Sunday, 25 May 2008

Sunday blooms

Clematis 'President' and then some

Spiraea 'Golden Princess'

Cistus Ladanifer & Geranium sanguineum striatum

Nepeta faassenii (Catmint)

Kniphophia & Lupinus
getting ready to bloom

and my constant obsession with Smokebush leaves and raindrops

10 komentari:

zvrk said...

Predivne fotografije.

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

I love the photo of the drops on the dark leaf of the smokebush.

GardenJoy4Me said...

WOW ! Violet what gorgeous pictures ! .. again the water droplets are amazing and of course all the better on the Purple Smokebush. We have had something kill off part of mine .. I noticed a neighbor has also had the same thing happen .. I can't see what the problem is but I cut mine down a bit so Golden Spirit has a chance to catch up.
Love your flowers .. we are behind you in that .. but it will come .. eventually ? haha

Brenda Kula said...

That second photo is something to behold, Violet! The others are great too.

chaiselongue said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for visiting my garden and putting me in touch with yours, which I shall follow from now on.

Laura said...

The smoke bush is such a beautiful plant. I love the colour on the leaves. Your picture of them is stunning!

garden girl said...

So many beautiful things blooming there in your garden Violet! I love that geranium. I planted a couple of them last year, still waiting for them to bloom this cold, cold spring. Everything is slow in the garden this year - it's just too darned cold here. It still feels like March.

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the close ups of the clematis! This time of year is the best, isn't it?

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Lovely blooms Viooltje! Those drops on the smoke bush look just as good as those on my Lady's Mantle. ;-)

Clematis The President is a firm favourite in my country; many people have it because it flowers for such a long time with beautiful blooms.

West Coast Island Gardener said...

There is a crystal clear quality to the light and warmth to your photos - maybe it is the Mediterranean air?

Lucky is the bumblebee that would dust up against the pollen of the clematis and quench its thirsty work by drinking from the rain drops on the smoke bush leaves.

regards from the Pacific North West

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