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Friday, July 24, 2015

Hot Times and Vases, July 24, 2015

We had some hot weather for a few days but now it has gotten cooler again, we may even have rain this weekend.  But hot colors continue in the garden.

Today I am linking with-

Orange You Glad it's Friday hosted by Maria

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Saturday's Critters hosted by Eileen

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma and Mystical Magical Teacher

In a Vase on Monday hosted by Rambling in the Garden

Wordless on Tuesday hosted by NC Sue

For some reason my 2 red roses are blooming together, Red Ribbons, a ground cover rose-

And the climber Dublin Bay, which has very long-lasting flowers, note the dry grass-

This double Gaillardia from a mix is blooming-

A close-up of my cut flowers- gladiolas, fireweed, daylily 'fulva', Crocosmia 'Montbretia', and greens from yarrow, note the orange color echoes-

My entry next Monday for In a Vase on Monday, which will link up then, the tea pot sculpture was done by my artist daughter-




And for something cool, a Canadian thistle flower, which after many years I discovered has a lovely fragrance when it wafted in my direction, worthy of a perfume but to attract pollinators, I spend a lot of time every year cutting them off and preventing them from going to seed  but they keep on trying-

A Painted Lady Butterfly, Vanessa annabella, isn't that a pretty name?

I'm picking plums and blueberries, a few raspberries, and looking forward to these-

What is ripening in your garden?              Hannah

                                                          or cameras are macro

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58 comments:

  1. Can you tell me if Dublin Bay Rose has a lovely smell. I am looking for a long lasting smelling Rose. Can you email me with answer please margaretadamson@mail.com. Love all your flowers, butterfly and grapes look delicious. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Margaret, while Dublin Bay is beautiful and long lasting, I can't detect any fragrance, though on Help Me Find Roses it claims it has moderate fragrance. Don Juan is supposed to be fragrant, a friend had one that was vigorously covered with flowers and might be a good choice. Here is a forum post-

      http://forums2.gardenweb.com/discussions/1667000/climbing-red-rose-blaze-or-dublin-bay

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  2. Sweetly and diverse is your floral choices, I like very much.
    I visit you from Friday's Flowers.
    Warm greetings from Germany

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    1. Thanks Jutta, I'm happy that some of my new plants grown from seed are blooming, it is a fun summer. Hugs from the PNW.

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  3. Love all your flowers, and the painted lady.
    You are as beautiful as my little mushroom.

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    1. Thanks, Rainfield, the Painted Lady has such an intricate design. I like the glow on the edges of your wandering mushroom.

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  4. Hello Hannah, the butterfly and it's name is pretty. I love your gorgeous roses and the other blooms. Very pretty arrangement and vase. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen, I think some biologists name things after their girlfriends.;-) The red roses are so enjoyable when they bloom.

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  5. Love the beautiful flowers, love the tea pot. Oh my gosh, I wouldn't mind having one like that. It's outstanding.

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    1. Thanks, Latane, the tea pots are more artistic than utilitarian, it is very tall and heavy which makes it great for a vase.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa, I'm not really much for cut flowers but the gladiolas like to flop so that you can't even see the flowers, so I thought they would be fun.

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  7. Thank you so much for linking up with Today's Flowers Hannah. Your photos are lovely and the teapot made by your daughter, a delightful gift and makes a beautiful vase. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks, Denise, it is wonderful as a vase.

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  8. Greeting from Canada. Beautiful, beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Carolann, it's fun to see what blooms during the summer.

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    1. Thanks, Bob, I enjoyed your Guilllemots.

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  10. Love the flowers and that vase is amazing! Love the colors.....

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    1. Thanks, Donna, I don't really know how my daughter made the long curving spout. I enjoy it though.

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  11. Very pretty! The butterfly is beautiful and I love the flowers arranged in the vase. Great shots!

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    1. Thanks, It was fun making an arrangement.

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  12. Your flowers are doing wonderfully!

    I have a Vanessa, too. Vanessa atalanta, Red Admiral.
    ~

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    1. I think they may live here too. I enjoyed your large moth!

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  13. I am familiar with the Painted Lady but I didn't know of its lovely Latin name. It looks like creativity runs in your family with those flower arrangements.

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  14. I am familiar with the Painted Lady but I didn't know of its lovely Latin name. It looks like creativity runs in your family with those flower arrangements.

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    1. Thanks, Phil, I have flowers named Melissa and Prunella, so I am tickled by a butterfly called Vanessa. I have a kiln and did ceramics with my kids when they were growing up. And now I fire things for my grandkids.

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  15. Wonderful deep red of those roses. That teapot sculpture is fantastic-wonderful curves, lines and height. I think I also have the fulva lily growing here or something very similar.

