Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

I almost heard Gomer Pyle (remember him?) exclaiming "shazam" and "surprise, surprise, surprise" in my garden when I took a quick stroll around this afternoon. A lot of flowers burst into bloom, seemingly overnight! Must be the flower fairies FedExed them. Foxglove, columbine, cornflower, sweet williams (pinks), campanula (balloon flower), colorful, yellow coreopsis blooms... The overpowering sweetness of the brambly, multi flora rose has almost peaked, and the old fashioned roses are spent (due to several heavy rains) before they really had a chance to bloom. The glorious poppy is just a bright memory and the peony's petals have fallen with the rain.

Foxglove (digitalis)


Coreopsis -bloomed overnight!

Coreopsis bud

Multiflora rose- so sweet !

Blue cornflower

Sweet Williams (pinks)


Old fashined rose



Yellow flag iris- thanks, B!

Decorative grass from a dear friend


me ann my camera said...

Your flowers are all very beautiful with such a wide variety of blooms!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Enjoyed your pictures.

I wandered onto your site because I like gardening and farmhouses. Glad I stopped by.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous garden you have! Beautiful flowers!