Wordless Wednesday (Rain)

Luciously...
lovely...
lavender...
liquid.

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A Peek At My Big Bloomers

The colour of this "violet" geranium is almost fluorescent!

Despite some heavy showers last evening, Miss Violet has turned her face to the light this morning with this one, almost fluorescent bloom.  The colour is so difficult to capture with a digital camera, but while this initial bloom shows not much “violet” colour, the gradation is spectacular.  A dark pink (violet?) blends into an almost coral colour in the center.  Hopefully I can get some truer shots when it fully opens.  Have you ever seen anyone get so excited over a geranium?  No matter what else I plant, geraniums are always big bloomers for me.

Another new acquisition...

Charlie picked up this beauty on the weekend — it is a bright pink with a deep red center and is loaded in buds.

Another big bloomer...

This lavender geranium is just starting to pick up speed and has a flush of blooms and buds.

A favourite combination...

And though the pinks and reds are lovely, I believe this true orange (not coral) colour with the purplish blue lobelia is my favourite combination of all.  I love these two colours in the garden.

There’s lots of colour on the deck this morning — there’s lots of colour everywhere!  Can you imagine a lovelier roadside display than this one, just across the street?

A colourful display for the first day of summer...

The yellow plants are common birdsfoot trefoil, the pink is clover, the hint of blue is cow vetch and some of the white blooms are wild blackberries, though I’m unsure of the shrubs with white blooms in the distance.  The roadside for as far as I can see, left and right, looks like this…

The cows have settled into their summer home.

and this.  You can see a few cows in the top of the frame — I think it must be a wonderful spot to graze, even on a dull day like today.

I hope you enjoyed this peek at my big bloomers. ;)