Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New blooms

Quite a few new blooms have emerged in my garden this week. Among them, all of my Oriental Lilies have been opening.



The Stargazer Lilies smell so wonderful. Every time I go outside near my garden, the aroma hits me.

An upclose and personal photo of one of my pale pink Hibiscus. I have pale pink, a darker mauve, red and white.

Now in this photo, you can see from a bit of a distance, how my Hibiscus are looking as they pop open. The view from this vantage point is different every day. You never know which colors will be open at the same time or what direction they will be facing. The blooms stay open about a day or day and a half, then close up and fall off. Then the next ones start to open up. To me, these are really the glory of my summer garden, so showy and just plain gorgeous.

While I was out yesterday taking photos of my Hibiscus, I noticed I had two little visitors again so I couldn't help but get some good photos of them.



9 comments:

Die Hohe Dame said...

you have the most beautiful blog i've seen yet!

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Die, nice to meet you and thanks for visiting.

Dorothy said...

I must sound like a broken record Ruth, but your photos are just spectacular!!! Your garden must be a joy to behold. :o)

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Dorothy. I tell you, as well as being inspiring to me, my garden does bring me a lot of joy. I'm really thinking about the things I want to add next year to the garden.

Die Hohe Dame said...

ok read one of your posts down below about hydranges... i never knew what they were called... they are everywhere here in germany and they are my new favorite! sheri

Ruth Welter said...

Sheri, Hydrangeas really are beautiful. Give them a try sometime in your garden. They are so easy to care for and disease free, they are a real pleasure.

Randa said...

Those lilies are spectacular! What a pretty garden you have.

Tutti Chic said...

As always Ruth~A GORGEOUS garden! YOU certainly have a green thumb!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Chris.