Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Garden of Earthly Delights


I want to take a breather from the human side of life. My garden is a place of serenity and a source of joy to me. Many of the flowers I don't even have to care much for; the Master Gardener sees to them. The rains He sent have been good for us. I can feel the life throbbing in the garden.


The Cecil Brunner rose wants no attention from me, and in return it blooms profusely and fragrantly.


I enjoy this color in my collection of bearded iris.



Like the bearded iris, the willowy Dutch iris thrives on winter rain and my neglect.


This is a less-stately form of foxglove, and it gladly reblooms in spring. All it wants is a fair share of rain.




The lilac gets a trim once in a while, but that's all it asks for.


The California poppies are volunteers. I don't have to do anything for them except let them spread their seeds each year.



The first roses


The stately foxglove gets ready to bloom.




15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

wow. you are surrounded by so much beauty...

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BEARDED IRIS!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Birdie said...

Chris, what a beauty!! perfect. they are silent and they take everything the good the bad and yet they stand their heads up and they shine their light to anyone who is willing to see it :-) thanks for sharing :-)

the watercats said...

I'm so envious of your garden!.. just beautiful! I'm on a mission this year to get mine up and running... so far I have built a raised stone bed... almost... now it's raining! pah!

Yvonne Osborne said...

You have all these blooming now? Wow...you're waaaay ahead of us. My favorite is the Cecil Brunner. Is it a shrub rose? I want one! I'm getting one. Gardening is hard on the hands but good for the heart.

Jingle said...

it brings a mile to my face,
thank you for brightening my day!

Syd said...

Wonderful photos of beautiful plants. I do so love foxglove, bearded iris, roses, and lilac. I wish that our summers weren't so humid as many of these don't do so well here. Thanks for sharing.

Nana Jo said...

I'm envious. You are so much further along than we are here!Your garden is already aglow with colour and beauty. What exquisite photos. I can almost breathe in the scents.

Magpie said...

Your garden is obviously beautiful and full of God's abundance...it renews my soul to spend time in a garden. Thank you for sharing yours.

TechnoBabe said...

Very beautiful garden flowers at your house. This is a nice breather!

Monkey Man said...

What a beqautiful garden of color. Cecil Bruner is one of my wife's favs...her grandfather loved them and it reminds her of him and his gentleness.

chitowngreg said...

Thanks for the beautiful flowers. I really enjoy it when ours start coming up for the spring and summer.

Dianne said...

You got me thinking of Georgia O'Keefe again, wink wink.

Actually you can take credit for that lovely family of color.

Dianne

steveroni said...

I SO enjoyed this tour of your garden. Thanks. Nature's beauty is relaxing...peaceful. (sigh!)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Lovely! Flowers are therapy, aren't they. I recently got a little inheritance from my grandparents passing and feel I should fix up the backyard a little...my therapist agrees, if it would give me pleasure to look out on, by all means, do it!

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