Summer 2007

by Carol
(NH)

butterfly on my flowers

butterfly on my flowers

I try to keep the camera handy for when we have butterfly's passing through!!

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what a beautiful picture
by: Michelle

I've been tring to capture a picture of a butterfly all summer with no luck. You are so right you must have your camera ready. They seem to be moving all the time. But you done a beautiful job capturing this snapshot. Good Job!

Perfect !
by: GardenJoy

That is one PERFECT picture !

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Echinacea Monarch

by GardenJoy
(Kingston)

There are so many pictures of butterflies on flowers .... you would think we would be bored of them .. but NOT ! This is the first year, in 8 years, that we have had so many Monarchs in the garden. We are truly thrilled to see them. So , YES ! another butterfly picture : )

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Butterfly Identification Correction
by: Joy

Thank you so much for letting me know my "OOPS !" on the identification of this butterfly. I wasn't sure and took a stab thinking it was a junior , still painting its wings yet ? I went to the site you directed me to and WOW ! what abeautiful picture of that Red Admiral !
Thanks again !
Joy : )

The Monarch is an Admiral
by: Donalda

What a great picture you captured of this little butterfly.This creature is very difficult to photograph because of it's flight pattern.It seldom rests for more than a few seconds.The butterfly is , however , not a Monarch as stated in the story.It is a Red Admiral.You can check it out here.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Red_Admiral_butterfly_by_Flycatcher.jpg

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Mom's Moonflowers

by Debby Hendeson
(Fort Worth, TX)

I planted these from seeds on a lark. They got so big they blocked the entrance to my front door. My neighbors brought their lawn chairs over to sit and watch them open!

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Datura
by: Robin

These are Datura, commonly called Angel Trumpets or May Pops, Moon flowers grow on a vine and are in the Ipomea family.

Gorgeous!
by: Donna

This was my very first year to grow moon flower. I had never heard of them until a friend told me this year about the so I bought seed and planted not realizing they would come up. My are not as pretty as yours though. They are gorgeous and the smell wonderful! I just wished the blooms lasted longer :)

Bodysnatchers !
by: GardenGal

Wow ... they are amazing plants and what a perfect picture to capture them by. It reminds me of the "Bodysnatchers" movie ! haha
Well done !

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Burst of Color for Cool Shade Area

by Teri
(Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania)

Oriental Lillies among  the hostas and ferns

Oriental Lillies among the hostas and ferns

Moved into totally unlandscaped property last year just in time to put in a few bulbs so that I would have something to look forward to for the next season.

I see this from my bedroom window sitting area and I am looking forward to planting much more.

I will have lots and lots of lawn with at least 6 raised bed areas since the area has lots of slate imbedded into the soil.

Hopefully I will have many more pictures to show next year.

Looking forward to seeing all your pictures with ideas of what to plant in the future.

Regards,

Teri

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Beautiful!
by: Anonymous

Beautiful!

Beautiful !
by: GardenJoy

I just discovered Stargazer lilies this year myself and what a WOW ! factor they are !
You got it just right with the contrast of amazing colour against the shaded area .. wonderful piture ! .. I can almost smell them : )

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Just Beautiful Roses

by Judy
(Whitby, Ontario, Canada)

I do not remember the name of this rose, but it puts on a spectacular display

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Love those roses.
by: Teri

You are right!!! Just beautiful!

So Pretty !
by: GardenJoy

Those are stunning roses ! .. what a great picture with them shouting to be seen and admired !
Well Done !

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Pumpkin Beauty

by GardenJoy
(Kingston)

I have to admit I am a fan of pumpkins at every stage of the game .. through flower to pie !
We had an intense hail storm at the end of June that damaged so many plants .. pumpkin vines/flowers included. Therefore my pumpkins are really "behind"

BUT .. I love the flowers, as do all the pollen collecters ... so credit is due to a beautiful flower that may not be considered often as just that ... a beautiful flower !

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Moni
by: GardenJoy

Hi Moni .. you are busy with the garden pictures ! Thank you for all the comments ! I'm glad that I still find everything amazing to me in the garden .. pumpkin flowers and all .. I don't have the space I would love to have a true pumpkin patch, but trying the pot system has given me a spot light on the flowers .. you are so right about them being over looked in favor of the fruit/vegetable. I never want to take anything for granted .. other than the fact I can't stand earwigs ? haha .. thanks again !
Joy : )

Sunny
by: Moni

A pumpkin never looked so good. It is great to see the flower in such a photogenic setting! We do tend to forget to look at squash flowers and only pay attention to pumpkins when they are ready to pick or make pie. Thanks for the great reminder of where the pumpkin comes from!

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Gorgeous Sunflower

by GardenJoy
(Kingston)

Just a pretty dwarf sunflower in a pot .. who doesn't love sunflowers ?

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Monarch butterfly on butterfly bush

by Judy
(Whitby, Ontario, Canada)

I simply enjoy the wildlife in my garden. Goldfinches, hummingbirds, butterflies and even (sadly) rabbits, thanks to my spirea, which the rabbit has almost devoured.

This picture was taken in August on a butterfly bush in my front yard garden.

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Lovely!
by: Anonymous

Once again, a reminder of the way nature works; plants and insects relying on each other.

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4 o clocks

by Timothy
(Cleveland,TN USA)

4 o clocks at 5 pm

4 o clocks at 5 pm

my 4 o clock flowers at 5 in the afternoon

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Sunflower Jack

by Liza
(Chester Springs, PA)

Our Jack in the Beanstalk

Our Jack in the Beanstalk

My son and I planted sunflower seeds this year and after some TLC, they grew to almost 10 feet tall. We get lots of comments about how we have "Jack in the Beanstalks" growing outside. So we've dubbed them our "Jacks".

Although I'm no photographer, I wanted to get some photos to remember our crowning achievements, so I snapped some pics. It was a beautiful day and all the bumble bees were feasting on the flowers. I love the contrasting colors. Enjoy.

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Amazing sunny sunflower !
by: GardenJoy

Beautiful contrast of the blue sky and the rich yellow/gold of the sunflower !

Beautiful!
by: Anonymous

The sun is just right in this picture, and I love the bees on the flower. Nature as it was meant to be!

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Spring flowers

by Judy
(Whitby, Ontario, Canada)

The colour contrast in this shot in early spring gets me all excited about a new gardening year.

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Colorful
by: Harry

Nice flowers!

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A Deliciously crisp Autumn Day atop Raku Place

by Susan Kemenyffy
(McKean, Pennsylvania USA)

At the farthest end of Raku Place Steven has dug a pond to build a mountain. On top of the mountain he has built a 'DogStar Tower' with solar lights. Asters fluorish to remind him of our weddding day decades ago.

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Ixora in bloom

by Rani
(Sri Lanka)


Living in a tropical country, I find it easy to grow plants like Ixoras.
Except for watering and pruning, Ixoras hardly need any care at all.

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Rose Black Jade

by Raman
(Bangalore,Karnataka,India)

Black Jade

Black Jade

Black Jade in bloom soon after monsoon rains in Bangalore,India

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