Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just Walking

Just walking around the garden this night. Moving plants from overcrowding and weeding a few neglected areas I always miss. I'm in tune with the garden, almost like a part of the orchestra.
I glance upon the abundant number of butterfly's. It's seems they are all in a hurry to feed before the cupboard goes bare.
Nepeta 'walkers low'
Saponaria ocymoides
 Iris sibirica 'Caesars Brothers'

Rhapsody.

29 comments:

  1. I've just discovered your lovely blog and I'm now following ~ so nice to meet you!
    Best,
    Anne ♥♥

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  2. I can see why you were walking around the garden. It is so pretty and the butterflies are gorgeous, too.

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  3. Not only pretty blooms but already with butterflies. What more can one ask for then that beauty.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. Lovely blooms and butterflies. I couldn't help but notice your fennel. I dream of the day mine gets that large. It always gets eaten before it gets that big. I hope your butterflies will find it soon.

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    1. Yes, it is quite larger the last few years. I notice a swallowtail yesterday. So it won't be long. I have many small fennel seedlings as well this year.

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  5. Wonderful photos, especially of the butterflies! (I assume you use a tripod to get them so perfectly clear?)

    The iris against the mound of finely textured bronze fennel is a particularly nice study in contrasts too. I love bronze fennel, even if it isn't native!

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    1. I have used a tripod before, however these were taken with a image stabilization lens 50-250 and cropped to make larger.

      If you want some fennel, I many new seedlings. They do have to be transplanted young as they have a large tap root. I will give you and your husband a tour. Clearwater not very far away is i?

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  6. Love, love, love the analogy of the garden and an orchestra! Yes, yes we are in tune with our gardens and it's lovely! Beautiful imagery too!

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    1. I wanted to use some more musical terms, however i wanted to publish before I lost my inspiration. Definitely a golden moment.

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  7. Beautiful photos.
    I agree with Cat...the orchestra analogy is perfect.
    Love that iris, too.
    Have a great weekend. Hopefully quieter weather, than last weekend.

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  8. Greggo, you've just described the kind of evening and experience we all dream of in our gardens, I think. Thank you. You have such a good eye for texture and shape--your photos are really helpful to this gardener who's trying to learn about them both!

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    1. That iris is the third one planted there. The other two succumbed to unknown maladies.

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  9. Yes, a rhapsody of beauty. Your garden is just gorgeous. Love all the textures.

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  10. I really enjoyed the walk in the garden with your spectacular flowers and your special butterfly visitors....simply beautiful!

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  11. Your photos are beautiful. Love the first one with the butterflies! Have a great wknd.
    Beth

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  12. Nice butterfly photos. The colors of the first photo are striking together.

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  13. I love the crisp pictures of the butterflies. :o) The iris and fennel together are beautiful! I grow fennel every year. The pollinators love it.

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  14. It looks like summer! Beautiful summer! I used to have irises when we lived in Missouri. There is no one single plant in my current garden. I think I am lazy to divide them.

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  15. Love the Iris sibirica 'caesars brother'...have you seen the cultivar 'steve'?
    I believe that is its name...next on my wish list..its a deeper blue.
    great photos as usual!

    glimpsesofglory-karen.blogspot.com/

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  16. I needed to take my open space walk a month ago, but no time. I like seeing the fruits of your ramblings around, much different than what I'll be seeing in these parts. All those blues are perfect on this warm morning pulling some weeds.

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  17. I am guessing that is fennel behind the iris, and it makes a great backdrop.

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  18. Great shot- I got a few shots yesterday of two butterflies on one bloom as well- love it- are you having as many butterflies there as we are here? They are everywhere here- it is wonderful!!!!!

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  19. I meant shotS. not shot. =0( Great shots!!!

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  20. I like the idea of feeling in tune with the garden. It takes me a while to get there in Spring. But seeing butterflies helps. Lovely photos, Greggo.

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  21. Gorgeous, Greggo.... the butterflies AND the garden!

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  22. Wow. Your Walker's Low is blooming? You're way ahead of me. Your photos are lovely, especially the first one of the Iris vignette. Well done!

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  23. Yes, we enjoy our yard walks, don't we? I have a sinus infection, and very little energy, so I have had to enjoy my time out there without weeding. I think I am about finished moving things around, though.

    I enjoyed your photos.

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Thanks for leaving any comments, they are always welcomed. Sorry I had to add word verification as spam was becoming a huge problem. Greggo,