My World #120: The flowers in my garden

23 May

Someone told me that when we have wet winters, the roses are blooming spectacularly in May. Well, we had a wet fall, winter and spring so it wouldn’t surprise me if my garden is abloom right? But I still couldn’t believe that I have flowers like these. Allow me to show you what’s making me smile each time I step out of my front and back door?
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When we moved in this house, these roses were neglected. I initially wanted to dig them up and plant new roses – or something else in their spots, but my husband asked if we could give them another year to show us what they can produce. So in the fall, we pruned them, cultivated and amended the soil, and fertilized them. I’m glad I listened to my husband to give them another chance.
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My day lily survived countless gopher attacks.
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This is another from the lily family right? Need help identifying. I really loved this plant because it’s hardy and the flower is so dainty.
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My geraniums don’t want to be outdone, they are such a showy plant and I love looking at the blooms.
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I love this rose plant, it’s becoming my favorite.



Posted by on May 23, 2011 in My World


21 responses to “My World #120: The flowers in my garden

  1. barb

    May 23, 2011 at 5:11 am

    You have a Botanic Garden right in your own back yard!

  2. Carver

    May 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Your flowers are making me smile too. Gorgeous. I love the way the roses are gently bending into shapes.

  3. bw

    May 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    nice collection… I just bought flowers the other day. Have to plant new every spring.. which can be quite expensive 😦

  4. kayni

    May 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    beautiful especially the roses. i love roses too.

  5. Jidhu Jose

    May 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    beautiful flowers

  6. Al

    May 24, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Very impressive, lovely flowers and photos. We had an incredibly dry fall and winter, but just in the last few weeks we’re finally getting some rain and snow, and our yard is slowly coming back to life.

  7. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    May 24, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Wow! I’m smiling just looking at the pictures; beautiful flowers. You (and your husband) did a great job bringing that garden back. Thanks for sharing. I’m loving Spring (virtual Spring — it’s really more like summer here in Florida now).

  8. Cafe au lait

    May 24, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Beautiful blooms.

    I played too. My entries are here and here.

  9. Wren

    May 24, 2011 at 3:07 am

    These are beautiful – it’s so nice to see spring at last, putting on its best show.

  10. ladyfi

    May 24, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Wonderful flowers – and those roses are heavenly! Bet they smell divine too.

  11. Sylvia Kirkwood

    May 24, 2011 at 3:51 am

    I do love your gorgeous, colorful flowers and what a wonderful way to wind down my day! Such delightful captures! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!


  12. magiceye

    May 24, 2011 at 4:09 am

    oh they are all so lovely!

  13. Indrani

    May 24, 2011 at 4:23 am

    You have a lovely garden, wonderful collection. Must be a joy to see the garden everyday.

  14. Luna Miranda

    May 24, 2011 at 5:03 am

    these are gorgeous, Maria. no wonder they brought smiles on your lips, and maybe a twinkle in your eye.:p ohhh, i wish i have a garden!:(
    the rose bud in the last photo is so beautiful, i love the color. it’s not a common color around here.

  15. fjällripan

    May 24, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Hallo there! The geraniums are really beautiful, nice coulors. The lily you were wondering about is a Iris, I guess its the same engllish name as the swedish. They come in many coulors, even black and is a really great gardenflower who dont need much work 🙂 Have a nice day!

  16. Ebie

    May 24, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Such variety and showcase of flower blooms. No need to go to the Gardens. You have surely tended the garden very well.

  17. Boom & Gary

    May 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Wow!! I’m glad you kept the roses too. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  18. LifeRamblings

    May 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    you’ve such a beautiful garden. i can understand why those flowers are making you smile. they are truly gorgeous.

  19. seniorhiker

    May 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Your roses (and other flowers) are doing wonderfully well. They are all gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  20. snowwhite

    May 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    You have a green thumb!! What a gorgeous garden you have! Roses are smiling and blooming in thanks. Have a great week.

  21. Martha Z

    May 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    You have done well by your garden. The plant your were wondering about is
    Dietes iridioides also called:
    African Iris, Morea Iris, Fortnight Lily
    That common name “Fortnight Lily” is what causes confusion as it is an iris.


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