WITH THE GARDEN LOOKING more than a little "blah" right now, I thought I'd share some photos from my archives--photos of happier times, when the weather was hospitable and pleasant. Maybe these will jar your memory to that time, many months ago. I especially dedicate this post to all of you who remain strangled by winter's icy grip.
These photos are all from my "Drive-By (Photo) Shooting" file. They were taken around town during previous summers.
|Recently, I bought a large seed packet of Red Flax because of what I saw in this front garden last summer.|
|This flower is Viscaria. Very similar to Red Flax.|
|Roadside Chicory Blossom of purest blue|
|Armeria drinking up the sunshine|
|Double File Viburnum|
|Echinaceas in the hell strip|
|A genius juxtaposition: Japanese Blood Grass and blooming Sedum|
|A front bed of Japanese Anemone blossoms|
|Hardy Fuchsias ... oh I miss those sweet blossoms.|
|A tad bit blurry, Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin) in its floral prime|
|How come my Hollyhocks never look like this?|
Finally a bit of humor:
|Maybe the most tasteful rendition of pink flamingos I've seen.|
And of course, there's always got to be one rogue.
|No taste here at all.|