Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Garden Flowers - Mid July

It continues to be cloudy, on and off rainy weather. So I chose to post some photos of garden flowers that were either for sale or growing on the grounds of a landscaping company called Contemporary Garden Supplies located near Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The photos were taken back in the third week of July. I think one of the employees was watching me rather closely while I was doing the photography. I guess I would have been wondering too why a guy was taking pictures of their plants if I had been the employee. :)

Zinnias, Petunias, Marigolds, Ageratums, and More




A Lily

Plant Name Unknown to Me


Fred said...

I never have any luck with zinnias. During the summer, I just plant tons of marigolds and dwarf pentas until September. Then I get serious about color.

mreddie said...

Great photos! I always plant zinnias and marigolds in my veggie garden just for the color. ec

Murf said...

Hi, Tim. The employee wouldn't have been watching you because you were wearing just a raincoat while taking pictures of flowers, could he? ;-)

Marigolds are like the carnations of flowers. They have no redeeming quality other than a splash of color.

Cergie said...

We have all these plants, the lily, it's not a lily. It looks like,but it's not.
It's "hemerocallis", a vivace plant (with roots and whose leaves disappear in winter). Lily is a corn plant such as tulip or dadfodil.
You must believe me. You know how I'm a garden speciallist !
Ask to your brother, he'll say "cergie is right".
However, I like your pictures, all of them, especially the one at the top.

Did you notice how I do speak English fluently now, it's because I'm often practicing on your blog !

Tim Rice said...

Hi, fred. When I was a kid, I or other members of my family used to love growing multitudes of zinnias along the front of our truck patch.

Hi, mreddie. Yes! Zinnias and marigolds do bless us with colors.

Hi, murf. That's not me at all. What's me in the summer time is shorts, t-shirt, and sandals. :) And I take it that marigolds and carnations are not near your favorite flowers. They're not the top of my list; but I do enjoy them.

Hi, cergie. I'll accept your correction that my lily is not really a lily; but I'll probably still call it a lily. :) Glad you enjoyed these flower photos. And, yes, I did notice that you have become fluent in English. If my blog has helped you in that, I am happy and so glad that I could be of service in that way.

Cergie said...

Dear Tim, don't forget I created cergipontin because you find the way to jardin de Marguerite !

Cergie said...

You FOUND the way.
[Finally, I'm not so fluent !]

M(urf)! said...

Hi, Tim. I am somewhat of a fan of something called a double marigold. They are not so 'tightly squeezed into a ball' like a typical marigold is. They are more loose petally speaking if that makes sense. As for carnations...I think they should be classified as weeds and not put into bouquets. :-)

Minka said...

Lilies are my favourite flowers, I juts learned however, that people can be allergic to their smell!
I think tehy smell devine!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, cergie. I think you have created two wonderful blogs.

Hi, murf. I guess we all are entitled to our opinions. I think carnations are pretty. Marigolds, I'm less a fan of but do still enjoy them.

Hi, minka. Glad you enjoy them. It is sad that some people are allergic to their smell.

Ginnie said...

It's funny, Tim, but I try to always have a quick come-back ready whenever I'm taking photos and think it's possible someone will ask me why! Sometimes I actually tell people up front that I'd love to take a certain pic for my blog, if they don't mind. So far so good.

I LOVE the tiger lily--one of my favorite flowers in the world, esp. when they grow wild (which they do in Michigan along the road).

Tim Rice said...

Hi, ginnie. That's not a bad idea to have something ready to say when someone might ask why one is taking a picture. And your right, tiger lillies are so pretty.

Anvilcloud said...

The unidentified one looks a bit like a Ganzania.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, anvilcloud. It is good to know the names of plant. That one I just didn't. Thanks for coming by.