Saturday, June 30, 2012

What's Bloomin'?

I love finding surprises in the garden.
Don't you?
I planted these about four years
ago, enjoyed them the first year
and haven't seen them since.
Until last night.

Zebrina Mini Hollyhock.
They really are not a hollyhock at all.
They are Malva Sylvestris and were
popular in Victorian Gardens.
Nicknamed a mini hollyhock because of the similar way they grow.

I adore the heady scent of the Stargazer Lily.

Cosmo.  Notice the creepy crawly on the stem on the white bud?
Anyone know what that might be?

More pretties tomorrow.

Enjoy your Saturday!


Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhhh so pretty and the Stargazer lilies made mom smile. She told me my sissy had stargazers in her wedding bouquet they were divine smelling and made such a pretty bouquet. Mom will try to find a pic to send to you via email
Hugs to you all 2 and 4 leggers
Madi and Mom

Fiona said...

Beautiful flowers Jill
can't wait to see more.

Have a great weekend
I hope the sun is shining for you
because it is piddling rain here in Irealnd (again)!!!!

xxx Fiona

Beth said...

the cosmo is my favorite. i love wildflowers. gorgeous views. (:

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE those stinky stargazers!!!

Gloria Hood said...

They sure are pretty!!

Beth said...

Each flower is beautiful! My mother always had cosmos blooming around her house. Thanks for the memory.

Ellie said...

Lovely flowers you have in your garden Jill. It is really nice to see some bright colours isn't it?

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill... your flowers are all so pretty!... hard to tell what your creepy crawler is... but cute!... your Lily is sooo pretty!... xoxo Julie Marie

Terri Buster said...

Very pretty flowers- I love the lily!

Nancy Claeys said...

Cosmos are so pretty! We have quite a few blooming right now as well. Not sure about the caterpillar.

Chatty Crone said...

You have some gorgeous flowers growing and even some surprise ones too. sandie

Anonymous said...

I love these colorful blooms. Have a nice evening, Jill.

Donna said...

Dear Jill,

Sorry I haven't been posting every day - this week has been crazy crazy! Oh my gosh, your flowers are beautiful!! Each one of them. You're right, is there anything sweeter than the Stargazer in a bouquet? Oh the Zabrina is just gorgeous!! As is the Cosmo ~ all are simply beautiful!!!

Your photos are always so detailed in their color and dimension, oh I know, it's just a point and shoot - but you shoot pretty darn good, Jill!

I think you creepy crawly guy is who's been munching on your Comso petal! She'll be a beautiful butterfly one day soon, won't she?

I just love coming to visit, Jill, and now that things have calmed down for me, I'll be back on a regular basis! Can't wait to see what else you have to show us!

Hugs, dear friend, and have a lovely Sunday!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness these are stunning, just love all the colors and wonderful types...thanks so much for sharing

Bonnie said...

The flowers are beautiful! I hope the caterpillar will day be a beautiful butterfly. Bonnie

Lynne said...

Pretty flowers. Love seeing a field of cosmos with a gentle wind blowing . . .

Susan said...

Gorgeous flowers Jill. The Stargazer Lily is so very pretty.
I was particularly interested in the Malva Sylvestris. In Thailand I was given a tea made with those flowers and it was called "A Lady's Drink" - after a lot of research I found out that it keeps bladder healthy in much the same way as cranberry juice does.
Cheers! :D)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lovely surprises. I love the stargazer lilies!!!!!