Monday, July 23, 2018

Flowers and more flowers.............

I have flowers inside too.  I received this bouquet from a friend on the east coast.  Doesn't it look beautiful with my grayed lavender walls?  















I have never seen a lavender rose before.  I suppose they probably dyed it somehow.







The balloon flowers are all in full bloom now.  These were pink when I planted them about 14 years ago but they are closer to white each year now.





The Rudbeckia is still early in its season so there is a lot more yellow to happen in both front and back gardens.

I'm beginning to think about fabric.....between naps.......and walking, dr. orders after surgery so no blood clots will form.  I have a pile of old gardening magazines to go through before I take them to recycling too.....a different kind of busy than I am used to.

26 comments:

Andra Gayle said...

The rose is called a "blue chip" rose. It is natural.

Elle said...

There is a beautiful lavender rose called Angel Face.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Morning Wanda. Good to see you are getting out and about in your garden. I was going to suggest that maybe dye was put in the water but see other comments of it being natural. I remember a few years ago a street seller had bunches of flowers in bizarre looking colours - they said it was food dye in the water so not harmful. Your bouquet is beautiful - I hope they last a long time for you to enjoy :)

Gene Black said...

There are actually several roses that are lavender. The color is achieved by cross-breeding usually although there are a few heirloom lavenders (probably really a mauve.)

Mary said...

What a beautiful arrangement! Thank you for continuing to post while you recover.

HollyM said...

The flowers are beautiful especially with your walls and runner. As artists there is always something to keep our attention. We are lucky that way. Being surrounded by pretty flowers helps. Take care.

Sylvia Anderson said...

So happy you are able to visit the back yard during your recovery and hope Mother Nature cooperates with the weather. Temperatures yesterday were wonderful, although rain threatened sporadically. Just wondering if you've been able to resist wandering into your upstairs studio. lol Have a good day Wanda!

MontyBear said...

Good time to look through those magazines, mark or save the helpful articles, and move the others to recycling. Get well soon.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

good that you are up walking about and moving - the sewing will be waiting for you when you can get back to it. Glad your recovery is going well

martha said...

So glad you are up and moving . I was worried about you. It is not fun after any surgery, but it is always nescessary to walk and exercise. Lucky you have a nice backyard. Behave and do what your kids tell you. That is the full circle of life!

Quiltdivajulie said...

So happy to hear that fabric thoughts are returning -- take your time and walk as needed to be sure you recover fully. Sending HUGE hugs to you!!

Millie said...

Happy to see you are getting better. No. They didn’t dye that lavender rose. I was just visiting a botanical garden in California and saw a rosebush full of them. Photos will be on my blog in a day or two.

JJM said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely bouquet. I had never seen a lavender rose before. And now I know from the comments more about them. Love your blossoms. It has has been a great year for my perennials too. But an interesting phenomenon.... Our yard has what is called "snow fungus" diagnosed by a landscaper. Most of the yard is struggling to be totally green. Our above normal rainy June helped the fungus to grow. Go figure ? ? ?

JJM

Bonnie H said...

All the flowers are beautiful ! Glad you are up and about ! Keep it up !

Nancy J said...

Lovely flowers, in bouquets and your garden too.Hope you are being good, as hard as it may be, and gentle walking as directed!!! Old magazines are good to re-read, and quilting ones will give you new inspirational ideas,Just wait a while before the machines are in use again, please.

O'Quilts said...

My husband used to grow roses...lavender rose is natural and beautiful.
keep on keeping on Wanda xo

Stephanie said...

Hullo from Australia. I read your blog everyday and love your bright happy quilts. I have two ‘blue roses’ in my garden - a ‘Blue Moon’ and a ‘Lady X’. They are both highly perfumed. Best wishes Stephanie

Jaye said...

Beautiful flowers! I hope you are feeling better. Get lots of rest and you will be back to quiltmaking soon!

Roxanne said...

I was surprised how many lavender roses there are. Who knew?! It’s lovely in your bouquet and your room!

Linda Swanekamp said...

My grandmother had lavender roses. Your bouquet is just sumptuous. Glad you are doing better, enjoyed the photo.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Lovely flowers! You know there exists also a black tulip? It looks weird to me, so unnatural! They can make everything nowadays!!

Denise in Sacramento said...

I’m so glad you are feeling better and stronger each day. Your gardens are lovely and the pictures are enjoyed by all.

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful flowers - no wonder you're thinking about fabric with the colour in those lovely blooms.
So glad you're home and taking things easy Wanda. Haven't been reading blogs for three days so I'm a little late in catching up with you. It's good that family are able to come and help you with meals and take care of you. Carry on with the naps and walking and enjoy reading your garden mags.

Kerry said...

My grandmother had a "Blue Moon" tea rose. Pretty but it was lavender coloured. Nice when the outdoors comes inside for you - lovely bouquet.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Sorting magazines is always an interesting way to recuperate. Be sure to keep your legs elevated while you browse. Your flowers are lovely. With all our overcast days, I am getting out of the mood to take care of weeds. Stitching beads to a project is much more appealing.
Best wishes for a complete recovery.
xx, Carol

Shasta Matova said...

That is a beautiful flower arrangement. Your garden pictures tell me that you are feeling strong enough to walk outside, and I am glad. I wish you continued speedy recovery.