good to me!
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

jeanetteann said...

Oh Bella your garden is so pastel and pretty, I love all the pinks and mauves, I can almost smell the scents, and Happy Anniversary.

laurie said...

wow, such a beautiful garden,, all that beauty,,

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous photos, Bella- and I remember the tour you took last year- I was still pretty new to your blog and was fascinated. Love all the shades of lavender. Happy Happy belated Anniversary! xo Diana

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
The cool temps seem to be good for the garden-there is so much beauty!
I have 2 Eden roses but nary a bloom-do you have any tips for me?
I love your hydrangea that way too-so pretty.

I love the romantic look of your garden-your whole blog for that matter!

Take care,
Carolyn

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...you have so much blooming! The rose is just spectacular. Well, everything is!

Happy Anniversary!

XO,
Jane

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm burning in the July heat over here in Southern Cali!!! lol On another note, I wish we had a lot-size big enough to plant a variety of beautiful blooms like yours!!! Thanks for sharing.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh & Happy Anniversary!!!

XO's,
Jessie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, your garden is so beautiful, and the colors are gorgeous. Oh how I wished it was 65 degrees here, it's still over 100 and no rain. Happy Belated Anniversary!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

All the flowers are gorgeous, but I LOVE the lavender poppy! I've never seen one before. It's so beautiful!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Sorry you aren't getting summer weather! You just wouldn't believe the heat here. Wish i could send some over! But your garden looks like it knows it's summer anyway. I can't get over all those lavender and purples. Your violets are so sweet. It's all beautiful. I need to trek over to a nearby lavender farm here too. But i can tell you now, the plants look scrawny in comparison to your part of the country. Happy Anniversary you two!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

rosesandgargoyles said...

Happy anniversay! Beautiful pics, Bella. I don't have Eden yet...but it's on The List now that I've been eyeballing yours.
Jeanni

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Your garden is lovely! I can't believe your temps! Here in Alabama we have been in the upper 90s for several weeks! Visiting from Outdoor Wed...

Cindy said...

I so look forward to your enchanting posts. And, how cool is it to hear that a marriage has lasted and is in celebration of an anniversary. Many congratulations...
Thanks for telling me where your post about the trip to the lavender gardens is, i'm off to go take a look...

Cindy

Larry said...

The hydrangea photos are remarkable! Did you say 65 degrees? We're anticipating close to 100 degrees tomorrow... unheard of in a great many years. There's a reason why you have 930 followers! I am in awe of the consistency of design and color in your posts... wonderful and unique! Larry
p.s. Happy anniversary! Sarah and I will celebrate our 40th next month.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I adore your garden!


Happy Anniversary!

Deanna

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

We finally made it back into semi-summer weather here in N. Calif. It almost reached 80 degrees today! Happy Anniversary, ours is this coming Monday and we get to haul another load of stuff from Idaho. What fun. but we will be together. Love that Eden rose, it is on my must have list. I need to scope out local nurseries to see who might have one for me!

Light and Voices said...

Adore the lavender poppies. I don't believe that I have ever seen one before. Happy Anniversary!
Joyce M

~~Rhonda said...

Your pinks and lavenders are so pretty! Love the color palette. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms! ~~Rhonda

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI BELLA YOUR EDEN ROSES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL THEY LOVE COOL WEATHER,I HAVE THE WHITE ONE AND THE PINK I HAVE MY UNDER A BIG TREE,CINDY FROM MY ROMANTIC HOME HAS THE PERFECT WEATHER FOR EDEN ROSES SHE IS BY THE BY, AND IM IN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BAY BY NAPA VALLEY ,WE LIVE CLOSE BY NEAR SAN FRANCISCO CA,I LOVE THE NORTHWEAST,I CAN GO BACK IN HISTORY ,AND I LOVE IT .YOU ARE BLESS WITH THE COOL WEATHER FLOWERS,THE LAVENDER COLOR IN YOU GARDEN IS LOVELY.ENJOY...HAPPY 18TH ANNIVERSARY.WE JUST CELEBRATED OUR 26 ANNIVERSARY..IS JUST WODERFUL TO STAY MARRIED A LONG TIME...BLESSIGS....SANDRA

Gayle said...

Oh my simply lovely! Thanks for the email and I look forward to our blogging friendship!
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Ozma of Odds said...

...beautiful roses...
oh what a garden of loveliness!

i am grateful for the coolness here in the northwest:)

happiest anniversary!
perhaps you could dine under the stars by candle light on a carpet of flower petals from your garden ~ collecting firefly's and dreaming about what's to become!

xo, Rosemary

Kerri said...

