Saturday, May 31, 2008

AS THE GARDEN GROWS ~ 'FAREWELL SWEET MAY'

"What a desolate place would be a world without flowers? It would be a face without a smile; a feast without a welcome."
~ Clara L. Balfour










"But make no mistake:
the weeds will win:
nature bats last."

~ Robert Michael Pyle


7 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... I just love all of your collages! The plant that most caught my eye is the white-and-blue streaked iris, so I'm glad to see that there's another post about only that. Way cool.

beckie said...

Your flowers are delicious! So many varieties of hostas, ferns, and azaleias. Is that an orange one? I saw an orange years ago in a garden, but have never seen one for sale. You take the best pictures!

joey said...

Dearest Kim ... always a delight! 'Batik', the gaudiest flower in my garden, was a purchase last spring. It's very happy with its new friends and I love it!

Thanks Beckie! The orange is an exbury azalia. Twenty years ago it began its life on a too sunny hillside with 2 other friends and now rests peacefully in semi-shade retirement. I do love azaleas, rhodos, ferns and hostas, don't I? May is my favorite month in which many favorites richly shine in simple splendor.

artistsgarden said...

OMG!! You have yummey recepies!
Thanks for visiting my blog. You have wonderful pictures here - I will be back.
Regards
Karen

Anna said...

My goodness Joey---this is breath-taking!! I loved it all. Thank you. I can sure see you love to play with color and you are grand at it.

Bren said...

Can you believe this weather we are having? EVERYTHING IS JUST POPPIN'! I love what you have shared this day - ONCE AGAIN! You always have fabulous garden shots.
Enjoy the day - and Happy gardening!

Catherine said...

Joey ~ WOW ~ beautiful, beautiful captures, & collages!! Love the alliums, & ferns, & hostas..everything, but that blue iris is quite a stunner, I'm in love with that beauty!! I could look at these beautiful pics again and again!!
How I'd love to walk in your garden in person bloggin sis!! ~Your captures are truly the next best thing :)
Hug's
Cat