Beautiful Flowers Pictures – From a Summer Garden

Ahh…summer. We can finally spend our days outdoors, and not be burdened by extra layers of clothing. We were meant to be outside, taking in the fresh air, the sunshine, and the beauty of nature wherever we can find it. If it weren’t for the occasionally excessive heat and humidity, summer would probably be my favourite season.

Summer brings out the rainbow of colours that spring only hints at, and autumn and winter hide from sight. The real plus is that many summer flowers continually produce blooms that last throughout the season.

As with my other photo galleries which show the beauty of nature in each season, these beautiful flowers photos express what is most captivating about summer flowers in particular. Enjoy these beautiful flowers – from a summer garden…my many gardens, over the years.

Sunburst Dahlia

Sunburst Dahlia - Photo by timorous
Sunburst Dahlia - Photo by timorous

^ Sunburst Dahlia - I’ll start off with this outstandingly showy Sunburst Dahlia. This type of dahlia is a larger plant, growing up to 2 meters high (6ft. 6”). As impressive as this is, it looks even better ‘in person’.

Asi-florum lily

Asi-florum lily.  Photo by timorous
Asi-florum lily. Photo by timorous

^ Asi-Florum Lily - Here’s another of the many and varied Asian Lilies. This beautiful, light red ‘Barcelona’ variety is also quite fragrant as I recall.

Vinca

Vinca.  Photo by timorous
Vinca. Photo by timorous

^ Vinca - While Vinca is a fairly common annual, when grown close together, the plethora of pink-eyed, white flowers stand out nicely against the rich green foliage.

Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks.  Photo by timorous
Hollyhocks. Photo by timorous

^ Hollyhocks - Hollyhocks really signify summer to me. They come in so many colours and varieties, it was hard to choose just one, so I give you here, a nice close-up of this reddish-pink specimen.

Goldenrod

Goldenrod.  Photo by timorous
Goldenrod. Photo by timorous

^ Goldenrod - Although goldenrod is normally considered a weed, and not too kind to allergy sufferers, its colourful, tiny spikes of yellow make a nice contrast in an otherwise green meadow.

‘Everblooming’ climbing rose

Everblooming climbing rose.  Photo by timorous
Everblooming climbing rose. Photo by timorous

^ ‘Everblooming’ climbing rose - Here’s a nice close-up of a beautifully rich red bloom of this ever-blooming climbing rose. With careful pruning and diligent watering, it will bloom throughout the summer.

Delphinium

Blue and pink delphinium.  Photo by timorous
Blue and pink delphinium. Photo by timorous

^ Delphinium - The tall spires of colour on these delphinium really stand out, at the back of the annual garden bed. They come in a wide variety of colours too, like this rich blue shade, along with some pink delphiniums.

Yellow Daylily

Yellow Daylily.  Photo by timorous
Yellow Daylily. Photo by timorous

^ Yellow Daylily - One of the many varieties of daylilies, they sport these lovely trumpet-like flowers on long, strong stems up to 4 feet high. This is a lower-growing type, hiding amongst the rich green foliage.

Mme. Le Coultre Clematis

Mme. Le Coultre Clematis.  Photo by timorous
Mme. Le Coultre Clematis. Photo by timorous

^ Mme. Le Coultre Clematis - Clematis also comes in a wide variety of colours. I spotted this white Mme. Le Coultre in my neighbourhood recently and captured the intricate details of its many flowers. Unfortunately, the blooms are fairly short-lived, but will come again in mid-summer.

Pink Rose

Pink Rose. Photo by timorous
Pink Rose. Photo by timorous

^ Pink Rose - This pink rose I found in my back yard a few years back, bloomed only a couple of times. I don’t know why..perhaps it’s a wild rose. I also don’t know its name.

Tiny Padhye Lily

Tiny Padhye Lily.  Photo by timorous
Tiny Padhye Lily. Photo by timorous

^ Tiny Padhye Lily - There seems to be many new lilies, or at least new to me. This outstanding ‘Tiny Padhye’ lily is actually the typical size for these lilies (certainly not tiny). Apparently squirrels like them too, if you look at the one on the lower right.

