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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This week in the garden…

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I am obsessed with poppies in the garden.  My dad gave me some years ago, but they are all hot pink with a black center. I love them, especially when planted in masses – just stunning to see!  On my evening stroll through the garden tonight, I came upon this very different colored poppy.  It is almost a midnight purple. Just one…all by it’s lonesome.  I already marked the stem so I don’t forget to collect the seeds and scatter them next spring in hopes of seeing more of them!  Isn’t it lovely?

Also putting on its show is the free seeding mallow in the garden…just a beautiful plant and the hummingbirds love it too!

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Crocosmia is beginning to bloom ~ I have it in two colors, both red and yellow…

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The lavatera is in bloom and is so pretty against the white picket fence.

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A few more Echinacea have bloomed this week…

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Next to the patio, I see the cala lilly’s returned.  They were accidently buried when I had to replace my snowbell tree last year and I thought they’d disappeared forever since they didn’t show up for summer last year.  It’s nice to see them back…

 

 

 

So the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas are taking their time with changing their colors, so I wanted to show you the different colors that are presenting right now…

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Please link up your gardening posts to the Cottage Garden Party. (I’ll upload the party in a bit). To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

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17 comments:

Ivy and Elephants said...

Tracie, your garden is absolutely gorgeous! You have so many pretty flowers in bloom right now. But, I agree, the poppies win hands down for me. The color is wonderful!
Hugs,
Patti

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the lone poppy too.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your flowers are so pretty!!!
Daphne

Kate said...

Tracie I agree its BEAUTIFUL I loved every photo. Simply lovely and a perfect post to get us girls inspired!

xoxo
Kate

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your garden is lovely and the poppy is a beautiful color. I like the lavatera too.

Donna said...

Tracie, your garden never ceases to amaze me. You must have THE greenest thumb! My lucifer crocosmia don't look nearly as good as yours. Of course they are planted in a very shady backyard. The hummingbirds must love yours! I didn't realize it came in yellow as well. Have a beautiful week... Donna

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Tracie, Your garden is beautiful. I love your poppy. We have quite a few of the perennial oriental poppies. Some of them have self seeded, which is always nice. I don't have anything as lovely a color as this one though. You also have several nice different colored echinacea too. Hoping that this is a great week for you.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the poppy!
Your Blooms are always spectacular!

Hugs,
Debbie

oldthings said...

Your garden is so nice ! It is full of beauty and colours . Congratulations to you ! Hard work !
Olympia

andrea@townandprairie said...

What sweet cottage blooms! Some of those flowers look like wee sculptures. Amazing! Thank you for hosting this week, andrea b.

Larry said...

Hi Tracie.... you always seem to have new and fresh beauties in bloom in your gardens... I always enjoy my visits! Larry

Bernideen said...

Would love to have you come link up your garden post!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Beautiful, Tracie--I particularly love the pink poppy and the crocosmia--my orange crocosmia is in full bloom right now.

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Visiting by way of Beverly's Pink Saturday. Great post! BeAuTifUl flowers (lovely house) - awesome pinks - enjoyed my visit!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Annesphamily said...

I think poppies look like they are made of crepe paper! They are just delightful! Such a beautiful garden share! Thank you for the awesome photo shares.

eJoops said...

How lovely!

My PINK, your comment is always highly appreciated! Have a great weekend.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! I am playing catch up with Pink Saturday, didn't want to miss all the beautiful entries this week.

My PINK
Hope you'd come and see.
Have a blessed Sunday.

Rose