Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hey, I've got colour now!

It happens so quickly once things get moving doesn't it?  A few weeks ago, nothing.....and now... all sorts of things are blooming.   Lots of rain helped I'm sure.  And...now we need some more sun.  The only bad thing right now is mosquitoes!  And yikes@!  they are reeeelly vicious...and there are millions more than usual (yes, I'm counting!) because we have had more rain than usual for the past few weeks.  Can't win.  Finally get some rain and they love it... but, the plants and grass definitely needed it....

Look what I have in the gardens... in my wild garden area...... the annuals I actually planted in pots and other garden areas are still just babies.... more of them when they get bigger.















This is a type of wild geranium... the leaves are so potent if you touch them at all your hands are almost unbearable.  I was really happy with how the shot turned out .. can't believe I can actually see pollen on the little stamens...















Snow Drop Anemone.... although we call them Wendy's Weeds because a girl named Wendy gave us our first two plants many years ago....and now....they're everywhere!!  I have to pull dozens of them every year as soon as they finish blooming... to try to prevent them taking over.  They re-seed as well as creeping underground and popping up beside the bigger plants.  This one is odd because look how many petals there are... 7 ...   normally they have 5... and a few have 6....but, this is the first I've seen with 7... plus...it is huge!  A mutant....















This is more the normal dude..... 5 petals....and smaller...

One of my favourites.  Wild flax... which is supposed to seed easily, but, up until last year, didn't. This year, all of a sudden... it is popping up all over, which is good because I was trying to transplant some here and there and it just kept dying.  It is so beautiful... fragile and dainty looking but hardy enough....and I love the colour.



















































Wild pansies...or johnny-jump-ups..... I have different colours...but, like these best...with the yellow.....

11 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

lovely - nature indeed is awesome!

Sandy said...

ohhh love those pansies........and the rest of them too!

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Serena said...

I LOVE the pic of the wild geranium...beautiful colours. When you say your hands are almost unbearable if you touch the leaves...do you mean from itchiness or painful rash? How interesting.

The anemone I painted for one of my Pay It forward recipients had 7 petals as it was in the reference photo I used. I just assumed that was the norm.

How could I not love the wild flax flowers...they're purple! So pretty and delicate looking.

The wild pansies are quite spectacular with their contrasting colours and dark markings.

Beautiful pics, Vee!

Kerry said...

All your photo's are just beautiful, I love the flax and pansies. We are having the same type of really rainy weather and way too many of those pesky mosquitoes, infact some have been after me right here while I'm typing this..... errrrr...

rachel said...

Johnny Jump-ups - what a delightful name!

I haven't seen wild flax, ever, but I do remember how lovely my first sighting of a distant field of flax was when driving south - such a beautiful soft blue haze....

Elena said...

OOOOOOOOOH great photos but love the flax! Thanks for sharing and stop counting mosquitos. Hee,hee

Jennifer Rose said...

i love that anemone! :D i think they are gorgeous flowers

frayedattheedge said...

After complaining about the bad weather - we now need rain - large swathes of grass are turning brown and the potato fields are being irrigated. Malcolm has to water quite a lot of things in the garden which are drooping!!

Twiglet said...

Fab flower pics there - we have little pansies a bit like that - they are called "hobbit" - nice name for them I think!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Lovely flowers. We've just started with the bugs after our recent rain. Yuck!

Krista said...

Vee, I love your flowers! I hope you get some sunshine soon! And maybe a nice breeze to keep the skeeters away. ;o)