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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-


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

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wildflower Wednesday June 25, 2014

Welcome to my Wildflower Wednesday post, to see other wildflowers from around the world, join hostess Gail at Clay and Limestone.

I'm also linking with Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Summer Daydreamer.

The most spectacular wildflower blooming for me now is Fireweed, Chamerion angustifolium, here with Yarrow and Spirea.

Ocean Spray, Holodiscus discolor, is also blooming, a delicate spray of tiny white flowers-

 I was delighted to find Aquilegia formosa, the native Columbine, had survived after all in my garden, not a very substantial plant compared to the tall double ones, but love the color-

Spring Beauty is still blooming-

The large native Borage family Phacelia hastata, with its scorpioid inflorescences, it keeps some native pollinators happy for a long time, so I let this large one grow in one of my vegetable beds-

So, what is blooming in your yard that is wild or native?  -Hannah

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Midsummer's Night Dreams, June 20, 2014

Welcome to my Midsummer's Night's post, the shortest night of the year.  Today I am linking with-

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Skywatch Friday hosted by Yogi, Sylvia, and Sandy

The roses are still blooming great, climbing Dublin Bay, a gorgeous red that lasts a long time on the vine-

Ground cover rose Lavender Dream-

Rugosa Rose Topaz Jewel-

Topaz Jewel with visitor, a Soldier beetle, which eats pollen and is related to a Lightning bug but very ugly, apparently they swarm in Australia-

The Japanese Irises are blooming as well, they make me think of twirling ballerina skirts, Tuptim-

Ink on Ice-

Ink on Ice with a magenta Siberian Iris-

Perhaps you noticed another visitor in the above photo, amazing to me another large elegant moth with a fuzzy orange and black caterpillar, Ranchman's Tiger Moth, Platyprepia virginalis, I guess it couldn't fly in the rain-

And finally Campanula poscharskyana, on the north side of my house where it gets little or no sun, note the blue recycling bin-

Wider shot, on the left you can see one of my Rhododendrons pruned to see the twisty branches-

This Campanula is even edible, though I haven't tried it, closer up, cute little heart-shaped leaves-

A surprise was a bigger flowered Campanula, I think rotundifolia popped up at the edge of a bed last year, and increased in size this year-

So, Happy Summer, I am pleased to be picking raspberries, currants, strawberries, and a few blueberries now.  I just chased a deer out of my main garden bed, he could have done a lot of damage but apparently just got there, I left the gate open.   Silly me.   -Hannah

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Foliage Follow-up, June 16, 2014

Hi, joining up late for Foliage Follow-up, join hostess Pam at Digging for more foliage selections, also see the comment section.

I have a visitor to my garden, actually he lurks here, my Akebia elephant, you have to use your imagination-

I enjoy a few burgundy plants in my garden, first my fairly new Cotinus-

Plum Passion Nandina-

Berberis thunbergii on Elaeagnus ebbingei 'variegata'-

What is growing burgundy or lurking in your garden?


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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, June 15, 2014

Welcome to What's Blooming Now!  To see what is blooming in other gardens around the world,  join hostess Carol of May Dreams Gardens.   Also linking with-

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Mellow Yellows Monday hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

My third Clematis, 'Venosa Violacea', is blooming and for some reason really went all out this year, here with my very rampant Madame Plantier on the left and once blooming Gallica Rosa Mundi on the right, Champney's Pink Cluster peeking out on the right behind VV-

The tiny blue flowers of Anagallis monelli, Blue Pimpernel-

Roses still are in the lead for blooms.   Once-bloomers steal the show for a while, click for more views.
Belle de Crecy and  Leda damask,

Tuscany Superb and Rosa Mundi-                                                      

Modern ground cover roses are doing great, The Faun- pink- a few blooms on the left, Sea Foam- blush to white, incredibly floriferous, taken from above-

The Faun and Sea Foam, they have bloom form similar to OGR style blooms that I love-

And last to bloom, the one I've been waiting for because of the color, Red Ribbons-

One of the best ground cover hardy Geraniums, oxonianum 'Claridge Druce', self-sows,  April, growing back in spring-

Now in June, taller and blooming, it shuts out the weeds-

Other hardy Geraniums are blooming as well, along with Geums, Knautia, Dame's Rocket, and a few late Columbines.

Daylilies are beginning to bloom, here's one with my favorite eye color, red-

And a round ruffled one in gold-

I was surprised to find it loaded with tiny Sweat Bees with metallic green heads and thoraxes-

A wonderfully fragrant plant now blooming, Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'-

Spring doesn't have long to go, I really enjoy the days getting longer, but it won't last.;-(

-Hannah                             or cameras are macro

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