Roses, Hydrangeas and Poppies for some summertime beauty.

Mom in the garden. That’s me.  Except I haven’t been able to get into my garden very much the past few weeks. This, unfortunately,  is making me quite grumpy!  So I’m simply going to post a bunch of pictures that make me feel like I’m in my garden.  🙂

I hope you like them. And that they make you feel happy too!


A cluster of my climbing roses (Zephirine Drouhin). I’m so happy with their brightness factor on our fence!

I really liked the lighting on this Zephirine Drouhin Climbing rose.

This is my sister-in-law’s Tiger Rose. I think it is amazing! (and I really *need* to get one!)

What a splash of color this beautiful Tiger Rose adds to a garden!

Evening sunlight softens the color tone of my Burgundy Ice Floribunda Rose.

Evening sunlight on my Iceberg Floribunda Rose. I can’t resist taking pictures in the evening!

Fuchsia is a very popular plant in Ireland. It’s not uncommon to find it growing in hedges in the West. It was introduced to Ireland in the mid-19th century from Chile & Argentina. (This picture was taken in County Mayo).

Is it any surprise that I have a picture of a Hydrangea? I love their high cheerfulness factor!

Yep, another Hydrangea picture…

My Clematis ‘Bagatelle’ (Dorothy Walton). This picture is for my husband 🙂

My poppies on a glorious morning!

A different view of the poppies.

Marigolds to finish the post with.

19 thoughts on “Roses, Hydrangeas and Poppies for some summertime beauty.

    • Hi Paraic! There are quite a few flowers which are just about ready to bloom. Something is attacking it at the roots though, so I’m not sure they are going to make it. I’ll have to investigate how to fix that!

  1. The pictures of the flowers are beautiful! Enjoyed both the flowers and the pictures. You really have a great eye for capturing the beauty of the flower(s). Thanks for spreading the joy!

    • That is so nice of you to say Mobilemom, thank you! It’s too bad we couldn’t share our cool weather here with your warmth there! We’d love to have some heat 🙂 I hope it cools down a bit for you and your flowers!

  2. It’s so obvious – not only is my friend talented in the garden – she’s also talented with a camera! Thanks for sharing your obvious talents my friend! Especially the Paraic flower. It’s one of my favorites … 🙂
    With love and thanks for the beautiful pics,

  3. Hello Dana, I found your blog because I was looking up pictures of Zephirine Drouhin on Google Image Search. I wanted to let you know that I used one of your images in this post on my blog. I linked the image via URL and didn’t upload it independently. I also credited you in the caption. You may find the post here:

    Please let me know if you prefer not to have your images used and I will take it down.

    That aside, it’s wonderful to find a gardening blog with beautiful pictures. (I’m an enthusiast, but have no land yet to start on. I bought my first plant – an African violet – and am currently trying to salvage it from overwatering and soil mealy bugs.)

    I hope you have a nice day.

    • Hi Jean Dee, Thanks so much for writing. By all means you are welcome to use the image with the Mom in the Garden credit. (and what a great post you have written!) I’m glad you enjoy my pictures of flowers. I love flowers and taking pictures. 🙂 Dana

      • Thank you so much, Dana. You’ve been very kind. Thank you for visiting my blog, too. ^_^ Keep taking pictures. It’s an inspiration to budding gardeners like me.

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