Yellow Dahlia

Yellow Dahlia.  Photo by timorous
Yellow Dahlia. Photo by timorous

^ Yellow Dahlia - Actually, I’m not sure whether this is really a dahlia, although the flower heads on dahlias are quite varied..it probably is. This nice yellow one is just opening up.

Summer trees by the river

Summer trees by the river.  Photo by timorous
Summer trees by the river. Photo by timorous

^ Summer trees by the river - Finally, here’s a nice way to spend a hot summer afternoon, sitting neath the shade of an overhanging willow tree, as a slow-moving river flows past.

Summer in the South


The oriole sings in the greening grove

As if he were half-way waiting,

The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green,

Timid, and hesitating.

The rain comes down in a torrent sweep

And the nights smell warm and pinety,

The garden thrives, but the tender shoots

Are yellow-green and tiny.

Then a flash of sun on a waiting hill,

Streams laugh that erst were quiet,

The sky smiles down with a dazzling blue

And the woods run mad with riot.


Paul Laurence Dunbar (1903)


Still…a summer garden doesn’t last forever

As the days gradually become shorter, and the beautiful flowers start to grow weary of the hot sun and the long days, we must be thankful for nature’s bounty. It will soon be getting cooler, ushering in the colours of autumn, followed by the cold blowing winds of November. But for now, let’s enjoy the dazzling rainbow of colours from a summer garden.


All photos and content are copyright 2011 by timorous+. Please do not re-use these photos without my permission. Thank you.

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sofs 5 years ago

Beautiful and inspiring as always. These lovely pictures make me want to get out and get some too. The pink lily, the clematis and the trees by the river are so hauntingly exquisite. Thank you for sharing such beauty and tranquility with us. ((((hugs))))


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

It is an absolute pleasure, my friend. :) The summer flowers are my favourites, mostly because of the wide variety of shapes and colours. I look forward to more lovely photos from you as well. Cheers.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Tim-I'm wondering if you've selected a title for your awesome book on 'flowers of the seasons'? I think you should seriously consider it.

The poem-that is spot on...this is how it is in the south-a brief thundershower, then nothing but sun (and humidity) again. Unless it is hurricane season of course.

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Timorous, I am sure you are right in your first line, we are meant to be outdoors, who would want to be indoors when all these delights await us in the garden! These beautiful flowers are indeed natures bounty, thank you so much for sharing.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Lovely! Thank you. I enjoyed the flowers and the poem so very much.


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Whooho love that Tiny Padhye Lily! I'm always thrilled to see a new variety as they are endless with all the cross-breeding mavens out there. Beautiful photos timorous.


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Thank you once again Denise. You never know...if I gather enough top notch pictures, it might happen.

Hello Movie Master. I'm so glad you enjoyed the beautiful flowers, and my summer garden. Thanks.

Hi Paradise7, thanks for dropping by and taking in the sights and scents of my summer garden.


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Hey Green Lotus...I can see we're both lily fans. You're quite right, there's quite a few new varieties. I spotted a new reddish-brown daylily in a city park yesterday, though I must admit to being greedy. The picture was much too good to share with the online community...haha. Just kidding. I hold back some of my best shots...you never know when or if I might have enough to publish a book of flowers, as Denise suggested. Thanks for enjoying the photos. Cheers.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

These photos are just beautiful! The pink lily really caught my eye and being a tree lover I could almost feel its shade alongside the peaceful river. Appreciate your talent timorous.


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khyatisharma2010 5 years ago from DEHRADUN INDIA

oh these flowers are really beautifultoo see nfact all of dem


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Thank you so much Audrey. I'm glad you enjoyed the beautiful flowers, and the river trees. It's a real treat living only a 15 minutes walk from this river, and the many trees, ducks, and geese to be found there. Thanks for visiting.


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vitalesweets 5 years ago from Upstate NY

Gorgeous. I love the Asi-Florum Lily I think it was called. What a beautiful flower :) Thanks for sharing!


