When I was first married we lived in a small two bedroom rental house that sat right next to the owners farmhouse. I remember our landlady going around in the summer taking pictures of her flower gardens and remember thinking, "What is the big deal about her flowers?" Fast forward thirty something years later and I am out in my yard...you guessed it, photographing my flowers.
I have to marvel a God's work when it comes to flowers and plants. I plant, fertilize and water the flowers and mother nature does all the work. It is amazing.
Here is a begonia that sits on my front porch. Such a pretty color, don't you think?
This is an Asiatic lily (I think) with lots of little droplets of water. We got a little rain today and I love how they are so delicately place on the petals. Mother nature is a creative artist.
Another begonia that is on the front porch. It is such a cheery color.
In the photo below is my astilbe, which is a perennial. Astilbe plants come in a variety of colors; white, pink, red, lavendar, blue and purple. They are such a pretty touch to a flower bed. They are almost feather-like when you touch them.
The petunias that I planted along the edge of this flower bed have really taken off. If you want a flower that will bloom all summer then plant petunias (they are annuals, meaning you have to plant them each year but sometimes they will re-seed themselves and come back the next year).
Day lilies are just that, the blooms only last one day but they do put on lots of blooms that stagger their bloom time so you can enjoy them for quite awhile.
Have you ever planted wave petunias? This variety are spreaders and will really go crazy, in a good way. Before the end of summer this particular pot of them will be flowing onto the ground and beyond.
Lastly is my climbing rose. I bought it new this year as a bare root and planted it in a huge pot with a trellis behind it. It has barely started blooming but hasn't gotten big enough to start climbing yet. Next year it should really take off.
I love the little rain drop on the petal.