Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th!















After two really vicious hailstorms in the last week, I'm happy to say that my flowers in the front have survived. Unfortunately, all the container plants on the back deck were beat to heck.











But my peony is finally in bloom!! Isn't it gorgeous?

Here's a wider shot, so you can see this big ol' bush with one flower. There isn't a bud anywhere else on the plant!















My columbines and pansies made it through without much damage too.


Hope you guys have a great holiday. Stay safe!

ATM


14 comments:

Eileen said...

Looks beautiful! Have a very Happy 4th of July. Enjoy your day, hope the weather is nice and you can get some nice outdoor time.XOXO

kim said...

very pretty! i hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th and you see lots of fireworks!

Brenda said...

Your peony is so purdy! I love the dainty little purple flowers too!

Hope you've had a wonderful 4th!

Ann(ie) said...

Very PURTY!

Happy 4th, sugar.

Rootietoot said...

COlumbine is gorgeous. It's too hot to grow it here, alas, and pansies are a wintertime flower for me.
The peony is LOVELY, good that you took a picture for posterity.

Myron said...

Wonder if a peony would survive the Houston heat? I think one or 2 would look neat among Mrs Myron's other stuff.

Dorky Dad said...

I wish my peony would bloom. Stupid &^%$# peony.

carmachu said...

They all look great....

Samantha said...

I'm scared of the flowers in the garden here. I have no idea why. I'm so weird.

Boo7 said...

Beautiful flowers....love the one Peony!! Perhaps more will come join it soon........:) Hope you had a good holiday!!

phlegmfatale said...

I love peonies and columbines. Beautiful!

Annie Drogynous said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I'm still laughing over the one flower on that particular bush, lol.

My landscaping is lush with leafy shrubs but I wish I had the time or patience to bring some color to it. I enjoy gardening but not enough to plant annuals, just perennials.

Uch, thanks for reminding me that I have some pruning to do, lol.

Grim Reality Girl said...

Such pretty flowers! Peonies are THE BEST!!!!!

Sven said...

Peonies on the 4th of July?!?!?

In MN, peonies are sooooooo Memorial Day.