Jul 10, 2012

A SUMMER Garden Stroll!

Well summer has arrived!

A little late,
here in the Northwest...

but the days have been glorious,
sunny and bright...

are you ready for a garden stroll?


April in Paris Rose
and friends...


the Lavender has burst open...

Mmmmm


the perfectly delicate
Scepter'd Isle Rose...

she has been blooming quietly for a month,
just a couple blooms at a time...


the Hummingbirds love the Russian Verbena,
It has climbed seven feet tall this year,
so far!


an upclose look
 at the small blooming clusters...


Melody Parfumee Rose,
and friends...

the leaves of the bush are below,
she sent up a crazy spike
of blooms!




Bonica Rose...


the soft summery blues
of the Hydrangea...


Butterfly Weed...


and Butterfly Bush...

these are replacements
for some I lost a couple years ago...

I really saw a dip in the butterfly visits
with them gone...


a mystery solved!

while doing spring garden clean up,
I found the tag for this
 my mystery rose,
of last year!

she is the Memorial Day Rose...

I am crazy for all those
ruffled petals...


Today I am joining,
and

Thanks for joining me in the garden today...

27 comments:

Devon said...

Beautiful,,and I am glad to hear you all are getting some summer weather,,I sure wish there was a smell button on this computers..your garden is really showing off..thanks for sharing.
Devon

Kalantikan said...

Hi Bella, i am new here. I love all the expressions of your photos and the post processing done on them! Very inspiring.

Shelia said...

Everything is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Bella, you TRULY have a stunning garden - so soft and romantic and beautiful! WOW!!!!

Anne said...

Bella,
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely garden.So many beautiful flowers I can smell the sweet fragrance.
((((Hugs))))
Anne

Pamela Gordon said...

Bella your flowers are just beautiful! I'm happy that summer has finally arrived in the northwest. Enjoy! Pamela

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, your flowers are so gorgeous. I love the soft delicate colors.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Light and Voices said...

I agree with Devon, we should have a smell button. I really enjoyed the cyber tour of your garden. It is such a romantic looking blog. Nicely done.
Joyce M

Madelief said...

How beautiful your garden looks Bella. It is a joy to look at! Your garden is a source of inspiration to me. Hope it will look like this one day!

Love,

Madelief x

Kom Achterom said...

ooh your garden!!! beautiful! Love the nice colours!
happy week
Yolanda

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I always enjoy your garden posts!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, your blooms are simply beautiful! Love this time of year! Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

flowersandhome said...

You know Bella, you have a garden to treasure, a real dreamgarden. I enjoy every post you make so much, especially now our garden has no bloom at all while I adore flowers so much. So, thank you for sharing your garden with us.
Bye,
Marian

Bernideen said...

I just love it when I find something I had been looking for! Your garden and roses are lovely!

HoodPhoto said...

Hello fellow PNW blogger! Beautiful flowers here. It is the season for the pinks and purples here, isnt it!

Hope you can stop by, say "Hello" and "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

Anki-itte said...

I like Your blog, everything is so beautiful and Your photos are wonderful.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Bella: I really like your garden, and I love the song "April in Paris," and now I know there is a rose to go along with it--cool! Glad you are enjoying the weather--I'm a Pacific Northwest gardener, too, and so I've been reveling in all the sunshine of late as well. Take care, and have a wonderful rest of the week!

Debbie said...

I could linger in your gardens all day, Bella. Such beauty surrounds you. LOVE all the soft colors.
Thank you for sharing your lovely gardens with the rest of us here in blogland.
xo

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another Outdoor Wednesday participant, a glorious collection of photos from your garden.

Karen said...

Thank you for the lovely stroll through your gardens, Bella. They are so soft and romantic. There is nothing so beautiful as a summer day here in the NorthWest. Enjoy your gardens and the summer days. xx

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, you have it all! SO nice to hear that you get to have summer. I'm sure the sunshine is beautiful on your gorgeous garden! xx

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Lavender Cottage said...

The pastels of summer...does it get any better? You always make your blooms look so dreamy Bella.
Hugs,
Judith

Sarah said...

Bella, it's such a joy to stroll through your beautiful garden. Thank you for taking us along. Love the Memorial Day rose. I'm going to look for that one.
Happy summer.......Sarah

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Thank you Bella for the stroll. My garden suffers from the heat and dry here. I water daily but the flowers seem to like the rain much better.
~ ~Ahrisha ~

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Yours flowers are gorgeous. I like how you vignetted them. Valerie

Haworth said...

Thanks for the garden tour, Bella. My lavender has passed now and is bundled into ribboned bunches around the house. (But I made sure to leave a few stalks for the bees!)