Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Flower Show

The "heat wave" continues. I believe we have officially broken the record for the number of consecutive days without rain during May and June. In other words, the weather here is more like the rest of the country usually is at this time of the year!

I have been doing some more hand stitching but am not ready to show my work just yet. To fill in the gap I thought I'd share a few of the flowers in our yard. First off is this miniature rose we inherited from the previous owner:

Pretty, colorful little blossoms that don't last all that long. There are three other rose bushes - I've shown the blooms on the one outside my studio window in the past - but when I took this tour they weren't looking all that great.

I've seen pictures of day lilies in full bloom on other blogs. So far ours have set buds but have not opened up.

We have two different types. This variety appears to be a little ahead of its' cousins.

Here is my poor little white peony. I thought I'd lost this plant altogether and then one day as I got out of the car I noticed it was up and sporting a single bud. This is its' third year (I think) and this is the biggest it has ever been. I've heard that peonies don't like to be moved, but I may dig this one up and put it in the side yard near my pink peony...


...because the pink peony is the same age but is covered in gorgeous fat blossoms:

This is only one section of the whole bush! I cut one bloom to have in my studio but I don't dare to bring in more than one because flowers tend to have the same effect on my husband as man-made chemicals do on me. Some are worse than others of course. Generally, the more fragrant the flower the worse it is for him. {sigh}

And speaking of chemical effects, I discovered to my immense pleasure that our most local bead shop is, in fact, still open for business (I'd heard a rumor that they had closed up shop without warning). I went over today to do my part to keep them in business but naturally I ended up paying for it with more than mere money. Ah well, this too shall pass.

1 comment:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

You have peonies in your yard, and you're complaining? Oh dear. You should spend some time in Texas. It doesn't rain here for months at a time, and the heat is horrible. No flowers in Austin now. Just a few last April.