Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pretties

We have cooled off here (thankfully).  Although, they are saying this week-end is bringing with it killer heat again.  I'm just happy to have a momentary reprieve.  I hope you are too, or at least, finding some way to stay cool!

Just had to take a walk out amid the gardens today to check on things.  Here is what I found:


Hello Stella!
(as in D'Oro)



Long time no see,
Liatris.


Happy to see you ready to bloom,
Prairie Smoke.





More day lilies...
this time on parade.



A new addition this year,
a pot of succulents.



Last but least,
crowding everything else out
cauliflower.



27 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Mmmm, I love mashed cauliflower!

It's so hot here. So hot.

Sharon said...

I didn't know succulents bloomed! Very N-i-c-e

texwisgirl said...

very pretty. everything's dying in the heat and drought here...

Melodie said...

Lovely! I am in the same boat with Texwisgirl...heat and drought and no flowers!

Paula said...

Pretty flowers, thanks for the glimpse of something alive.

Debbie said...

fun lil tour today, stella is gorgeous!!

it is hot - hot - hot, here today. even too hot for the pool. i stayed in and did paperwork & paid bills so i really enjoyed the color!!!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

The heat returned to our area today - in full force.

Love your pictures; I think the succulents are my favorites!

missing moments said...

Everything is growing so well! Hope our heat wave soon leaves.

Jaime said...

It's gonna be a hot one here in Buffalo this weekend too. Hopefully your flowers are getting enough water so they won't wilt like mine are.

Jackie said...

Your gardens are lovely Jill. Thanks for sharing the beautiful flower shots!

Dar said...

Yes, escaping the heatwave today was pure heaven. I am heading for the GrandLoves pool over the weekend tho, in between severe thunder boomers.

Your flowers are lovely. Your Prairie Smoke is what we call Queen of the Prairie. It's native in our lowland drive to the cabin. Love it's pink plumes of fluff. Deer love it too.

Stay cool this weekend. We get the storms from the west about 3 hrs. after you.
BlessYourHeart

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

It's so hot here lately, that many of my flowers are not looking so good. Your garden shots are very pretty. I especially love Stella's. Some of mine are still blooming, but most look like they are done for the season. Stay cool!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Pretty pretty pics! It has cooled down in Iowa today, hope so for you also.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

We have had a cool down but are supposed to be in triple digits by the weekend again. Oh I am going to melt. Your lilies are beautiful. I grow some too. The easiest of flowers and bloom so much I love them.

Adriana Iris said...

Jill I love gardens when someone has a garden their personality and love to me is deeper... TY for sharing your beauties.

Michaele said...

Okay - my favorites are Prairie Smoke and the succulents : )

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your garden seems to be thriving in the heat. Hope you are managing ok.

Nanniepannie said...

It all looks so good, you are going to love those succulents. I planted a few new ones this year and hope to get more next year.

Lottie said...

Love your day lilies! Your garden looks beautiful! Hope you are having a good week. Stay cool!

Jen (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

Lovely flowers! I had some succulents but they ended up dying. It was very sad.

snowwhite said...

Killer heat is staying in Nara. But a lovely trip of the garden gives me cool and pleasant breeze! Jill, thanks a lot for such lovely shots and words. Have a great day.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We are having almost a fall like morning here in Northern Virginia, and it's so nice--Also nice to see your lovely flowers, I need to see what I've got blooming this week too!

Enjoy your day!

Madi and Mom said...

Jill your flowers are beautiful. I love the name prarie smoke and was not familiar with it so this is a bonus. It has been miserably hot here too. 100 yesterday with the heat index it hit 105 in some parts of our area.

Light breeze and very pleasant here today.
I'm glad to have Mom hom and I she is working hard to catch up.
Hugs Madi

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So many names for the same thing. What you call Prairie Smoke, we call Queen of the Prairie. It's a beautiful plant. :)

Marissa ♥ said...

Hi Jill,
I'm a new follower...I've seen your comments at Run *A* Round Ranch & Sprout'n' Wings and thought I'd come over to visit your blog. :)

That's a nice tour of your blooming flowers - just beautiful!

Jo said...

Your garden/flower photo's are awesome!
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

cindy said...

I always like to stroll through gardens. Since I am not one that has a good eye for what makes a good combo—I get them from you guys.

I’m going to peek around your blog.

-cindy