Friday, July 15, 2011

Sweet Surprises

I  found a fantastic surprise
 in
my garden today.
About 3 weeks ago,
I purchased a new
perennial.
Today,
it's blooming!



I'm so excited as I just
adore Lupines!


This next one is
the one
I really look forward
to every summer.
I can't get enough
of the scent
or it's beauty.

My Stargazer Lily




I hope you are enjoying
pretties around you
or finding
your own surprise today!

16 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I adore lupines, but it's apparently too hot to grow them here. I do have Stargazers though. Arent't they beautiful? :)

Debbie said...

the best way to enjoy your garden is to keep adding new things, keeping it fresh & full of surprises.

i try to add new things every year. these guys are gorgeous!!!

Sharon said...

Lovely! Everyone has lilies but me!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pretty! You are making me miss my lilies - they are already gone.

texwisgirl said...

both are beautiful. the stargazers are a favorite - pungent!

Marissa ♥ said...

Don't you just love finding surprises like that?! My Lupine hasn't bloomed.
Your Stargazer Lily is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Jill, I absolutely love both! Lupines will not grow here and I am so allergic to the pollen of the stargazers. I have to cut the stamens before bringing them into the house. Enjoy you pretties!

Dar said...

Cannot get enough of the lilies., Stargazers are just stunning. Lupines are native here and the roadsides glow in the early summer. Keep adding to your garden and soon you won't have to mow grass.
BlessYourHeartJill

missing moments said...

Lillies are my favorite! Great shots!

Valerie said...

I cut the first blooms from my heliposis today!

Valerie said...

...or heliopsis!

kelli- AdventurezinChildRearing said...

oh they are truly beautiful- you have such a green thumb! I need a little of that around here. It's so hot I have a hard time trying to do any gardening. We have a handful of sturdy "tropical" plants that make due with my neglect! :)

thank you for your sweet comments- you always make my day!

MyMaracas said...

Those lilies really are spectacular. I have grown daylilies, but never the stargazers. You have quite a green thumb!
:-)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love the surprise of finding flowers coming into bloom! Yours are gorgeous Jill!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your flowers are beautiful! It's been pretty dry so my stargazer didn't do so well this year. A couple years ago it was huge-enjoy:@)

Janie2 said...

The Lily's are incredible Jill!
They are one of my many favorites for flowers.
You must have that weather that keeps them around for awhile. They grow up here in Northern California too. Simply lovely...