"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stunning Flowers!

I promised my husband that I would post a few pictures of his cactus that are in bloom now.  The flowers only last a day or two, but look at the color on this one.

Here is a photo of our Bougainvillea's in bloom.  Really spectacular this year.

Lace Cap Hydrangeas at entrance to our home.


Walking Iris (Neomarica )

The bloom only lasts one day. I have a few more buds but it won't be long before these beauties are gone for the year.

A few photos of a bouquet I made for myself yesterday, just because I am worth it!

Dark pink is 'Melody Parfummee'

 Variation in pinks is 'Queen Elizabeth'

Pink rose on this side is 'Dr. Bob Harvey'. Also here is Verbena, Penstemon, Borage, and Salvia's

Stripe rose is  'Cherry Parfait'

Darker pink rose on right is a climbing 'Gertrude Jekyll' a David Austin rose.

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman


  1. All nice - and what a lovely floral arrangement you composed! It brightened my morning:) Thanks for naming things. My favorite is the Queen Elizabeth rose.

    1. I love that rose too Deborah. It changes colors as the days go by.

      Thank you for stopping by my garden.

  2. Beautiful bougainvillea! Jeannine

    1. Thank you Jeannine, they are quite old. I'm guessing around 30 years.

      Thank you for visiting my blog!

  3. The cacti flowers are spectacular! Your bouquet from the garden LOVELY.


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