Clicking on the photos will enlarge them :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Today's Flowers

Dahlia 'Louise' Painted Lady Hibiscus

Amaranthus, pretty foliage no flowers.


Purple Coneflowers

Mezoo is blooming

After three years of pink Callas, where did this yellow come from?

Pretty colors on the Nandina
Scarlet Beebalm For more of Today's Flowers click on the Today's Flowers Banner to the lower right.

55 comments:

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great collection of flowers. Some creative groupings.

Reader Wil said...

What a lovely series of flowers! Excellent photos! Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for your visit! Have a great weekend.

Bren said...

WOW.... it looks like the Botanical Gardens at your place. Thank you for sharing on this fabulous Sunday. ENJOY the day dear Garden Friend!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful flowers, Darla. Love the Dahlias. We planted them one summer--and they did okay, but not great. SO--we didn't plant them again. Yours are gorgeous.


Have a great day --and Memorial Day..

Hugs,
Betsy

Florida Sue said...

How beautiful. Great shots Darla. I am patiently waiting for my yellow callas to arise, but now I won't be surprised if they turn out pink! I definitely need some dahlias..yours are exquisite.

Lois said...

Gorgeous as always Darla!

Leora said...

I look forward to the cone flowers. They are native to our area.

I tried growing bee balm once; it didn't flower for me. No idea why.

Great garden.

MedaM said...

Beautiful series of really lovely flowers!

flowergardengirl said...

I am a Dahlia fan but don't have any in the new gardens. I was going to but could not find the PW's I wanted. You blooms are perfect today.

Cathy said...

Beautiful!!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a great collection of flowers, you have a neat garden.

Rosamaria said...

I love dahlias, Darla!

How about that yellow callas in the middle of the pink ones? Very different!

Nice week for you!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful garden and shots.

2sweetnsaxy said...

How lovely! Great shots of the wonderful flowers. :-) Are these from your yard?

expressodalinha said...

Some of tem are very strange and fantastic.

Shellmo said...

Wonderful collection - last one especially caught my eye!

Darla said...

2sweetnsaxy: All flower photos are from my flower gardens unless otherwise stated.

Dorothy said...

Darla, You always have such pretty and interesting flowers!
Thanks for visiting my blog and telling me the name of my plant.

Euroangel said...

wow I love your flowers here...very lovely!! thanks for the info about pansies!! appreciate it!! you seems to know a lot of flower names!! great!

perennialgardener said...

Lovely blooms today Darla. I'm still waiting on my Monarda & Coneflowers. Your Dahlia is pretty. I have one that seems to be struggling this year after surviving our winters for 5 years in the ground. Have a nice rest of your weekend! :)

Euroangel said...

i do the same...most pictures of flowers are from our garden..unless otherwise stated...thanks for sharing your flowers too!

Pacey said...

Wow, great set of flowers here Darla. And the dahlia is so difficult to grow, so delicate. Could be about the temperature we got here.

Susie said...

Darla those calla lilies are so pretty. Love the pink and yellow together.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Seeing your flowers always gets me anxious to see them bloom here, which won't be for months.

ChrisC said...

For some reason I can't grow dahlias or callas here(the armadillos eat my bulbs).Love your's tho.

April said...

Your garden and flowers are lovely! Beautiful Hibiscus! They all have such pretty names.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Beautiful garden flowers. So that's Amaranthus. Those leaves are medicinal too, extract the juice for bruises. And the Callas, I've seen them here more on white and yellow than pink. You must have green thumbs too! Thanks for the visit.

Kathy said...

Oh I really love the first one but they are all beautiful shots. =)

Martha said...

I really think you have the prettiest garden I have ever seen! I mean that sincerely! :-)

lola said...

Love your flowers Darla. I wish I had more blooming now as all this rain is so depressing.
Anything I planted in the ground is history. The only thing surviving are the things I planted in tubs & whiskey barrels. That is mostly veggies.
Hope you have a great Memorial Day.

Prospero said...

Where did the yellow calla come from?
Are your plants producing seed?

Sue said...

Ohh, I have a favorite, and it's the dahlia! I finally found my bag of 3 bulbs, is that what you call the roots? Anyway, I need to get them in the ground and see if they grow.

Norm said...

wow! love those beautiful flowers esp the dahlia, you have fabulous series of flowers so pretty as always.

Ebie said...

Wow, nice flowers! You grow them in your garden, must have a green thumb. Also the pink calla lily, I have not seen that color, very beautiful, and the yellow too.

ilanadavita said...

Impressive shots; well-done.

RuneE said...

You must have lot of flowers around - I think I preferred the hibiscus.

Arija said...

A great set f flower photos, well done.

My Family Daily Adventure said...

Nice, you've got a collection of different flowers.
Have a blessed day

Blue said...

Hi,
If I have to do a choice, I choice Dahlia of your today's flower colletion.
It's spectacular flower.Thanks for sharing!

Dani said...

I love the coneflowers! I just wish I had better luck with them.

Jake said...

Its been awesome to see the Coneflower flowers grow and form.

Jake

Regina said...

All pretty flowers. I'm really
enjoying.

Luz said...

fabulous collection of flowers so beautiful..

Jean said...

Great selection of blooms! I love all your filled pots, especially the chair! Jean

Kara said...

I am still in love with your calalillies. I wonder if I can grow them down here?

mimi said...

beautiful dahlia and callas. happy weekdays.

Frances said...

Oooh so exciting about the yellow calla! Hope you are feeling better. :-)
Frances

Denise said...

Hi Darla, what a lovely variety of beautiful blooms. Thank you for identifying each one. I love to learn the ones I don't know. It may take a while but their names are slowly sinking in :) Thank you so much for sharing and have a great week.

Barbara said...

Darla,
Great series of flower captures. Love them Smiles Barbara

mothernaturesgarden said...

I especially love other's dahlias because mine do not do so well.
Donna

sunnymama said...

A lovely selection of gorgeous flowers! The second is my favourite :)

Billie Nguyen said...

I planted a Mezoo this past month in a container and it's grown into such a beautiful trailing plant with the prettiest pink flowers like the one in your pictures. It's listed as an annual, but do you think it could survive the winter if I protected it from frost? It's currently in a container along with a small Ponkan tangerine plant that I'm growing until it's established - then was planning to put it in the ground next year. But I'd really love to know how I could preserve my Mezoo so I can enjoy it for many more years. I live in Jacksonville FL where a few days a year we can get lows in the 20s. My plant tag lists that it's cold hardy down to 32 degrees F. Thanks and I love your pictures!

Darla said...

Billie: As far as the Mezoo, I think you can bring it inside during the winter. I have been pinching mine and sticking it in different containers in hopes of saving some of it. You can also pinch some and stick it in the ground just to see what happens, that's how I learn. Thanks for visiting.

Billie Nguyen said...

Thanks for your advice. I haven't tried to propagate them yet. Have the ones you propagated survived? Do you use root hormone or just stick them in soil?

alex216 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
謝謝你的文章分享,請你有空到我

參觀,Thanks