Monday, August 20, 2012

Flower Power



                                                               Hello everyone,
               Did you have a  good weekend? We had a garden tour with people from across Canada and met some lovely gardeners-even got an invitation to visit in Victoria B.C.-how nice is that?  We got enough rain to at least perk the garden up a little.

 On Saturday Andrew and I went for a drive along our beautiful coast(more on that later) and I took a few pics of flowers along the way. Isn't this a beautiful dahlia?
                                                          We all love sunflowers!
                                                             Gladiolas

                                               Clematis and hydrangea in our garden.

                                                               Beautiful!

                                      I love Russian Sage and this was a good year for it-hot & dry!
                                                             Rudbeckia
                                  Buckets of flowers from our June garden for a wedding for a sweet young lady in our church.

               Lots of pretty peonies were used to make the casual bouquets that she wanted.
                               Seems like yesterday these were blooming.
We have a high count of butterflies here on the Island this year-which is a very good thing! This one is enjoying a butterfly bush which is a magnet for them. Alas,mine did not winter over for some reason.

Wherever you are I hope you are enjoying some beautiful flowers either indoors or out.

Thank you for visiting and welcome to my new followers .To all who left sweet comments -Thank-you!

Take care,

Carolyn

13 comments:

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

Good morning Carolyn. We have what seems like more butterflies (flutterbys) this year too on our Island, Long Island, New York. It brings great pleasure as does you lovely pictures, as always.
Lady B and I are having a giveaway and we hope you will come and visit us.
Ruthie at: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your posies are lovely as always, Carolyn. My Glads didn't do well at all this year.
It was nice to get some rain over the weekend. Hubby and I took a long drive up to Alberton yesterday to visit my mother who is in for respite at the Manor. It rained quite a bit up and back and I thought of your gardens. Glad your tour went well. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Such beautiful flowers for a wedding!

Terri said...

Gorgeous flowers--I have a soft spot for glads. We have drought and heat here. Absolutely anything that is surviving this summer is loved!

Bonnie said...

So beautiful. I adore the mixed flower arrangements. peonies are so gorgeous and feed my soul!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

You must have had some lovely weather lately, because we have the same flowers in bloom at the moment.

Your bouquets for the wedding look enchanting. I think the bride will be pleased. The colours are very sweet and perfect for the occasion.

Madelief x

Jan said...

Gorgeous! I sure could use some of your flowers in my house ...especially now that the walls have been painted.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my word, look at all that wonderful COLOUR!!!!

Just beautiful!

Cotton Peony said...

Isn't it just the best colors? Late summer floral that is.. the colors are deeper, pulling you in to sniff.. to touch.. yes. I love all flowers yet deep summer floral seems to snag me everytime.

warm hugs
Cotton Peony

The Tablescaper said...

Carolyn:

They are all beautiful, but those dahlias are amazing!

- The Tablescaper

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, how wonderful you make bouquets of flowers for brides! All the blooms are so very, very delightful. Thanks so much for sharing. Looking forward to photos from your excursion with your sweetie pie. Susan

Georgianna said...

Hi Carolyn,

How generous of you to create such gorgeous arrangements for the bride. I'm sure she had the most beautiful flowers of any wedding on the island this year!

I adore Russian Sage also, especially paired with Gaura, but unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to keep them from one season to the next. So I buy them each year as annuals!

Have a lovely week.

Georgianna

Lina said...

WOW...I just love all these amazing photos of your flowers and arrangements!
TXs so much!
Lina