Oh so lovely!! What a colorful garden you have - and the unknown rose .... I would just call it "Beauty" :)

Congrats on 18 years!!

Corine said...

Your flowers are so pretty, thank you for sharing. It is going to be 95 and humid where I am today. My flowers are praying for rain. :) Happy Anniversary

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Beautiful, peaceful, gracious....who could ask for more?

Barb ♥

Beth said...

It's amazing how many things are thriving in this cold wet spring/summer - who can complain about still enjoying pansies and violas?

Lisa said...

wow ......... wishing I had "smell-o-vision" ♥

Jean said...

Lovely soft pastel pinks and purples! I wish our temps were that low! We are having an extremely hot, dry July. Jean

Cathy and Steve said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. No sweater needed - after our 90's plus temperatures, it was quite refreshing to be with you!

Linda Makiej said...

Gorgeous flower shots - especially love that lavender poppy!

Deb said...

How very beautiful! I love all the purples! I would love the thought of having to wear a sweater!!! 95 predicted here in VA for Thursday. 65 sounds delish!

Nanniepannie said...

It blows my mind that it could actually be 65 there, by noon it is too hot to even be in the garden here in Tennessee. You have a wonderful garden.

Darla said...

You have some beautiful blooms for today. Love the soft coloring on your roses and I totally adore poppies!

Evie said...

Wow, your flowers are so beautiful! So many flowers that I just can't grow here in Alberta, so I'm envious!

Becca's Dirt said...

Oh you have so much beauty for temps to be in the 60's. Looks like the plants are happy. Love the delphinium and pretty poppies. Lucky you to have so many colors on your hydrangea. Awesome roses too.

poppilinnstudios said...

Your garden is so beautiful! Ahhh, 65 sounds nice right now-it's 98 and my flowers are wilting.
-Lynn

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm thinking a cool break would be lovely, given how hot and dry it has been here. Your photos are lovely. You have many favourites of mine in the garden: roses, hydrangeas and more! -Karen

Fishtail Cottage said...

So much lovely lavendar blooms going on...i especially love those viola's! Thanks for sharing over here at Cottage Flora Thursdays this week! xoxo, tracie

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Just beautiful. Gorgeous blooms and flowers. "Strolling" through your garden and seeing so many cool blooming plants almost made me forget about the 102 temp here today!

Fabulous flowers and wonderful photography. As I'm new to your blog via Jean's BT, I look forward to reading your past posts.

Thanks for sharing.
Carla

bj said...

The flowers AND the photos are perfect.
Love it....
xo bj

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous blooms! the pastel hues are so beautiful.

The Tablescaper said...

Bella:

Such a beautiful walk through the garden. Happy anniversary. Thanks for bringing your glorious photos to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

i beati said...

just too sould filling wondrowus..especially the lavender poppies so many pretty ones today sandy

Denise said...

Hi Bella, Happy Anniversary. Going to see the lavender fields is a wonderful way of celebrating. Thank you for sharing all these gorgeous blooms.

Barbara F. said...

65 degrees sounds absolutely wonderful to me, no sweater needed. We have had 3 straight days of record-breaking heat and humidity. Your flowers and photos are beautiful. I enjoyed this visit from Seasonal Sundays. xo,

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Happy Anniversary! And again, I always LOVE to see your gorgeous flowers!
I could almost imagine myself in the fragrant coolness of your garden!! It's about 95 here and 70% humidity...ugh!! :-)

Thanks for sharing!

ester said...

These are so pretty!

My entry.

Denise said...

Hi Bella,

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I celebrated our 24th in May of this year. I love your blog. I've always thought it would be nice to visit the Pacific northwest. I've heard that Washington is a great place for growing flowers -- especially roses.

I love every single flower in this post. The roses, violas (we call them Johnny Jump-Ups), the delphiniums, poppies, and hydrangeas. You photographed those beautifully!

Thanks for visiting my blog this weekend and taking time to leave a comment. I'm glad you enjoyed Old Salem. I appreciate you becoming a follower on my blog; I'm now following yours as well :-) I clicked to follow, but I'm not sure it took. I may have to try again.

I read your cottage garden post from last summer and saw your Gertrude Jeckyll rose. We have those too! I did a post with lots of pictures back in May, I think. It's in my Blog Archive. Hope you have a great week.

Denise at Forest Manor

lulumusing said...

How lovely! this year I added a lot of purple/blue tones to my blooming garden and love the result. Something about those tones is very tranquil.

DJ said...

happy anniversary! your hidrangea is lovely indeed the way it is, no need to "adjust" anything :)