Friday, 15 February 2013

February flowers

The summer garden of abundance continues! It was hard finding flowers to photograph this month that weren't more of the same as January. That's a good complaint to have though as I love my summer beauties. I wouldn't mind if the peonies were still in bloom, but at least the delphiniums are having another go. I also have some carnations that I sowed from seed, they were meant to be a picotee mix but I think they could more correctly be called ripple (second picture down, left and right sides). Anyway they are pretty no matter what you call them, and it will be exciting to see what other colours open up. Elsewhere in the garden it's dahlias, gaura, cosmos and echinacea. The Peace rose is also getting another round of flowering underway... it's a good little performer that one.

How is your garden this February? As usual I'm linking up to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely flowers, and loved your mosaic!

    Interesting to see your Peace rose, I had one for many years that I finally removed last autumn, I have many pictures of it on my blog. It flowered with different shades depending on time of year, and possibly temperature/light. Your colour (if you have taken this pictures now) would have been mine in the deep of winter, pale and creamy - as in the middle of summer Peace is much more orange/salmon in my garden. Interesting...here you can see the different shades I used to have, from the palest in the winter to the strongest in the summer: http://graphicality-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-roses-in-my-garden.html
    Happy GBBD!

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    1. That is very interesting! I find that mine goes darker and has the pink edges more in cooler weather, in summer it is this pale yellow. I also notice the blooms fade as they open. I will really need to do what you did and photograph it throughout the year. How funny that our roses would change colour in the opposite way like this. Perhaps they go by the calendar month rather than the season!

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  2. Beautiful! I especially like the Carnations.
    Happy Bloom Day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. Thanks Lea, yes they are fun, it's like waiting to unwrap a present!

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  3. What a lovely array of blossoms. I so enjoy looking at summer while our landscape is covered with snow and I only have a few blooming plants indoors.

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    1. Nothing like dreaming of summer in the middle of winter :)

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  4. Lovely to see a glimpse of summer whilst winter still lingers here in the northern hemisphere :)

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  5. Yes spring isn't quite here yet and so nice to appreciate your blooms

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    1. Hopefully it's not too far away, then I'll be the one jealous of your blooms :)

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  6. What beautiful flowers! They look so nice together in your collage. Love the striped ones!

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    1. Thanks Holley, yes they are fun to look at and they smell good too, just like spicy cloves.

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  7. I look forward to seeing your monthly GBBD bouquet...it's lovely. And it's such a vicarious thrill to see all of your other blooms. Your potager is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Laura, I'm so happy to hear that :) I always think that one of the best ways to plan your own garden is to look at pictures of other people's.

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