Monday, August 02, 2010

This week's stars

Below are two of the black - crimson dahlias. I have a third which is yet to bloom



This is an old rose. Don't worry about the damaged leaves - it's because the air is so pure here. Honestly!


This below is verbena Homestead purple and burgundy not fully out.
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12 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Purples and reds, such magisterial colours. Thanks.

lom said...

you have a lovely garden Pat and I envy you your peace and quiet

Mary Witzl said...

I could cry just looking at these photos! After a year away, we came back to find our garden sadly neglected and overgrown with creeping buttercup, dandelions, purslane, hawkweed, and ground elder -- and plenty others I can't identify. And the grass is as high as an elephant's eye...

I love your dahlias!

Pat said...

Elizabeth: a great word for then.

LOM: thank you and I hope your foot isn't damaged.

Mary: don't be sad - a bit of loving care and it will flourish again. We have all the weeds - including ground elder.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

All yout flowers are just gorgeous, Pat.....Yours is such a BEAUTIFUL Garden--filled with such ezquisite plants. I LOVE the Black Dahli's, more than I can say---But, in truth, everything is a reasure.

Pat said...

Naomi: there is a time in the year when the dark reds are so satisfying. As Elizabeth says 'magisterial'.

Kevin Musgrove said...

I know how you mean with the roses. Back when the emissions from Trafford Park were at their height my parents' roses had leaves like new bay laurel.

My snails won't let me have dahlias. If I had a big enough tree I'd try growing them in a hanging dustbin.

Pat said...

Kevin: Trafford Park? That rings a bell- my first husband went straight from Uni to Metro Vickers.
Are slug pellets beyond the pale?

kenju said...

Lovely flowers, Pat! YOu put me to shame.

Pat said...

Judy: with all your beautiful creations? Nonsense:)

Charlie said...

What beautiful dahlias (not to mention the rose)!!

Pat said...

Charlie: the dahlias are my new babies.