Monday, 27 April 2009

Brilliant vs Flames

The title actually refers to some plant buying today .. on the spur of the moment, and what a "rush' it provided while facing the never ending challenge of being the "deckless house" ..
"Brilliant Oriental Poppy" .. this is one flower that husband enjoys and I am happy to have it in my garden even though it goes to sleep after its awesome showing.
I have oriental but no actual cultivar name .. so this one is perfect : )
Flames of Passion Geum .. I had nailed it as one I would look for this year but I was taken by surprise to see it so suddenly on my whirlwind tour .. I love the common variety orange geum I have had paired with a violet coloured salvia .. opposite ends of the colour spectrum and looking wonderful together.
This geum is a rebloomer in scarlet, so I am looking forward to watching this beauty.

My sunrise this morning .. right on the dot at 6'ish .. I never get tired of watching it and "catching" it .. you can't see this and not be impressed by the beauty.

My little tasty tulips .. fully opened in the morning shade .. looking fabulous too ! So I will try and avoid seeing the VOID from the back of the house and focus on the beautiful some where else ? : )


Outside In said...

Love the sky shots, and those tulips are beautiful! I love the geums too,
I can't wait for mine to bloom also.

Deanne said...

Very beautiful photos today :)

tina said...

Those tulips are so awesome they look way better than tulips!

Anonymous said...

Is this the new camera?
Love your sunrise!

Sue said...

Those sunrises are beautiful! I like the tulips, too.

Anonymous said...

Those are some brilliant tulips blooming in your garden. Focus on them for now instead of the lack of deck. :)

Gail said...

Gorgeous photos...the sun rising and the fully opened tulips, perfect! Joy, you had a good day of finding beautiful sights to show us. gail

Linda Lunda said...

Werry nice!

gittan said...

Oh! I also love the red skies! And there's a lot of pictures taken of them everytime. Those Tulips looks great to. Have a great day / gittan

Crafty Gardener said...

Great sunrise Joy and those tulips are lovely. Mine are still in bud. Are the photos taken with the new camera?

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Cathy .. Thank you !
I'm really looking forward to seeing these new geum .. it was just by chance I was browsing and saw them. I want to see yours too girl ! LOL

Hello Deanne , thank you very much !

Hi Tina .. thanks girl .. wouldn't you know I can't find the label to these .. I'll have to try and browse a bit to see if I can find out what they are ! haha

kinittnkitten .. red faced here .. I'm still trying to cram the manual in my head .. this is still the old one ; )

Sue .. just lately we have been getting pretty sunrises, so I try to catch them early on .. I love seeing what the camera sees !

Hi Racquel .. that is what I am trying to do girl .. it just hits me over the head when I am working in the back .. or .. TRYING to work in the back ! LOL

Thanks Gail .. some mornings work out pretty darn good for shots : )

Hey Linda ... thank you girl !! LOL

Hello gittan .. yes! red skies are my favorite .. and some unusual tulips thrown in are a good thing : )

Hi Linda .. I am still trying to make sense out of the manual .. no directions for taking moon shots at night any where .. I need to buy a picture card and a new camera bag for the new one .. clean up this one and give it to hubby yet !

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Great sky and flower photos! Wonderful thing to focus on the beautiful while awaiting the emerging beauty of your new deck.


our friend Ben said...

Such gorgeous, pristine tulips, Joy! And who could resist ANY plant called 'Flames of Passion'? Whoa!!!

Giddy said...

Hi Joy, just catching up on my blog reading here after a busy few weeks. As always, your photos are gorgeous! Sorry it's taking so long to get your deck up. I know you must be anxious to get pots and other things up on it.

Dawn said...

Your tulips look so perfect!

Andrea said...

Where's my hodge podge friday?

I need one. lol

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Cameron, thanks girl ! .. I have to say we have never had to wait this long for a reno job before .. it is all a little much especially for a control freak and neat nut like me .. but I will get through this !! LOL

"ben" .. I think it is going to be one HOT plant ! hehehehehe

Giddy .. I just realized how long it has been since I was at your blog girl .. good grief where did the time go or my brain ?? LOL
Yup .. I'm climbing the walls here .. jeez !!!

Hello Dawn .. thank you girl ! : )

Andrea .. have you gotten any sleep yet girl .. you can do anything you want for the hodge podge thing ; )

lisa said...

Wow, great pictures! I really enjoyed the colorful tie-in of the sunrise and the flowers!

wiseacre said...

Don't sweat the deck. You have sun rises and a bright future when it does get done. And if all else fails there's always a nearby garden center.

I see you're getting the better of the camera now. Gorgeous shots of a great looking Tulip.

Anonymous said...

You'll get there!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi There Lisa .. yes ! and thank you .. it was a subtle suggestion with the orange yellow between the sunrise and these cute little guys .. I'm glad you liked that : )

Dear Mr. WiseA** .. I'm using my old camera still .. crazy eh ? I have to buy a new picture card for my new camera .. today may be the day .. and YES YES YES the garden centers are filling up with plants .. so I may escape to that relief ahhhhhhhhhhh ! : )

knittnkitten .. I know eventually it will happen .. but it is almost funny to look back and know how excited we were with the projects but after it has been dragged out this long we are stressed out and just plain exhausted from it all and I'm sick of being glued to the weather channel to see if the sun will hold for a few days ? jeez !!