Jul 24, 2012

Summer Garden...

Are you ready
for today's garden stroll?



It is a beautiful day...
75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky...



the tall Garden Phlox
are blooming...



and the Hydrangea row
is exploding in color...



I have Endless Summer
planted in the back...

and the fancier front blooms
come from various grocery store gift Hydrangeas...



Zephirine Drouhin
surprised me with a bloom...


a mirror imaged pair...


the new David Austin's
James Galway Rose's first bloom...

I am smitten...


Bee Balm...



the last Columbine and pods...


a gardeners friend
buzzing around on Pink Spirea...

he is loaded with pollen...


a spent Foxglove
spills it's seed...

the beginning of a great flush of  Roses!


airy,
sweet and delicate
Rue...


the impossible colors,
of summer...

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for strolling with me today...

34 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Just impossibly georgous. The Hydrangea row is beautiful, never seen anything like it!

Bonnie said...

Exquisite blooms. Beautiful photos. Wish I had your green thumb. I have a lot of hydrangeas but they aren't as pretty as yours.

NanaDiana said...

Bella- You paint such beautiful pictures with your words as well as your photos- Just as gorgeous as always. xo Diana

Susan said...

Breathtaking blooms, Bella. And your header is stunning. Great job! Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful! Those hydrangeas are amazing. Thanks for the stroll around your garden Bella!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your photographs are so dreamy and beautiful. I enjoyed the walk around your garden very much.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So beautiful!! You have such a gorgeous garden!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Awe--I love that James Galway rose--gorgeous! Everything in your garden is beautiful:)

Cindy said...

I'm pretty sure i'm in love with "James Galloway"...
What an enchanted meandering through your garden... you have most certainly done it justice with your photographs and prose...

Cindy

Gayle said...

Simply beautiful Bella, and I love your new blog look. It allows the pictures to take the center stage.
Enjoy the sunshine, we just had company go home and they FINALLY saw the mountain today.

Shirley said...

I am smitten along with you!
~Shirley

JENNIFER said...

That's a floral garden of my dreams! Just beautiful. Hugs Jennifer

Linda said...

I wish I could get my hydrangeas that color..oh my yours are beautiful...everything is!!

GardenGirl said...

<3 <3 <3

barbara ivani said...

Che giardino meraviglioso!

Thuis Thuis said...

I love your photo's Especially the blue hydragena!
In my tiny garden the Zephirine blooms great.
Enjoy your day.
Love, Annette

Janneke said...

I absolutely love your beautiful gardenphotos, I think this blog is the most beautiful I ever saw. The blue Hydrangea's are great, the rue,the spirea and the monarda's, altogether so dreamy.
Janneke

Mrs.Rabe said...

So, so beautiful!

Your hydrangea row is stunning!

Deanna

Linda said...

I am in love with your David Austin
James Galloway It reminds me of of my father's "Mr Lincoln" roses he loved so much. stunning !
Linda
Lynnwood, WA

camilla said...

What a lovely blog you have!!
Love your pictures!
Have a really nice summer:)
From Camilla.

Beth said...

Bella, Your roses and hydrangeas are absolutely fabulous! You have gorgeous gardens. Hope you are having a good summer!

Vicki said...

Your garden is spectacular, my friend! I love everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing your beauties with us today! Vicki

flowersandhome said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty!!!! Sooo very pretty. An explosion of blooms in your garden. What a dream Bella.

Rose L said...

Love those hydrangeas!!

Leslie's Garden said...

So many beautiful plants, but the one that really caught my eye was the delicate Rue. I don't think I've ever seen it before. You have so many beautiful flowers in your garden.

Karen said...

Simply Heavenly, Bella! I love everything about your amazing garden. The colors are so pretty...blues, pinks and lavenders. I have never seen Rue. It is so delicate. Your photos are so dreamy. xx

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful garden you have! Thank you for letting us stroll through your garden. I can never get enough of summer! Lovely flowers!
Nancy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fab Fab photos! Love your pretty flowers!

Debbie said...

Wonderful photos of your gorgeous flowers, Bella. Always a pleasure to take a stroll with you.
Thank you.
xo

Landbohaven said...

Jeg kom bare lige forbi.
Tak for de smukke blomsterbilleder.
Ha´ en dejlig aften.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Stunning images! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

city said...

thanks for sharing.

Haworth said...

Just lovely, Bella. I love when hydrangeas have those colorful edges, like they can't decide what to wear!

Journey to Orient said...

Wow this is Genial / Wunderschön :)