Jun 28, 2011

This Week In the Garden


These are just some pictures of flowers and plants that caught my eye this week.  Only the first picture (Larkspur) above is from my own garden.  The rest are snaps from my wanderings.

Globeflowers:


Ohm.

I haven't grown roses for years.  I get discouraged with the aphids and dust that they are prone to getting.  I simply enjoy them elsewhere.



Lambs ears.  These distracted me for quite some time.  I got a few strange looks from some people walking by as I was standing in a park stroking these plants!


I hope your Summer thus far has been lovely.  May it bloom abundantly!

16 comments:

Crystalrainbow said...

oh yes i get strange looks when i stop to stroke te plants lol thanks for the wonderful post the globe flowers are beautiful x x

Lydia said...

Love the roses! My lambs ears are a favorite of the bees, I was trying to trim a bush next to them and kept getting dive bombed by bees who wanted me to move!

Wizardess said...

I love both roses & lambs' ears...plant some lambies! They will take over, but if you have a difficult spot in your garden, that can be a blessing.

mxtodis123 said...

They're gorgeous. Love the Larkspur.
Mary

Robin Larkspur said...

LOL! Stroking the lamb's ears! They are so soft, aren't they? Enjoyed your flower photos. Summery greetings to you!

Kallan said...

BEEEEEEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Jeanne said...

They're all so lovely. :0) And I love my Lamb's Ear....oh, so soft!

Suzie said...

LOL I talk to animals, I talk to plants. I caress their leaves (the plants that is, animals don't have leaves, to my knowledge! lol)

Have you ever read The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird? It is an oldie. .came out in 1973, but you can still find it on-line, and sometimes in bookstores. I read it when it first came out, and still have my copy. It will add a whole new dimension to your love of plants!

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos with us! They can't help but life your spirit and make you smile!

mermaid gallery said...

i'm the same way with roses...except i have a few old fashioned wild roses that are lovely and bloom all summer....big thorns though......

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like lambs ears too. It's impossible not to stroke them. Sort of like pussy willows that way.

AlphaBetsy said...

I had an idea at one point to make a touch garden with lambs ears and silver mound and other super soft plants and flowers. :) Still might one day.

Mina said...

Such beautiful images. I had Lambs Ear for years and never tired of stroking it. I would include it in my vases of cut flowers just so I could walk by and touch it while inside. ;-)

HappyCrone said...

Jen, that isn't the larkspur I am familar with...we call that campanula, or bellflower. I have this stuff everywhere too!!!

Brenda said...

love the roses! beautiful are all the flowers, but roses are one of my favorites!

Rue said...

Suzie - I've never read that book! It's going on my list of books to get!

HC - I read somewhere that there were about 300 different flowers with the name "Larkspur" - how's that for confusing?

Lol - I'm glad I'm not the only flower-stroker in the bunch!

Brenda said...

love the lambs ear, so soft, we had some in Texas but not here, maybe too tropical in Florida for it to grow, I did love walking by and touching it too!!!