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Thank you khyatisharma2010, and vitalesweets.


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AccessoriesLove 5 years ago from NYC

It wasn't until this summer visiting The Highline in New York City did I really appreciate and take an interest in the beauty of flowers. I snapped a few pictures of some pretty yellow and pink flowers. What is interesting now is knowing the names of different types of flowers. I love the tall flowers. Delphinium. Thanks for sharing.


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D.A.L. 5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Hi, always a pleasure to share your fantastic photographs. You never disappoint. Best wishes to you.


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Greetings D.A.L. How's the summer in Lancashire? Thanks for strolling through my summer garden. Cheers.


crosstidalarc 5 years ago

Great hub, enjoyed the photographs of beautiful flowers.

Thanks for posting it.


fashion 5 years ago

This is sooo beautiful hub.Very colorful and attractive flowers.They make a feelings of fragrance.Well done.


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Thank you crosstidalarc & fashion. I'm glad you enjoyed the sights and smells of nature's finest.


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

Beautifully flowers....


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing and I vote up.


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Hello Eiddwen. I'm so glad you found my summer garden photos such a delight. There's so many beautiful flowers to choose from, it's hard to narrow it down to just 12. Thanks for following as well. Cheers.


Charlinex 5 years ago

Lovely flowers!


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Thanks for stopping by to enjoy the beautiful flowers in my summer garden, Charlinex.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Just stunning my friend wow! And bless you for my hub comment it was so appreciated


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Kimberly..so good to see you again. I'm happy that you enjoyed my summer flowers. I'll have another photo hub ready for this November's 'Patron of the Arts' contest. Stay tuned.

You're totally welcome to my heartfelt comments on your poem. Send me an email, why dontcha.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

babe my computer died so my new one doesn't have your address how should I proceed in this lovely flower bed

ps doing photo galleries too - i just think this contest is so much fun and exciting! not for the prizes but pushing myself to raise the bar-hope it doesn't fall on my head!

XO


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

haha..you should proceed gingerly. Don't trample those lillies, if you please..ms kimberly.

I'll send you an email, then you'll have me address. Done.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

:)))))))))))))))))


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Wow, incredible photos, with a beautiful backdrop of someone I love who brought me here to see your masterful work, you sir are a personal hero of mine.....


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Hey bb. Perhaps a bit over-stated, LOL, but I'm nonetheless grateful for your presence in my summer garden. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos too. Have a look at my other photo galleries, if you so desire.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Oh, you'll love me...I have a gift for both Southern California laid back, where I'm from, to my over-the-top zealousness, where my heart is regarding my joy of life and its non-stop incredible experiences..

I will check out your work...thanks for sharing your talent...


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Go for it, bb! You're welcome..anytime.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

I'm jealous

poop


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines

I really enjoyed the flowers! They truly touched my heart!

Thank you for sharing!

Rated up and beautiful!


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Oh Kimberly, you needn't be jealous. You take some really insightful pictures your own self. I just point my camera at these wonderful examples of nature's beauty, and they just come out that way, I guess. No poop. LOL.


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Thank you Jill o.a.t. I'm so happy that these flowers touched your heart. Mother Nature thanks you for noticing. Thanks for the votes, and becoming a follower. I shall have a look at your other hubs, shortly.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

*wink*

hugs


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Hi Kimberly. Just couldn't get enough uh them flowers huh? Hey..check yer gmail. *wink II* 'n' hugs back 2U.

We now return to our regularly scheduled hub topic...


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

smooches


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I have never taken much interest to photograph flowers. Now I understand pleasure of photographing beautiful flowers.


Delhi Flowers 4 years ago

Oh this is beautiful!! Everything looks so lush and i LOVE those flowers in the photo.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Beautiful and voted up!


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photostudiosupply 4 years ago from Rochester, New York

Very beautiful collection of flowers photos in this hub. Trees and Flowers add an extra ordinary effects to pictures. I love nature photography.


