Saturday, June 1, 2013

Soft and Vibrant May Blooms

May apple blossoms on the tree.
After the rain.
I know some people are going to wonder why all those little fence sections are in front of the hostas.  It encourages a dog running after squirrels to jump over the plants and not through them. Also, I might add, help to deter, ahem... leg lifting.
Gerbera 'Dark Fireball'
Geum 'Werner Arends' 

47 comments:

  1. So beautiful! thank you so much for sharing the love up close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  2. the hostas are wonderful; I hope the fences areworking!

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  3. Now I know what's the name of this pretty flowers, I like that gerbera i thought it's a daisy. You have a nice garden,

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  4. What brilliant oranges! I have a geum that was getting swallowed by an overly enthusiastic rose bush...just relocated it and hope I'll get some blooms as pretty as yours! I like the photo of the pink petals covering the ground. It looks so pretty, even though it means the tree isn't so lovely anymore. We cut back our lilacs today, per your suggestion. We also cut back our cherry tree a tiny bit. It was our neighbor's gentle suggestion, since it was hanging over their fence and apparently bothering them (hitting them) when they mow. We've had a nice wknd working in the garden and garage saling.
    Hugs, Beth

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  5. Only another dog owner would need not ask about the fence. When it comes to squirrels my dog gets crazy. Those petals on the ground are lovely, simple lovely. I am your newest follower. Thanks, Kathy

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  6. Your garden looks quite magical covered in pink petals, Judith. I like the oranges as well, such vibrancy!
    -Karen

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  7. Gorgeous! I like the orange colors.

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  8. I have to laugh about all the little fences to keep dogs out of them. Hey you do what you have to do.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  9. It is sad to see the petals leave the trees but Oh, the indescribable beauty when the carpet the ground! My 150 year old camellias do that and I leave them on the gravel until they turn brown . . .

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  10. That's a cute idea with the little fences. Wonder if there are bigger ones for deer. :-) As always, beautiful photos of beautiful flowers.

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  11. Those fallen petals form such a gorgeous purple blanket, ... stunning!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. what a cute idea with the little fences.lovely photo!!! nice flowers.
    have a nice week,
    regina

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  13. Seeing the new outdoor pink carpet gave me a chuckle! Beautiful blooms and photos!

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  14. Hi Judith: I left an answer on your Snow Canyon question on the post where you asked it. But I'll leave this comment as well: It was named after early Mormon settlers Lorenzo and Erastus Snow. As for your query about the Grebe's red eyes, I haven't been able to find much. I saw somewhere once regarding Loons, that their eyes are red, which helps them see underwater when diving for food. Maybe the same holds true for the Grebes.

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  15. Wonderful flowers !! I wish such a fence would keep the cats out, but they really got a mind of their own ; )
    Have a great day.

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  16. Hi! Beautiful captures. I like the second photo very much. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  17. Beautiful with all the pink blossoms on the ground! I do the same thing, putting up little fences to deter my grand doggies when they come for an extended visit!
    Nancy

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  18. What a beautiful series of images!
    I love Geum.
    Thanks for sharing

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  19. Wow, dressed out in pink apple blossoms. Good idea about the little fence pieces.

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  20. Simply beautiful! It's like you have a pink carpet outside now. :)

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  21. So, so pretty, Judith. I love the carpet of pink on the ground under the flowering crab. Such a short season to enjoy these beautiful blossoms. Enjoy.

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  22. The prettiest pink flooring I've ever seen. If one could only plan a wedding for such a day or a bridal shower. I like the fence idea a lot. I'm going to put up more fencing around my hosta, but I'm going all the way around it because I live in a neighborhood where pitbulls run free. I kid you not.

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  23. What a beautiful pink rain you had Judith....I love your oranges and those fences are too cute.

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  24. Such lovely blooms and that pink rain is really something! :)

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  25. That really is amazing to see the petals on the ground! I saw some peonies yesterday and thought of you! Sweet hugs!

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  26. Wow, your flowers are lovely. The gerbera daisies are so pretty. And the other flower is new to me. Great idea for the fence in front of your plants, saving them from the doggie. Lovely photos, have a happy week!

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  27. A wonderful collection of flowers - the blossom is just gorgeous.

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  28. Oh my, such gorgeous collection. Pink carpet and vivid orange colours brightened my Day:)

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  29. Your apple blossoms make me swoon and a shower of petals are best kind of shower!

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  30. Hi Judith,

    Such stunning photos! Apple blossoms are so pretty and these reminded me of our apple tree on the hill we used to have at one of the houses I grew up in as a child in Toronto. The Dark Fireball and Werner Arends are also amazing in colour and shape! I have never seen the second, love its solid surface of pigment!

    Poppy

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  31. Some pictures with exquisite colors, beautiful flowers, pure delicacy!

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  32. Very pretty and I am laughing about dogs and squirrels as I have both too! :)

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  33. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Such great color and the apple blossoms! Wow! The *ends* we go to to keep the animals hopping! :D Enjoy the week!

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  34. Apple blossoms are among the prettiest of fruit blooms, I think. That pink carpet is stunning. Cute little protectors for your plants!

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  35. It's like purple carpet, really pretty. The fences are a good idea!!

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  36. Beautiful! I love the gerbera, it's gorgeous.

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  37. Hi dear Judith
    I'm sitting here with my mouth open!!! Yes it must be a very funny sight!
    But it's because I'm in awe of that magnificent mauve carpet of petals presumably from your lilac tree!!!

    I'm smiling at the little fences and the picture in my mind of the little dog jumping over them chasing squirrels!!
    Shane ♥

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  38. Nice jumps course for the dog! Love that carpet of colour. We get less frost than you - and I wonder if we get more 100+ degree days.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  39. I have the same problem with my dogs tearing through the flowerbeds especially in early spring. (When the beds fill in the avoid running into the jungle.) I cut tomato cages into individual hoops (and legs) and use them. They disappear visually, but deter the dogs.

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  40. What beautiful photos! I just love the one where it looks as if it has rained apple blossom petals!

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  41. What gorgeous images. This is so pretty. I am hosting a giveaway from Arcadian Home on my blog. Would be great to see you there! Have a great week!

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  42. Hi Judith,

    I love your carpet of pink blossoms!! Amazing; I thought you had pink gravel in your flower bed when I first saw this. :) Such pretty photos!

    Dogs have tunnel vision when it comes to squirrels, don't they? Ours definitely does -- I hope the fences are helping.

    Thanks for your visit and sweet comments, Judith; I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  43. Hi,Judith,
    Your apple blossoms are very pretty. I hesitate to walk on the beautiful purple carpet!!!
    Enjoy your beautiful day.
    Tomoko

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