Sunday, July 26, 2015

Garden Flowers in Bloom

 Hollyhocks

An old-fashioned flower that reseeds itself in some of the most delightful places...and sometimes not. This plant is in a great spot.

 Balloon Flower

The bud below the three blossoms shows you how this flower got it's name.

Purple coneflowers

I don't think it's possible to plant too many of these! They bloom for a long period and insects LOVE them for their nectar, especially butterflies.

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39 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Such delicate colours!

Andy said...

Nice photos Camera Girl. It is that time of year when we get flowers in bloom everywhere.

DeniseinVA said...

Marvelous photos of very pretty flowers. The balloon flower is one I love for its interesting design and how it starts out as a 'balloon '.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love the colour of the hollyhocks.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful selection from your garden. I am smiling! :D

Revrunner said...

So much fun to photograph these. They're just so interesting and colorful.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous blooms and lovely images! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

diane b said...

Great shots of the beautiful flowers.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The blooms are lovely, must get out and take some photos of mine.

Kate said...

Beautiful flowers today! Hollyhocks are a favorite and your portrait of them is wonderful.

Magia da Inês said...


Super lindo!!!

Boa semana!!!
Beijinhos.ჱه° ·.
❤˚° ·.

VP said...

The second one is my favorite!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Now I want to plant Purple Coneflowers and I love your Hollyhocks, those I have but in deep red. Hug B

Rose said...

Oh, wow, EG. Great shots...I love hollyhocks and don't have any any more.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, such beautiful, colorful flowers and terrific pics as always! I do love the detail you that you always capture!! What a great way to start my day!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!!

Donna said...

Three of my favorite flowers blooming now here too!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful!

RedPat said...

How lovely, EG!

Margaret Adamson said...

So beautiful these blooms. Have a great week ahead.

Linda W. said...

Lovely photos! Flowers always make me smile.

Michelle said...

Hollyhocks are a traditional flower around here.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Is it too simplistic to say they are all so pretty and the photos are gorgeous?
The first photo reminds me of my sister's parasol, from years ago.
Have a Great Week!
Peace :)

Stephanie said...

Your flower images are stunning!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I love the hollyhocks, we have them in NZ too.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful! The Hollyhocks have been a favourite for many years,of course the Coneflower is right up there near the top of the favourites list as well.

Jack said...

All three are good, but for me, the hollyhocks were the ones that jumped out at me.

Cloudia said...

So enjoyable!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful photos!
All the best!

Small Kucing said...

Lovely pics. I tried planting Hollyhock but unsuccessful

Kathy said...

Hollyhocks (and especially pink ones) and coneflowers are among my favorites. I don't think I've ever seen balloon flowers but I love the blue color. Just seeing these beautiful photos makes me want to plant a new garden!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on the colourful flowers! Love the cool balloon flower

Anvilcloud said...

Nice flowers, and I agree about echinacea.

Sandra said...

I tryed to think of a word that i have not used before, i know you get sick of hearing stunning, amazing, awesome so here is Phenomenal and that first one is a perfect match to Flamingo Pink

William Kendall said...

Such pretty colours, EG!

cieldequimper said...

They are all so pretty but my favourite is the hollyhocks macro!

edenhills said...

Those hollyhocks are beautiful! I really wish mine hadn't died out (okay, goats may have eaten them).

Kay said...

I have two out of three of these growing in my garden (no hollyhocks, sadly). I love your macro of the hollyhocks. You can see all the delicate pollen.

Felicia said...

all beautiful summer flowers.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous flowers! I love the coneflowers.

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