Wednesday, April 15, 2009

'TAKE TIME TO SEE A FLOWER LIKE A FRIEND' ~ (GARDEN BLOGGERS' BLOOM DAY)

"In a way, nobody sees a flower really, it is so small, we haven't time ~ and to see takes time, like to have a good friend."
~ Georgia O'Keefe











~ Potted friends greet guests at front door
(Container gardening)
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Heuchera (Creme Brulee); Polar Red English Daisy; 'Etain' Viola hybrid; 'Sweet Sorbet' Erysimum; 'Chic in Red' Primula; 'Golden Flourish' Alyssum saxatile
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30 comments:

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Joey, what wonderful, colorful blooms you have. I especially love the pansies, they are just so friendly! And Georgia O'Keeffe rules (I share her birthday, too!)!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Georgia O'Keeffe had the right idea. I look on my plants as friends--or maybe more like pets;)
Marnie

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Joey, The Georgia O'Keefe quote is so true! All of your blooms are lovely, but I just love your pansies...beautiful! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter!

Gail said...

Joey, Your post today is beautiful! Is that by chance Viola Etain? I have a similar, if not the same one and think it is stellar! I noticed you at the Just Joey post! You have got to get that rose! Have a dlicious day....gail

perennialgardener said...

I bow down to the Queen of beautiful collages!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Aaah . . . .~~Dee

Paul said...

Lovely pics !!

Rose said...

Beautiful collages, Joey. The one of the violas looks like a stained glass window! I would imagine friends coming to your door would take time to really look at these lovely flowers.

Phillip said...

Nice and colorful!

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

I echo what perennialgardener has just said!
Beautiful images Joey - and such an apt quote too
K

joey said...

Must tuck your birthday in my head, Monica! Love Georgia O'Keefe but you're not too shabby either, dear one :)

Pets/wildlife are dear friends, Marnie, and you have a gift for capturing the essence of their beauty.

Delighted to hear from you, dear Kim. Yes, indeed we had a delightful Easter as I hope you did. Looks like you're back in action ... a gift to all of us who missed you :)

Yes indeed it is 'Viola Etain', Gail. A must each year that I enjoy viewing ... close. And yes, I MUST have that rose :)

How sweet, Racquel! It was pouring rain for 2 days straight ... my containers were close :)

Thanks Dee ... if today's sunshine continues, I might catch up with you!

Thank you for visiting, Philip. You have a kind soul.

How kind, Rose. My 'post-lady' dropping mail through the door slot is my biggest fan!

Thank you, Philip ... your garden post was stunning!

Thanks Karen ... your stunning slide show put my humble post to shame!

Msrobin said...

You really have some beautiful blossoms for April Joey, thanks for sharing them with us! We had lunch in your neck of the woods Saturday, in West Bloomfield.

beckie said...

Joey, love the violas and the daisy. So pretty! Your collages are stunning. Thank you for sharing them.

joey said...

Thanks Robin ~ you were very close! We're east of W. Bloomfield, near Birmingham.

So kind of you to say, dear Beckie. Now that the rain has stopped, anxious to hit the garden with my camera ... lots of good stuff goin' on :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Joey! All I can say is, "Riotous Color!" Beautiful collages... they make me want to cheer! ha. :-)

joey said...

Very loud compared to my quiet back garden, Shady. Contrast is good :)

Jarlin said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing...

joey said...

Thanks, Jarlin ~ stay cool :)

marmee said...

wow so many colourful blooms. is all that going on in your garden already. thanks for brighting up my day. happy spring.

joey said...

These beauties are in pots by the front door, Marmee! Today is spring beautiful and I'm heading out!

Meems said...

What gorgeous container flowers, Joey... and a beautiful post. Love the O'Keefe quote, too. Most of my friends complain I take more time with my plants than them. They are right sometimes and I have to catch myself to get out of the garden to take time with them. Glad to hear spring has arrived.
Happy GBBD!
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Yummie, they are sweet as candy!

Lovely and colourful collages Joey.

xoxo Tyra

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

What a lovely sentiment,Joey. I think I am a better friend to flowers, however, than to my friends these days. Happy Bloom day, a little late but better late than not!

joey said...

Oh Meems, I can't believe any of your friends ever feel neglected ... you seem to wrap your arms around the world! Thank you, dear friend.

Hugs dear Tyra ... we made it!

Georgia had a way with flowers (and hopefully friends), dear jodi. Happy 'no snow' Bloom Day!

flowergardengirl said...

I would make time for you if you lived close by. The saying is so true--you have to make time to be a good friend. Love all the collages.

Marysol said...

You already know I'm a big fan of your collages, but the pansy collage made me swoon.
Such delicate petals with their soft, ethereal colors,
breathtaking...theme music, optional.

joey said...

Dear Anna, I know you and I would have fun traveling with our cameras, sharing life through your precious eyes. I'm here at the lake with Nancy, lovingly thinking of you.

Pansies are me, dear Marysol ... you've heard many of my stories and my special love for pansies is another :)

flowergardengirl said...

And I'm there with you too--camera in tow, binoculars, wading boots, sun hat, sweater--always got to have a sweater at the lake, and bring my appetite too. Thank you!

Michelle said...

That has always been one of my favorite quotes.

joey said...

Michelle ... how did you find this old post! Good to hear from you ... and may all your dreams come true!