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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Continuous Bloom- Roses and Daylilies June 28, 2014

Mostly flowers again, Roses continue to bloom but now the daylily season is in full sway.  Today I am linking with-

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Monday Mellow Yellows hosted by Gemman Wiseman

Saturday's Critters hosted by Eileen

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Roses continue to bloom, this is Julia Child, which has a lovely myrrh scent-

The gorgeous large-flowered Apricot Nectar-


Another ground cover rose, Baby Blanket, with some Rozanne hardy geranium-

Rozanne-

And with a tiny native bee-
  

And now for what I call a round ruffled daylily, with my favorite eyezone color, red-

A sumptuous ruffled peach-

A spider, Yabba Dabba Doo-

A cute near-bagel with a dainty pink eyezone, possibly Janice Brown-

There was a fluttering sound, and someone was peeking at me-

A wonderful sight, a giant Silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus, 5 1/2" / 14 cm, wish the photo were sharper-

The top of the wing has a curious gray edge, I hope you can make out the large furry legs-

Finally, in celebration of our country's 238th anniversary, the wonderful rose Fourth of July, bursting in color like fireworks-
To view other striped roses I've collected, click here.

My older children long ago, wishing you happy 4th of July-

Happy Fourth of July later this week!     Hannah

©Weeding on the Wild Side, all rights reserved.

53 comments:

  1. Wow ! Such beautiful flowers and so gorgeous butterfly !
    Great photos !

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    1. Thanks, Ela, I looked at your blog and you have a butterfly that looks a great deal like my Giant Silk Moth, especially the lower eyes!

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  2. Such a lot aof stunning nature photos! Thanks for sharing them with us!
    If your photos are too big to, try this:
    max. 800 pix in the length - i didi it and it works!

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    1. Thanks, Frauke, I enjoyed your garden tour.

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    2. ... and i enyoyd your flower tour again!
      I also think that it's better to not encount a gargoyle at night ;-)

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  3. The moth is amazing. I love the roses and the lilies as well. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, I never expected to see such a big beautiful moth in my garden. The moths have been much better than butterflies in posing for me.

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    1. Thanks, Laura, with the daylilies blooming too, it's very colorful for a while.

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  5. Wonderful images of your beautiful flowers and what a surprise to see the giant moth.

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    1. Thanks, Felicia, it was quite a surprise to see it, I didn't even know such large moths lived around here. I only had my phone camera handy to get some shots.

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    1. Thanks, Christine, it's a wonderful time of the year to take photographs with so much blooming and fruiting as well.

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  7. Spectacular collection of flowers. And so love the ruffled day lily.

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    1. Thanks, Gemma, I also love the ruffled ones, especially the round ones, so perfect.

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  8. My goodness...what luscious beauties. All of them. But I must say you saved the best for last...WOW...dazzling.

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    1. Thanks, Anni, I love variegated roses, I have collected them in the past. I thought I had lost this one for a while but discovered it had come back.

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  9. Flowers are so beautiful - nice shots! / Ritva

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    1. Thanks, Ritva, I enjoyed your desert scene and song lyrics. Takes me back....

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  10. Magnificent macro shots of gorgeous flowers ~ Wow! ~ Happy Week to you ~ enjoy ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks, Carol, Artmusedog is so cute this week, and I loved the schooners and haikus.

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  11. Nice photos, beautiful flowers are delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, I enjoyed your crystalline masterpiece!

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  12. Dear Hannah,
    thank you for this beautiful post. I think I've to put the Apricot Nectar on my list! She is a beauty!
    Have a wonderful and happy time, all my best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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    1. I hope you can find her, I used to get own root roses from Sequoia Nursery, but they closed, I don't know anything about rose nurseries in Europe.

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  13. What pretty flowers! Thanks for visiting my blog. Always great to hear from another PNW blogger! :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda, I saw your comment on Peter/ Outlaw Gardener's blog and wanted to see posts from another PNW gardener. I appreciate blogging with humor, though I'm not very good at it.

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  14. Fourth of July and Apricot nectar take my breath away. - Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, I can never get over how well Apricot Nectar does, she gets quite tall, I'm not much of a rose pruner, but I did cut her down a little last winter and may get brave and prune her a little lower next winter.

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  15. I love your flowers, but my heart completely melted at the sight of those early photos of your sweet children. Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thanks, Carol, that is a favorite photo of them. Some of my son's sons look kind of like him now. My daughter's son acts just like her as a child. Ironic!

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  16. Hi Hannah,

    Your children are precious; at least they were in this picture. I'm sure they're still the pride of you life. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    I took care of the extra link for you.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, it's hard for me to find blue flowers in my garden-centered myopia. Thanks for hosting, and Happy 4th of July!

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  17. Beautiful blooms. I love the Julia Child the best! Thanks for coming by Sunday. I was having kind of a depressing day! Thanks for the visit and sweet comment.
    Have a wonderful 4th.

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    1. Julia Child is beautiful, not a very vigorous bush though, but still going, so a success! I will have to try to get over to sniff some flowers. I love the myrrh fragrance. Distant Drums had the same scent and was great many years then inexplicably died. I use my praise music to get me through the day, it helps me remember my destination.

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    1. Thanks, Janice, I collected daylilies for many years and have a lot, thanks to a great daylily club and internet exchanges as well. I used to have good maps and could tell what they were, but time has changed the beds and now it is harder to identify them.

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  19. Such a sweet family picture - sweeter than all the flowers together! Big smiles ---

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    1. Thanks, Katrin, they were sweet kids, now I have 6 grandkids.;-)

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  20. lovely flowers and some really great colour to them

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    1. Thanks, Bruce, I liked your bugs and frogs, and hope you can find a wasp beetle. I had never heard of them, I guess there is a species that lives over here too.

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  21. Gorgeous butterfly! I love plants that bloom and bloom. Daylily season is just starting here north of Toronto.

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    1. Thanks, I'm having a really good year so far with moths, but the only butterflies I see are Swallowtails that flitter by in the distance.

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  22. Great colors, and lucky you to experience the giant butterfly!

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  23. Thanks, I enjoyed finding the moth more than it liked being found. This has been a good year for finding moths. Enjoy your daylilies, the season is always too short for me.

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  24. Beautiful blooms! That moth is way cool and the children are cute as a bug's ear!

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    1. Thanks, Peter, I thought the moth was way cool too, I guess I'm not sure just how cute a bug's ear is? I'm going to assume way cute? Chuckle.

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  25. Your kids were so cute! I was swooning over your Roses, because I don't have very many. My Lilies aren't blooming yet, but should be very soon. Beautiful photos! Have a wonderful and safe 4th!

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    1. I went through a collecting phase for roses and daylilies in a big way, other flowers to a lesser degree. I lost quite a few and the ones remaining are the real survivors, mostly very tough roses.

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  26. I love spider daylilies and Yabba Dabba Doo has a fun name, too! I love the colors in Julia Childs. That's a rose I might have to grow if I can get a fenced-off area. The apricot fading to pale yellow is gorgeous and the purple is so wonderfully unexpected!

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  27. Hannah such beautiful flowers and then a gorgeous butterfly! Hope you had a great Fourth!

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  28. Your kiddos were adorable, real blondes! Beautiful flowers and butterfly.

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