Monday, November 16, 2009

Summer pictures that didn't make the first cut.

I was going through pictures from this summer, and for some reason I passed these over. I didn't like them enough at the time, or they didn't seem to fit anywhere. Seeing them again, I think they are lovely. Here they are, a last summer hurrah.

This is my first Stella D'Oro Daylily, isn't she pretty?

Here is the little peony that I rescued, I hope it flourishes in it's new home.

I think this Obedient Plant is very attractive.

Here's a picture of my Midnight Wine Weigela, the new foliage is green and it matures to a dark purple. I like the combination of colours.

This lovely tree is a white lilac. It's location is horrible, squeezed between 2 houses, a big spruce and a fence. It does well and has gorgeous blooms despite the challenges it faces.

I'm very fond of this flower on my False Sunflower, it was twice as big as the others, and much lighter in colour. It almost shouted 'look at me' every time I walked by.

I can't believe how well these grow, they started off so small and took a few years to look like anything, but 3-4 years later they are enormous.

Another picture of my Blue Star Petunias & Lobelia, I think they are so pretty, cascading over the wall.

Pretty berries on my Cotoneaster Hedge. I forgot how light they were now that they've matured to a much darker colour.

I planted a Snowdrop Anemone, it's a lovely happy flower that grows well in the shade. I've heard the spread well, I hope it does.

I hope all of the summer beauties come back next year.


  1. Super lovely!! Well they sure all look wonderful to me! I love your false sunflower..i have some too..i think it is so cute..such a delicate beauty!!Wonderful post..many beauties!!

  2. Hi Rebecca,
    I love those striped Petunias! How fun! I missed out on the first post, I will go check out your other blooms. I like the False Sunflowers too.

  3. Hi Rebecca,

    I am glad you found these pictures! I like the False Sunflower. Their yellow blooms contrast so nicely with the dark green foliage.

  4. Rebecca, it is so nice to go back in time to see these fabulous pictures. Hopefully they will keep us going through the long, long winter to come!

  5. Deborah took the words right out of my mouth. What a joy seeing blooms again ! I have so many pics that didn't make the blog. I may just do the same. Thx for the lovely show !

  6. Lovely - my mind is casting back already to mild morning poking around the garden.

    Love the Snowdrop Anemone.

    Thanks for the warm breeze of happy thoughts :)

  7. Hi kiki, Thanks for your great message, I really like the false sunflowers too, I gave babies to my friends all summer. They have such a long bloom time and flower well even in shaded areas.

    Hi Rosey, the petunias are one of my favorites, they always look so happy & unique.

    Hello Noelle (az), I'm glad I found them too. It's fun to look at things in a new light. With how drab it is outside, anything with colour looks great now.

    Thanks Deborah, I felt a little funny, posting these in a non chronological order, almost feels like cheating, but are sure nice to look at. Besides, it's my blog and I can cheat if I want

    miss m, Yes! You should do a smiliar post, I'd enjoy seeing your summer beauties too.

  8. Oops, sorry Ms S we must have been posting at the same time and I missed yours. I really like the anemone too, I'm always impressed by pretty flowers that grow well in full shade.

  9. What pretty flowers you have to look forward to. I've been looking at my summer pictures too trying to remember what it was like to be warm.

  10. What a good idea to post your favorite summer blooms when everyone is longing for flowers. Yours look great. Thank you so much for visiting Jocko's Plot. I never expected to get any comments and then yours appeared. I am very lucky to have my heard gardener spirit. It doesn't make me a better gardener, but it makes me feel so connected to my garden, as well as learn a lot.

  11. Hi Catherine, Thanks for your message. When looking outside now it's hard to believe that things were ever lush, green & colourful. The pcitures are proof!

    Mary Delle, I enjoyed visiting Jacko's Plot, perhaps it could be added as a second blog on Blotanical?

  12. Rebbecca girl ! We share so many of the same plants I am astounded ! .. Alas another gardener who has this sweet little Midnight Wine weigela !! I haven't run across another gardener that has blogged about it ;-)
    I have it in front of Oriental poppies to hide their foliage when they are finished blooming .. it works very well !
    I'm so glad to have found you had this one too !

  13. Hi Rebecca,

    There is an award for you on my blog. I hope that you will accept it but I won't be offended if you don't. You may have already received it, but you have been so supportive and I wanted you to know that I really appreciate it.

  14. Hi Joy, Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm so pleased to hear that we share so many plants. What a fun & lovely coincidence! I will add you to my blogroll so I can keep up with your plants (& gnomes).

    Hi Noelle, I really appreciate your support too, and I'm honoured that you chose my blog for such a lovely award. Many thanks! :) Rebecca