Tag Archives: Gardens

Favourite Summer Photos, Part I

Here are some of my most popular photos from the summer. Can you believe we’re heading for autumn? So soon??

This rainy rosie was well-liked and is one of my favourites too.

And this cutie. I don’t know what kind of flower this is, but it’s seriously lovely and delicate.  🙂

And daisies. They weren’t necessarily a blogger favourite but they are my favourite, so I’m including them.

Happy Tuesday. 🙂

 

I’m Feeling Blue?

Nope.

These lovely blue wild flowers shouldn’t make you feel blue …

Or this little red (and yellow) flower make you see red …

… or feel yellow.

They are all as fresh as a …

Funny how we have used colours and flowers to represent our feelings and even our state of cleanliness!

But they just are what they are, from the perfectly cultivated and sophisticated …

to the tiny, wild and perfect.

They are nature’s lovely gifts. 🙂

Towering Hibiscus

The towering hibiscus bushes are in full bloom right now. Many of them are three metres (10 feet) or more tall.

Originally from Korea, and in fact the national flower of Korea, these bushes are now a part of many gardens and parks here in the Okanagan.

In the United States they are known as Rose of Sharon, but they aren’t related to roses at all. Frilly and pretty, they add a lovely blowsy richness to the landscape.

Happy Thursday from the flowering hibiscus of the Okanagan Valley. 🙂

Deep Purple

Lavender is native to the Mediterranean and loves dry, hot temperatures and sandy soils.As a result, it’s a good plant for BC’s Okanagan Valley, and is a highly recommended garden shrub for this drought-prone, desert-like climate.They are hardy, pretty, and the scent is lovely. In fact, science has proven that the scent of lavender is calming and relaxing.Here in the Okanagan, they grow everywhere, in boulevards and around parking lots and in garden plots. Just going for a walk exposes you to a gentle whiff or two.

Greetings from the lovely lavenders of the Okanagan Valley. 🙂