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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Continuing Bloom Perennials, July 26, 2014

Welcome to my garden, for continuing bloom there are various perennials coming into bloom. Daylilies are still blooming, and a few roses.   Today I am linking with-

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Here is part of my newest garden bed, with a very vigorous hardy kiwi trying to invade on the right.  Achillea 'Cassis' in front, my most successful allium, Elephant Garlic, whose balls are visited by hummingbirds, Liatris spicata, and a red daylily-

Achillea 'Cassis' with Rozanne behind-

Liatris spicata-

It must be sunny because the Blue Pimpernel, also known as Poor Man's Weatherglass, is open-

Another very different Achillea, '

Love Parade'-

A new annual with an intensely red flower, loved by hummingbirds, Petunia exserta, here in a planter with ageratum-


A magnificent Tiger moth visitor, the shaggy mane hints at its woolly bear origins-

And my early heirloom wax bean, Pisarecka Zlutoluske-

What has visited your garden lately?     Hannah

or cameras are macro

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42 comments:

  1. Lovely flowers and the moth is gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Thanks, Gunilla, I get so excited when I get to see one of these wonderful moths.

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  3. You have such lovely flowers in your garden. I love your photo's.
    Have a nice week

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    1. Thanks, Riet, I am enjoying all the flowers I started from seed this year, it was fun but a lot of work. I just spent the weekend at my nephew's wedding, it was fun and I took some photos of flower arrangements for next week's post.

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    1. Thanks, Laura, and thanks for taking the time to host.

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  5. your garden must be very beautiful to see. lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Felicia, it is 2 acres so part looks like a park, the flowers are just in a few beds. But I've been working for years on getting a succession of flowers going.

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  6. Wonderful mix of colours in these lovely flowers. You seem to be growing a rainbow.

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    1. Thanks, Gemma, I'm really thrilled by the red Petunias. They are rather delicate and easily nipped off by rabbits though, so I'm glad to grow some in pots on my deck where they can be untouched.

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  7. Nice shots the moth is kind of cool.

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    1. Thanks, Bruce, your insect macro shots are wonderful. I was surprised to find out how many different Tiger moths live here.

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    1. Thanks, I've been watching them to see how they do, and it does seem to be true that they reflect the weather with their blossoms.

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  9. Hello Hannah,

    Your garden is growing nicely; blue blooms are so rare. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, I don't grow Delphiniums, they would help. The borage family has a lot. Thanks for hosting.

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  10. Fascinating Petunia exserta. Like a red parachute!
    I love wax beans. May be go and have a look...

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    1. Thanks Villrose. I'm hoping the Petunia exserta gets big like the website claims. It's a rather delicate plant. My Gallica roses are done too.

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  11. Happy Blue Monday, Hannah!
    Always a treat to visit your garden :)

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    1. Thanks, Pernilla. Mexican restaurants down under! So funny,

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  12. Your garden grows beautifully! Love the pretty moth.

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    1. Thanks, Pat, isn't it splendid! Your hummingbird with attitude is soooo cute!

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  13. Oh thank you so much for sharing your beautys and the beautiful moth. That was a great capture. I really miss gardening. My father and his mother both had green houses. Although my grandmother called hers the 'hot house'. I loved going in and seeing her plants. Thank you for sharing yours. And thank you for coming by and seeing my Blue Quilts. I had a great time at the quilt show. You sweet comments have caused me to think about a post about quilting. It's been on my mind for awhile. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful week,
    Sherry

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  14. Exquisite flowers, great colors!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, I always liket the colors in your compositions too.

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  15. Wonderful photos of all this beautiful flowers and the little winged animal.
    Thank you very much for all your comments on my blog.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    1. Thanks, Synnove, I liked your butterfly, and I adore hot springs!

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  16. I so enjoyed the tour through your garden. Beautiful flowers and the moth looked so big. My garden here in Texas is done. Heat and squash bugs prompted the pulling up of the squash. Tomatoes are still blooming....yay! Happy Blue Monday!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. Thanks, Sue! It was a big moth, but I never get to see the orange underwings. I guess in Texas you have to garden most in spring and fall, those were my favorite seasons when I lived in Houston as a child. It's good your tomatoes are still going, do you grow okra? It likes heat.

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  17. You lucky ducky obviously have plenty of water. In my dry climate even Kiwi fruit dies.
    That new petunia is a pretty star shape.

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    2. If you don't have access to enough water to keep your Kiwi alive, that is sad indeed. I hope there are things that make living there special for you though. Israel has succeeded in reclaiming desert, so it can be done-

      http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reclamation-of-man-made-desert/

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  18. Very colorful flower arrangements.

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    1. Thanks, Christian, I like your bird photos and reflections.

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  19. That red flower is stunning...and those yellow beans look so yummy. Hoping mine start sporting beans soon! Love fresh beans right from the garden.

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    1. The yellow beans are great because they are earlier than all the other beans I grow and cold tolerant. Now I'm getting other beans too, and lots of cucumbers and squash. The Petunia exserta is a really intense red.

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  20. That Petunia has a fascinating shape! I don't remember seeing a Petunia that red and that interesting before. I can see why the hummingbirds must like them, but they must have to dive in from the top? Must be fun to watch! That moth is pretty spectacular!

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    1. The red Petunias have a very long neck, I can see why they are hummingbird flowers. I like the moth, I rarely get to see them.

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  21. my visitor was a tiny baby leopard tortoise!

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    1. He's such a cutie! His shell looks hand-painted.

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