Blooming in My Garden Today

Giant red hibiscus. Hummingbirds can’t resist these enormous blooms that I planted outside my studio windows. That way I can enjoy the flowers and the fleeting beauty of hummingbirds feeding on them while I paint.

Velvety red calla lilies. These bulbs proved to be too tempting for the rabbits living in my garden. They dug many of them up last fall and ate them for dinner. This fall I’ll plant them in greater numbers so hopefully there will be plenty for the rabbits and for me.

Purple pansies. I planted pansies three years ago and haven’t planted them since. They keep reseeding themselves, often times in places that I wouldn’t necessarily choose, but I’ll take them wherever they grow.

My purple crepe myrtle trees are almost ready to bloom. I have three of them and definitely need more. I’ll post photos when the show begins. I see some potential watercolor paintings in my future. I don’t enjoy the physical act of gardening, but I so enjoy the fruits of my labor. Happy gardening.

3 Comments on Blooming in My Garden Today

  1. Gjk
    July 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Really good photos of your flowers. Your hardy hibiscus is in bloom? So cheerful.

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  2. Russel Ray Photos
    July 11, 2012 at 7:40 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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    • afternoonartist
      July 11, 2012 at 10:32 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you, Russel. Campers are always welcome!

      Reply

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