An interesting coincidence today is the daily Dictionary.com word of the day.
Eyeminded: adj. disposed to perceive one's environment in visual terms and to recall sights more vividly than sounds, smells etc.
|As an eyeminded person, the July garden is rife with eye-candy for this eyeminded person, exactly the way I want it. But, lest you think I'm not appreciative of the other senses, there are buzzers everywhere and the air is fragrant with floral sweetness. And the berries are ripe so I'm popping a few of them in my mouth as I putter.
Here are a few of my happy clematis:
|Clematis viticella 'Ville de Lyon'|
|Clematis viticella 'Madame Julia Correvon' and 'Alba Luxurians'|
|Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' and 'Palette'|
|Clematis crispa hybrid|
|Another Clematis crispa hybrid|
|Clematis viticella 'Rosalyn'|
|Clematis viticella 'Minuet'|
|Clematis florida 'Alba Plena'|
|Clematis integrifolia 'Alionushka'|
|Clematis viticella 'Venosa Violacea'|
|Clematis 'Venosa Violacea' with Star Jasmine|
|Clematis viticella 'Kermesia'|
|Clematis viticella 'Confetti'|
|Clematis viticella 'Pagoda'|
Believe it or not Clematis is not the only thing I grow.
|Sidalcea 'Party Girl'|
|Leucanthemum x superbum 'Ice Star|
And may I present the mopheads:
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha' still at its lightest color|
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Buttons & Bows'|
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Peppermint Swirl'|
|Dianthus x isensis 'Dancing Geisha' (Sorry for the crappy photo)|
|Dianthus x isensis 'Dancing Geisha' (Another out of focus photo)|
|The second flower on Gardenia 'Frostproof' with Nandina foliage behind it.|
Finally I wanted to share photos of my twenty year old Pineapple Guava. (Feijoa sellowana) Specifically, its very first flowers. You read that right. My twenty year old plant has finally decided to grow two little flowers. I photographed the progression.
|My first glimpse at the semi-hidden buds, centered inside the shrub.|
Next year I hope to have a bush loaded with flowers. I'll keep you posted.
Finally a few critters:
|A sweet baby bunny and so far, no noticeable damage to my plants.|
|One of several hummers, taking a break from dive-bombing|
|A teensy frog, no bigger than my pinkie fingernail.|
I hope your garden is making you happy.Thank you for visiting.