December 28, 2008

Flowers galore!

This year I simply can not enjoy winter in the garden. Why? Maybe because there is more projects going on outside of the garden, that include my attention? Maybe because I pay more attention to indoor decorations? As you can see on my blogroll there are some amazing blogs posting great pictures and educating at the same time about interior design. It is enough to mention Joni @ Cote de Texas and Shawn @ Country French Antiques as two favourite ones - girls, are you on Twitter?
Enough said about reasons for not enjoying winter garden - or rather I should think of it as 'lack of attention'.
This is the reason of me browsing summer pictures, so here we go with summer flowers:
On the above picture - there is amazing plant, that has shown its glory this year Lythrum salicaria. It grows in hot, not too moist spot.

Tagetes erecta.

Zinnia. What's on background? Euphorbia characias Humpty Dumpty - glorious plant!

Zinnia with double petals.

Don't you just feel to sit here and enjoy?


Nigella damascena about to loose all petals.

Physostegia virginiana.

Freshly cut lavandula - for scent and wreathe.

"Can't you take also pictue of me? What do you see in these...?"
My pyjama morning picture session :)
What are you focused on right now?


Helen/patientgardener said...

I generally do my interior decorating in the winter when it is too cold to garden but this year I am struggling to get any enthuisiam. I enjoyed your summer flowers - its makes me look forward to summer

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a bright cheerful post Ewa. Just what is needed on this cold gray day. Your kittty has a sweet face.

Anonymous said...

Well, we can always dream of summers, can't we :-)

Jeannie said...

gorgeous photo of the dark pink Zinnia! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Ewa did you know in the U.S. Lythrum salicaria is an invasive plant? It overwhelms waterways and chokes out the diversity of existing plants.

Winter is often the best time to enjoy summer garden pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Yoli said...

I love your garden and that beautiful kitty!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely pictures of your garden. After Christmas I get really tired of the snow and cold and long for flowers again.

We also tend to focus on house projects in the winter, though this year plans have been put on hold because I needed knee surgery.


Ewa said...

I know it was brought to America by pioneers, probably because of its fame in natural medicine - it is healing the wounds.

cotedetexas said...

beautiful, beautiful images!!!
Thanks for sweet mention - much, much appreciated!

Have a safe and happy New Years!!!

garden girl said...

just the kind of therapy I needed Ewa! How wonderful to see all those beautiful summer blooms and sunshine in the dead of winter!

I have been doing a lot of small decorating, cleaning, and organizing projects since the weather has been cold. Being so busy has made me miss the garden a little less (and having flowers in the basement is nice too.)

Anonymous said...

I think it's quite comical that you are posting photos of summer flowers, Ewa! I find myself wondering what IS going on in your town outside. Bare trees? Grey sky? White clouds? Rain? Puddles? I must see! Please show me! :)

Rose said...

I enjoyed sitting in your garden this morning, Ewa--oh, to drink in the sight and scent of all those beautiful flowers! Our weather is much too cold here for winter gardening. Winter is the time I get to work on indoor projects also.

Angela (In the Cottage Garden) said...

Lovely photos! I'm SO focused on the garden right now. I'm trying to stay focused on interiors, since this is the time of year for that, but I just can't stop obsessing about the coming garden season. Spring, spring, spring!!!
~Angela :-)

Claude said...

Just stopping by to wish you much luck, prosperity and happiness in the coming New Year...