Garden Dreams: Flowers
August 27, 2009 by Barbara
Barbara: The vegetable garden provides us with deeply-appreciated sustenance for body and soul, but the flower garden is a feast for the eyes, not to mention an irresistible draw for bees and humans (especially humans with cameras).
I’ve indulged in the written word in the past two posts. This time I’ll let the images speak for themselves. Here are some of my favorite shots of Mary Beth’s star performers:
Love-in-a-Mist pod. It looks otherworldly.
One of two flower beds visible from Corn Neck Road.
One of my favorite color combos.
Dive right in.
Balloon flower — one of Dad's favorites.
Love the spiral pattern on this Coneflower (Echinacea).
Hydrangea — an old-fashioned beauty that I never get tired of.
The garden shed is covered on this side with clematis and on the other with wisteria.
Behind the house the flowerbed was filled with a feathery cloud of white and pink astilbe.
I just can't get enough of the color of these roses.
Nothing makes me smile more than these daisies, unless it's the peonies that preceed them in spring.
Black-eyed Susans in glorious jumble of blossoms!
Sunflower unfurling her petals to greet the day.
Heavy with seed and waiting for the birds.
This quiet beauty — St. John's Wort — was tucked away behind the cottage.
The colors of sunset in a rose.
Around every corner there is a new delight. This "Cherries Red" nasturtium sits by the shower that Ray built. There's nothing better than showering here with the setting sun warming your face. One of life's blissful moments! (Thank you, Ray.)
This flower bed borders the vegetable garden. A great place to enjoy morning tea.
Amazing how the light at different times of the day changes the look of things. Bonica roses in the morning light.
A sweet flower-filled window box graces the cottage.
Burgundy-colores roses decorate the vegetable garden.
It looks like a Fourth of July sparkler.
Wisteria archway frames a classic Block Island view.