"Nature and the garden brought me alive. I woke up to the enduring beauties of the world and just want to share that joy"I have a lot of color in the yard and chose several close-up pictures for you. I have just this week, finally learned how to improve my pictures, especially single subject close-ups. I am not sure how interesting flower pictures are to people who aren't the flower/picture owner. It is something that I have a lot of and like to share.
Tiny blossoms like this make a big statement when they pop out from the background and that is what I have learned to do better and consistently.
Another thrill for me this week was finding this purple cleome. My friend gave me a tiny plant from her garden long ago and I thought it had died. Recently I cleaned up a very over grown bed and discovered a still very small plant. It is amazing how fast it grew after the sun could shine through. And, I could hardly believe my eyes this week when I found it blooming. Now, I am hoping it will reseed and I will also collect a few seeds to sow later, hoping to keep this color growing.
Oddly, I ran across this white one (another favorite color) yesterday at Lowes. I don't see this plant for sale often so I couldn't pass this one up. It is still in the pot but will be turned loose in the ground soon. I love this old fashioned plant, also known as spider flower.
I have had a wonderful week in the garden! These started blooming, too. Jerusalem Artichoke.
They are in the area that was flooded several times this summer and did not develop as they should. But, I am happy to see them bloom even though they are spindly and not as many of them as usual.
I love their bright cheery color in the fall.
Just like sunshine!
I enjoyed seeing these little buds with the big sweet potato vine leaf as a backdrop, and decided it was picture worthy.
I know I showed some of these beautyberries not long ago but they are more colorful now and I got a better picture this time.
I found him hanging on to his big green glass ball.
I have so many more pictures that were taken this week but, will save those for later. I will leave you with this:
".....the lesson I have thoroughly lernt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives....For love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever increasing source of happiness."
Gertrude Jekyll - 1843