Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Summer Blooms


These blooms are taken from my garden. They are from a Plumbago bush and it's one of my favourite plants. This time of year (Summer) it is in full flower. I thought I'd cut some to put in a jug and bring inside so I could enjoy the wonderful colour indoors as well.


I also have a white variety in my garden, along with a pale blue. They are such a hardy plant, and you can prune them to a more formal shape or let them ramble for an informal look. I let mine ramble for a while then cut them back to encourage new growth.


Please enjoy my Summer Blooms.

17 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Beautiful colours and pictures of your flowers.

Chrissie said...

Aren't they a gorgeous shade of blue Jane. Such a pity they don't last long in a vase. Lovely photos.

Chrissie

Cari said...

Jane, your flowers are so beautiful - I bet they smell wonderfull as well. I'll trade you, I'll send you some of our snow for a bloom :-) We have white stuff as far as the eye can see with more on the way today. Plus, that darn groundhog predicted an additional 6 weeks of winter.

Enjoy your day.

Catherine said...

It is grey cold day here! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely blooms!

Loraine said...

Ah Summer! Do you have to rub it in? What a perfect color for a flower! I'm so glad you took the time to share with us. They are beautiful.

dixiesamplar said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful sight with us Jane! I can't wait for Spring and Summer to arrive in Alabama...I hate cold weather! LOL!

Your recent WIPs and finishes are delightful, especially "Angel in your Heart"! And those scissors are divine...

I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing the gorgeous photos you post. Thank you for a ray of sunshine in a dreary day...that blasted over-sized rodent has predicted 6 more weeks of winter! Blah! LOL! Until later...

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers as I am still buried in snow

Valerie said...

Your flowers are beautiful. It is currently snowing where I live and you pictures have brought me a little sunshine. I am new to your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts. Charlotte and Sophie are just adorable. I have a Siamese and I love kitties with "points"! Thanks for sharing the flowers and I look forward to keeping up with your blog!

Melissa said...

Those flowers are beautiful and I especially love that blue. Imagine that in a stitched piece!

Erna said...

Wonderful flowers and pictures Jane,they bring a spark of spring in our wintery Dutch homes.Thanks
Hugs
Erna

Theresa said...

Wow!!!! They are so beautiful!!!! Love the colors!!! Thanks for sharing~

bea de caracas said...

Ooooh, I have the same blooms in my garden in Caracas!!!
I did'nt know the name!
Kisses to you...

Márti said...

Wonderful!!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What beautiful flowers. Just what I needed to see on this cold, gray day! Thank you for sharing!!

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magnifique
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Candi said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. I wish I had flowers now but my garden is completely dead because it is winter here and we have had a record snow fall and it is still coming down as i type. Many warm wishes.
~*Candi*~