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timorous 4 years ago from Me to You Author

Thank you ignugent17 and photostudiosupply. I'm so glad you enjoyed these flower photos.


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csgibson 3 years ago from Traverse City Michigan

Excellent work.


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csgibson 3 years ago from Traverse City Michigan

I have included a lot of pictures in my hubs and my web site. My website is: http://www.colombialivinggood.com

Check it out


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You Author

Thanks very much, csgibson.


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csgibson 3 years ago from Traverse City Michigan

I am a relatively new hubber and I was wondering how you put the borders on your pictures and added the fancy dividers in this article? It really improves the appearance of the hub. Also how did you control the size of your pictures?


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You Author

Sure cs... The border is something you can add while you're editing the photo capsule when you're setting up your hub article. There's a checkbox in there that indicates 'with border' or similar phrase.

The dividers are a design I created with my photo editing software. I simply sized it to the full width of the hub column and uploaded the bitmap, just like any other photo. Then inserted copies of it in between the text and other photos.

I generally upload photos that are about 25% larger than the size they appear as in the hub. Hubpages automatically resizes them to fit the column, or half-width if you wish.

Hope that helps. You can always get some good info in the learning center (there's a link to it in the drop-down list under your username at the top of the page).


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csgibson 3 years ago from Traverse City Michigan

Thank you very much for your help.


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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

I've seen those beautiful flowers (Vinca) growing semi-wild in empty lots. Now I know their name. :)

Stunning photos you have. Thanks for posting! :)


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You Author

Hi FullOfLoveSites. Yep..the vinca is pretty hardy, though not a perennial. It will grow in semi-shade, and less than ideal conditions, and continues to flower right up until the first frost. Thanks for dropping by.


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sparkleyfinger 3 years ago from Glasgow

Some gorgeous photos here. I love photographing plants and wldlife myself, I should really share some on HP sometime!


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Riviera Rose 3 years ago from South of France

I'm sitting here, freezing cold, and it's wet and murky outside - and we're a week into spring! Your pictures have really cheered me up - I've planted a huge amount in my garden over the last few months and certain plants/bulbs are just appearing. I can't wait for some sunshine and warmth - and a joyous, flower-filled garden, like yours!


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You Author

Hallo, sparkleyfinger. Thanks. We'd all love to see your photos, I'm sure.


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You Author

Thanks ever so much, Riviera Rose. Your comments brought a smile to my face just now, knowing I've made your day a wee bit brighter.

Yes, I can hardly wait for the warm weather and more flowers. It seems to be struggling to get there this year..so far. It won't be long now..I can smell spring in the air.


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stuff4kids 3 years ago

Hi there. I loved seeing these beautiful flower pictures which have really brightened up my day as i look out of the window at the dark skies and the snowfall.

Thank you for a splash of color!

Bless you :)


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You Author

You're welcome, stuff4kids. The nice thing is, you can come here to this article (or any of my other nature photo galleries), and get your dose of floral beauty any time it looks gloomy wherever you are. Cheers.


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liesl5858 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi! Timorous, I love those beautiful flowers, thank you for sharing them.


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timorous 3 years ago from Me to You Author

Hi liesl5858. You're very welcome. Glad you enjoyed these beautiful flowers.


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Karen O Arey 2 years ago from Ithaca, NY

Beautiful photos!


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timorous 2 years ago from Me to You Author

Thanks so much Karen, and thanks for becoming a follower. :)


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jill of alltrades 2 years ago from Philippines

lovely, lovely lovely!


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loki1982 2 years ago from Dallas

Beautiful flowers. Upvoted!

Really liked the Tiny Padhye Lily.


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timorous 2 years ago from Me to You Author

@jill of alltrades - thanks for the lovely comment, and I couldn't agree more.

@loki1982 - I'm so glad you enjoyed nature's handy work. Thanks.


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mbgphoto 2 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

Beautiful photos of flowrs!


Gerardo 23 months ago

I think they named the flower MUM after Mums {aka momimes} because they keep going and going!How sweet your hubby brought you home some flrowers!

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