What's Blooming - July 2007
Two photos this time! [Note! Click images for a larger view.]
The one with the horse (Misty, a visitor for the recent TTEAM workshop), shows a white clematis behind the opening pinkish lilies. It is a mass of white stars, smells heavenly, and grows on a thick stemmed and leaved bush. I wish I knew it's name. By the way, the photo that's still on the website from a few weeks ago also features a clematis - a lovely and unusual blue one which is a kind of clematis integrifolia. I'll leave it there a day or so more in case you haven't seen it.
I have just come home from a week away, and before I left there were bluebird parents and their early summer offspring feeding babies in the bird box on the fence. I checked the box yesterday and it appears they all survived, fledged, and have flown. I'll miss the blue blur of their wings across the garden.
This picture was taken by Nancy Brooks at the garden photography workshop with Adrienne Herron. The deep orange flower (I can't track down their name - anyone know it? helio-something) has finally found a place where it can thrive. It has had to cope with my moving it all over the garden (much to my gardening neighbour's distress), but I'll leave it alone from now on. It fits that charming description: "does well where happy"!
Happy summer everyone!
All the best,