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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

GARDEN SHOTS


I thought I would share a few random shots from my garden today. We have been getting wonderfull rains and cooler temps, so things are looking better.Look closely at the top photo-see the fly? He was soon to be lunch for the little fellow in the bottom photo.
Love the blooms on this hibiscus. They are usually about the size of a large salad plate, but were smaller this year-probably due to the extreme drought and high temps we had earlier. I am joining http://www.fishtailcottage.blogspot.com for Cottage Flora Thursday.Also http://www.tootsietime.blogspot.com  for Fertilizer Friday.

17 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

my hibicus won't bloom for weeks yet. send me your rain and cooler temperatures!!! this weather is killing me!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv thos perennial hibiscus. I have a lot in the yard and use to have many more.

Lady Di Tn said...

Lovely flowers and I am very fond of the color. I hope your central unit has been repaired for several days now. We were worried about the one at the kitchen end of the house but Prince worked on it and it is cooling better now. Peace

Lavender Cottage said...

Pretty pinks in your garden.

xinex said...

What beautiful flowers! What beautiful colors!.....Christine

Fishtail Cottage said...

oops - here is the correct link to share w/friends so they too can come to the party.... http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ Thanks so much for sharing over at Cottage Flora Thursday's garden party! I think your cooler temps will make the garden happy...we are finally seeing summer this week, but the garden is starting to dry out already! (can't win i guess). xoxo, tracie

Darla said...

Your tall garden phlox and your hibiscus are great colors!

Larry said...

Don't you just love all the hardy hibiscus available of late... yours is lovely! I think my favorite thus far has been 'Sweet Caroline', a beautifully ruffled pink. Enjoyed my visit this morning! Larry

poppilinnstudios said...

Pretty pink flowers! Love the Hibiscus.
-Lynn

Picket said...

Hey girl...love the colors of those flowers..I use to have a red hibiscus that I always carried a piece of with me everywhere I moved for the last 26 yrs...but the draught killed it...I will probably sneak over to sister's house and get a piece of her's when she's not looking...lol
Hope you're having a great week and thanks so much for coming by....Picket

Marydon said...

Ooooooooooooo! What beautiful pinks! Love those hibiscus & phlox. Going to have to buy some one of these days.

TY for you sweet wishes for the little church down our road. The congregation I am sure will rebuild. All that is left is the frame.

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

HolleyGarden said...

Your hibiscus is beautiful. Cute lizard, too. Glad you're starting to get rain now!

Diane said...

Wonderful pink today!

Tootsie said...

that is a gorgeous hibiscus...I wish they grew here...but it is too cold...and I have no luck with them indoors!
thank you for linking in and flaunting with me this week...I do hope to see you here flaunting again soon!!! I hope you have a great weekend friend...I enjoyed the visit here today!

Shirley @ The Gardening LIfe said...

I've never grown Hibiscus, though I have been tempted. Even more so now that you mention the probable size of the blooms! Gorgeous!

Karen said...

Sorry I'm late to the party! lol
Your Hibiscus is a beauty!
I so want one like that

glimpsesofglory-karen.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

The phlox is so pretty with the resident fly onboard. I wish I had the ability to grow hibiscus like yours, mine don't bloom until nearly the end of August and then they're kinda floppy. Yours is beautiful!