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  16. Wonderful deep red of those roses. That teapot sculpture is fantastic-wonderful curves, lines and height. I think I also have the fulva lily growing here or something very similar.

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    1. Thanks, Abrianna, they are a great red color. I am amazed by my daughter's long spout on the teapot, and lovely glaze.

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  17. The vibrant fuchsia and orange flowers in your vase are delightful, Hannah. Your daughter's teapot grounds the arrangement nicely. I wish I could find that double Gaillardia somewhere down my way too.

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    1. Thanks, Kris, I enjoyed this arrangement. The double Gaillardia was in a mix from Swallowtail seeds that I started last fall, but it would probably be safer to find seeds just for doubles. Well, I'm perplexed, I just looked at the Swallowtail mix and it says it is singles. But lots of doubles seeds come up on google. I must say that the double is a really skimpy little plant.

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  18. The ceramic piece is lovely and your flowers are arranged beautifully to accentuate the lines. Susie

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    1. Thanks, Susie, it does make a grand vase.

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  19. Double Gallardia looks like a fairy wearing a tutu!

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    1. Thanks, Noelle, it was a total surprise when it bloomed. I hope it gets bigger and sticks around.

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  20. Beautiful flowers in your garden. I imagine they attract a lot of butterflies like the lovely one you photographed. I love the arrangement in the pretty ceramic teapot.

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    1. Thanks, Pat, I do get some Western Swallowtails, Ladies, Red Admirals, skippers, and unfortunately lots of Cloud sulfurs flittering over my kale to lay eggs. And I enjoy the Tiger moths and Cinnabar moths when I am lucky enough to see one. There was even a giant Polyphemus moth once.

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  21. Hello Hannah, lovely post and your arrangement is beautiful! The teapot is wonderful - your daughter is very talented. I like the inclusion of the Fireweed in your vase ... I think it is one of our prettiest native flowers, though it does tend to seed itself all over the garden given half a chance. And I'm now suffering from serious butterfly envy ... we have seen so few this summer so far.

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  22. Thanks, Elizabeth, we usually have a few but I rarely get good photos of them up close. It is supposed to go to the 90's again soon so maybe the heat will discourage them too, and make for lots of watering.

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  23. Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html

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    1. Your artistic effects are cool, Sue!

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  24. I do like that teapot flower arrangement. Wished my grapes looked as good as yours do.

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    1. Thanks, Betsy, Glads make grand arrangements, don't they. The grapes are amazing, so many this year, it will take them a while to color up though. My main problem when they start getting ripe is wasps swarming on the fruit.

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  25. Lovely blossoms!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html

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  26. Thanks, Sue, thanks for hosting.

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  27. I have really struggled to leave a comment on your post and on any BlogSpot blogs so something has changed somewhere. I have tried again using Internet Explorer instead of Firefox and that seems to be OK which is all very odd as I have been using Firefox in preference for a couple of years. What I was trying to say was:
    'That looks beautiful, Hannah - the contrasting colours work so well together and that teapot is brilliant as a vase. Thanks for sharing'

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    1. Sorry to hear of your difficulties, if anyone has problems please email me at z8hannah8z@gmail.com to let me know or comment.

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  28. The teapot vase is so elegant, it really looks good with the flowers. Cool color echo!

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  29. I enjoyed the variety of things your posted photos of. The painted lady is my favorite. I'm pleased to finally be seeing some. Those grapes are lovely! We are eating cucumbers, peppers, carrots, a few green beans, and the tomatoes are just starting to ripen. Thanks for your comment on my WW post. I am sure we are not the only ones who feel a bit sad when the days start getting shorter, but you are right that it's good to get to eat out of the garden. I had our granddaughter watch me dig one hill of potatoes to see how many potatoes were there, and she helped pick them up and put them into the bowl. She also wanted to pick up clods of dirt and put those in the bowl. ;-)

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    1. Little kids have so much fun picking vegetables. My grandkids like to pick plums and climb my tree hunting fruit. We're getting another heat wave, I hope the weather is treating you well, Sue.

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  30. ⊰❀˚° ·.
    Flores lindas!!!
    Ótima quinta-feira!
    Beijinhos.
    ♡ه° ·.

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    1. Thanks, Dilla, it's supposed to be 101ºF here today, but I got our early while it was cool to water and weed. I hope things are cooler out your way.

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  31. a super vibrant vase! I really love the deep red of the Dublin Bay climber.

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  32. a super vibrant vase! I really love the deep red of the Dublin Bay climber.

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  33. Hi Hannah, I am back to thank you for the tip on the cooking appliance. I am going to look into that :)

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