Photography - My garden July 2011, roses are red, lobelia is blue, my garden is in full bloom, just for you...a

small and pretty red rose cluster
small and pretty red rose cluster
Peaches and Cream Roses
Peaches and Cream Roses

Introduction

If I feel down at this time of year I nly have to look at my garden to raise a little light to my heavy heart. The flowers are in bloom, colours of every hue and the sun is bright, shinng down to bless my garden with its rays of hope.

Apart from alittle much needed tidying up the garden has more or less taken care of itself since last summer before our world turned upside down....

Poem - 'So proud I am of my garden'

So proud I am of my garden

So beautifully, fragrant and bright

Perennials bloom

Lit up by the moon

Leading fair way in the night...

So proud I am of my garden

My amateur play with the flowers

That brighten the day

Chase bad moods away

With their gracefully delightful powers


Enjoy

Leni Sands


My single poppy that drifted in from nowhere
My single poppy that drifted in from nowhere
...and now for her close-up
...and now for her close-up
A single pink Rose in full bloom
A single pink Rose in full bloom
A single red Rose hides in the greenery
A single red Rose hides in the greenery
Red Rose cluster
Red Rose cluster
A peach rose in full bloom with several buds in waiting
A peach rose in full bloom with several buds in waiting
Hanging basket number one with trailing blue lobelia and trailing red surfina
Hanging basket number one with trailing blue lobelia and trailing red surfina
Hanging basket number two abretia, lobelia, creeping jenny
Hanging basket number two abretia, lobelia, creeping jenny
Climbing clemetis and ?(I'll check back and name this later)
Climbing clemetis and ?(I'll check back and name this later)
arboreum
arboreum
Mixed tub of flowering snapdragons
Mixed tub of flowering snapdragons
Hanging basket number 3 aubretia, lobelia, surfine and creeping jenny
Hanging basket number 3 aubretia, lobelia, surfine and creeping jenny
St. Johns Wort
St. Johns Wort
Notice the tiny red trailing lobelia - doesn't seem to produce as many flowers as the blue lobelia or the aubretia
Notice the tiny red trailing lobelia - doesn't seem to produce as many flowers as the blue lobelia or the aubretia
cascade of blue - actually growing up the small tree and spreading across the wall
cascade of blue - actually growing up the small tree and spreading across the wall

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© 2011 Leni Sands

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leni sands 2 years ago from UK Author

brakel2 we are currently changing things in the garden and I am hoping it will all be done by Spring so that I can make it beautiful again. I love working in the garden. Thank you for popping by and commenting.


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Leni - Your hub is so beautiful with vivid photos and flowers that almost shine from the light of your talent. I wrote a comment, but I think it disappeared. May your garden bring you happiness and make your body loose and pain free all year round. Beautiful scenes can perform miracles.Sharing Blessings, Audrey


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Lady_E, I'm afraid it's been a bit of fight with weather. The poor blooms (like the birds and animals) can't decide what season it is. The roses have come into bloom again and the birds have started building their nests, barmy October heat has caused utter confusion.

Thank you for your comments.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

You sure have "green fingers".

The flowers are beautiful.

Well done. :)


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

epigramman, Vinaya Ghimire, Eiddwen, cre8ivOne - so sorry to have taken so long to respond to your comments and thank you all of you - your comments are much appreciated. Epi and eiddwen, thank you for linking it to facebook. The weather has been so unpredictable I have been trying hard to maintain my 'blooming' garden (so to speak). Thank you for visiting come back again soon.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

Love your garden pics!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

How beautiful, I love these photos. We only have a small patio out the nack but we grow all sorts(flowers,vegetables,fruits)in pots.

It's thanks to epi posting it on Facebook that I came accross this beautiful hub.

I vote this one up and here's to many more to share.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I'm a gardener and I loved your garden.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...so very very lovely my dear friend and so beautiful that I must post this to my Facebook page with a direct link back here so the whole world can see your 'art'

....I sincerely hope you've had a happy safe and productive summer ...

lake erie time 10:57pm ontario canada with glorious full moon over the lake


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks to everyone who sent me best wishes and prayers. I am now well on the way to recovery. It was a truly nasty virus that struck me down so I don't want to go there again. It was nice to know that so many people cared. Thank you!


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sofs 5 years ago

Leni, I hope you are well and doing much better now.. have an awesome day !!


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks sofs please visit again anytime and thank you for your kind thoughts on my status - I am still feeling quite poorly - I have never had flu like this before it has really knocked me for six.


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sofs 5 years ago

Your Garden is something that you need to be proud of.. beautiful.. i just enjoyed seeing those colors and shapes.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you for your visit Movie Master I am pleased you enjoyed my garden. It has been hard work considering the British weather and trial and error with different plants is still on going - my perennials and alpine rockery plants come up every year but the next stage of my plan is to try to ensure that I have colour all year round.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi leni, I have really enjoyed visiting your beautiful garden, you must have worked so hard to achieve such great results, thank you for sharing.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you both for your kind words. I am so proud of my garden and how it has grown so beautifully. I cannot wait to get to work on the canalside garden. I plan to step a veggie patch from the waters edge up wards. I am currently clumsly growing veg in the greenhouse and potatoes in bags outside. We are having a garage built so I cannot do much with it at the moment but rest assured when I do I will share my results. Thanks so much for visiting my garden!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh so very beautiful. Thank you.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Leni, your Pictures are simply Breathtaking, and Beautiful! Wow, Wow, WOW! You do have Talent my friend and such wonderful subjects to Photograph. Thanks for Sharing this treat.

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