Sunday, June 28, 2015

Late June Blooms

 Cactus blossom

Every year I'm pleasantly surprised when these blossoms open. But why? They've done it every year for at least eight or ten - ever since a friend gave me a cutting. This cactus is a native of the Canadian Prairies. - a climate that is often colder than Ontario where I live.

 Perennial foxglove

Another much-appreciated garden bloomer!

 An annual fringed poppy

Although this is an annual it comes back every year. It seeds prolifically, which is GREAT since I love them.

Annual poppy with petals fallen off

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55 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

These are all so beautiful! Thanks for the smile.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas! bjs,chica

Revrunner said...

The colors are fantastic, but I especially like the geometry in that last photo.

visualnorway said...

I winter we dream of it, in spring we wait for it - in summer we see it!

Sandra said...

all of these gorgeous flowers are new to me and i have not seen them in real life..

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous blooms. I love the cactus bloom and the pretty poppy. Have a happy Sunday and new week ahead!

blogoratti said...

Great photos indeed.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm the same EG.. you just know they'll bloom but when they do, it's so good to see. Lovely series of floral images.

William Kendall said...

They're all beauties, EG!

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

awesome blooms!! i can't pick a fave ... they are ALL amazing. ( :

rainfield61 said...

They are beautiful, even after the petals have fallen.

Kathy said...

I didn't realize cactus grew in Canada. Are they the same varieties that we have in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California? And I've never seen a yellow foxglove before. Our local ones here (which are rare) are usually lavendar. I actually saw them as nursery plants last summer in blues and pinks, colors I'm more familiar with.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your blooms are beautiful. I love flowers but not gardening so I guess you could say that I just want the baby and not the labor pains as we say in the oilfield.

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful shots of the beauties. :)

Maggie said...

Beautiful captures, each and every one but the fringed poppy stole my heart!
Thanks for stopping by in Normandy earlier.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love it when a cactus blooms. Your photos are lovely!!!

Janis
GDP

Debbie said...

it is a wonderful time in the garden!!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely flowers.

Our cactus flowered for the first time this spring, beautiful to see

Kate said...

It is lovely to see so many colorful blossoms.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Magia da Inês said...

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Fotos super lindas!!!

Ótimo domingo! Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
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Mary Hone said...

Those are all so beautiful! I love that red one.

VP said...

Wonderful shots of lovely flowers!

Birdman said...

Simple is always a winner. Throw in yellow= winner+.

A Quiet Corner said...

Foxgloves, another one of my favorites!!...:)JP

Rose said...

These are all just simply gorgeous!

RedPat said...

Your garden must be lovely this spring, EG!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures of such gorgeous, colorful flowers, EG!! I always look forward to your post and wonderful pics!! They're the perfect start for any day!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty and for the kind words you leave on my blog!! I do hope you have a wonderful new week!! Enjoy!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful blooms. I didn't know that cactus would grow in Ontario.

cieldequimper said...

The best part of the year for flowers but it's too hot for me! The first one is such a beauty!

Ela said...

Oh, what beautiful flowers !!!
As always your photos are gorgeous !!
Greetings

Ruth Hiebert said...

Each flower has a special kind of beauty. I look forward to each flower that opens,even if it is not something new,the beauty is timeless.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Hannah said...

The cactus flower is so pretty with the orange color on the throat. It's surprising it grows in Canada. I was sent a bonus package of annual poppies but didn't get them sown, I wish I had looking at your lovely flower, so red and fringy.

Lois said...

They are all simply glorious! I love the bright colors, especially the yellow.

Randy said...

Beautiful flowers and colors.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Very beautiful collection, Tina!
The first one almost looks like a Hibiscus.
Have a Wonderful Week!
Peace :)

Jack said...

You do a fine job with flower close-ups, EG.

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of blooms!

Kay said...

Great shots! I'm especially taken by the cactus blossom. It's gorgeous! I had no idea there are native cactus in Canada.

Halcyon said...

It's nice to have a garden that takes care of itself! ;-)

Margaret Adamson said...

all beautiful even the poppy head.

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful array of colours!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous flowers! I love the cactus blossom and the poppies.

Anvilcloud said...

Apparently, your garden is growing very well. Annuals that reseed and keep returning are a good thing in the right garden.

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful macro-shots! The yellow on top is fantastic.

Amy at love made my home said...

Stunning flowers! xx

Felicia said...

pretty blooms. i like the last one.

maryaustria said...

Such beautiful flowers! Amazing shots!!

Indrani said...

I love your subjects, the focus and the lighting. Great shots!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Don't you love it? I'm getting forgetful and find they are such a surprise. And I forget the new ones I've planted!!!! :-)

Andrea said...

Beautiful blooms you got there. We also have some cactus but not many blooms in our hot weather, they really like it cool.

Gayle said...

Very nice photos including the end stage of the poppy.

Rambling Woods said...

So vibrant Tina. I didn't know about a cactus that can grow in a colder area... I need to plant some poppies... Michelle

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