Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bejeweled - GBBD 9/12

Calibrachoa 'Can-can'

In September, there are jewels that dazzle in the garden--glimmering and gleaming with color.

I am joining Carol of May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Check out what other garden bloggers have blooming from all over the world.

Citrine petals begin their journey outward to breathe a hello.

Sunflower




Opals and pearls show up in the most beautiful of places.

Asparagus Yard Long Beans



Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'



Garlic Chives


Ruby petals mingle and intertwine with butterflies.


Knock-out Rose

Gerbera

Achillea millefolium Yarrow 'Paprika'


Amethyst deepens and flushes brightly.

Malva sylvestris Common Mallow


Clematis 'jackmanii'


Carnelian speckles an emerald background.

Ipomoea quamoclit Cypress Vine

Garnet flashes a smile amid the field of flowers.

Coreopsis verticillata 'Route 66'

Carnelian bursts with bold color.

Echinacea angustifolia 'Hot Papaya'


Rose quartz petals dance in the sunlight.

Echinacea angustifolia 'Bright Star'
© copyright 2012 Michelle A. Potter

76 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos as always! Loved the Malva sylvestris and the sunflower :-) I need to add some more autumn flowering plants in my garden I think, I am green with envy...

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    1. Thank you, Helene. Although I have some autumn bloomers, I still want to add more.

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  2. You do have a lot of dazzling colour in your garden. I was absolutely taken with the bloom of the Long Beans. What a dazzler! Loved the photos, loved the colours and the wildlife.

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    1. Many thanks, Bernie H. The bloom on the beans was a surprise to me as well. This is the first year I have grown this variety, and I was dazzled by that bloom.

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  3. Awesome pictures! Your photos are art! Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you very much, Sadun. I am glad you liked them.

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  4. Wow very stunning photos! I love all of them but most especially that sunflower shot with very vivid hairs. We almost have the same thought as i include a hirsute petunia too, as well as that stringbean flower, although I decided to delete the latter because it seems an outlier with an all ornamental photos i got. So i instead post it in the FB wall, haha! I wish i can get photos as vivid as yours too!

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    1. Thank you, Kalantikan. That sunflower is still blooming. And I love the hairs on plants...makes them so real.

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  5. Wonderful photographs as always. Particularly liked the butterfly on Garlic Chives. The colours are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I was so excited to see another Monarch butterfly on that day.

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  6. Your photos are always beautiful and its such a delight to see whats flowering in your garden! Happy GBBD :)

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    1. Thank you, Christine. GBBD is a wonderful time to gather up all the blooms and show them off.

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  7. Your photos are always so inspiring! You have a lot of color in your garden and it all looks stunning! Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thank you, Karin. I will miss all this color when late autumn arrives. I do love the seasons, however.

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  8. Stunning! Especially the hummingbird in flight!

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    1. Much appreciated, Marcia. That hummingbird was fun to capture.

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  9. A truly Beautiful set of photos, i look forward to seeing your future posts

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    1. I appreciate it, Michael. I am glad you will be back.

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  10. Your pictures are breathtaking! I'm amazed at how you captured that hummer on film. I have one that visits some pentas on my porch every day, but s/he is so quick - by the time I've grabbed my camera it's too late!

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    1. It is not easy to capture them. I have done the same as you--grabbed my camera only to find I am too late. Once in a while I get lucky.

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  11. Stunning photos, especially the butterfly and hummimg bird. Really love the flower of your bean, so delicate. So many flowers to attract pollinating insects. must buy more for my garden here.

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    1. That was a surprise, the bean bloom. It has a very delicate beauty. Today, I saw a hummingbird at those flowers.

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  12. Superb photography! a wonderful post.

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    1. Thank you very much, Deanne. And thank you for stopping by.

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  13. Michelle your pictures are pure works of art...stunning t the senses...what camera do you use? I just love coming here to look slowly and savor each breathtaking image!

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    1. Thank you very much, Donna. That is very kind of you. I use a Nikon D3100. This is my first DSLR camera, and I really like it.

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    2. You are very talented Michelle...it is an innate talent and you have the "right" eye for photography!

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  14. Lots of pretty blooms on this GBBD! I have never seen the Echinacea angustifolia 'Hot Papaya' before. At first I thought that it was a zinnia. I want to add a Common Mallow next year/seed it this fall. I have noticed that it has great staying power and stands up to light frost very nicely. Last year I saw some still blooming at the end of October in a neighbour's garden. Happy GBBD Sage Butterfly!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. That Hot Papaya is new to my perennial bed, and I really like it. And the mallow is worth a try. You will like it.

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  15. I love Calibrachoa, great performance in the heat here. Lovely photos. I enjoyed seeing the Hot Papaya Echinacea in bloom, it is a new one for me.

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    1. I have fallen in love with calibrachoa. It is a mainstay in my summer garden.

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  16. Beautiful photos!! That hummingbird shot! WOW!

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  17. I wish I could grow the limelight hydrangea. Your photo of it is spectacular.

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    1. They are one of my favorites...lots of staying power and beautiful.

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  18. Dropped by from Rhone Street. You captured the pure beauty of these flowers through your lens. I can hardly wait to get back in my gardens.

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    1. Thank you, Darla. I appreciate your kind comment. Happy gardening!

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  19. Such lovely photos! You've captured the best of the end-of-summer blooms. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Gloria. At times I am amazed how much there is blooming a this time of year.

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  20. Wow, the Asparagus Bean flower was a surprise! The Limelight Hydrangea is always a favorite. And that hummingbird shot is priceless. Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I love this time of year with all of those surprises.

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  21. Your photography is just spectacular! The asparagus bean is lovely--sometimes, the tiniest of blooms are the most dazzling. The capture of the butterfly on the chives is so perfect--it almost doesn't looks real! And the colors and contrast of the malva are just lovely. I just began following you--your photography is so inspirational! Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. That bean was a very pleasant surprise. I appreciate your kind words.

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  22. Breathtaking photography. I felt I could almost dip in and touch the butterfly on the wild garlic.

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    1. The monarchs always make me giddy. I feel lucky that they stick around long enough for me to get some good shots.

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  23. The garnet is almost surreal...I've missed you so much Michelle :). You send such a lovely energy :). Honestly.

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    1. Thank you, unikorna. That is very kind of you. I hope you are doing well.

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  24. That hummingbird photo is wonderful. I can almost hear the flapping of its wings. Late summer blooms are so much appreciated. You photos really bring us up close and personal.

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    1. Thanks, Joene. Soon, the hummingbirds will have migrated south. They are still chasing each other all around the garden at the moment. They always make me smile.

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  25. I love this posting, Michelle! Your display of 'jewels' is amazing. It is impossible to pick a favorite, but I will make special mention of your mallow, and the stunning hummingbird capture! P. x

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    1. Thank you, Pam. The mallow has been a nice addition this year to the garden. I did not expect to like it as much as I do.

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  26. Your descriptions are lovely, and your photos are amazing. The bean is beautiful, and that mallow certainly doesn't look common!

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    1. Thank you, Holley. I agree, that mallow really outdoes itself.

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  27. I love that song, i wish i knew the rest of it and who sings it. Beautiful photo's Sage Butterfly, i really enjoyed this post.

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    1. Is that from a soundtrack? Thank you, Karen. I am glad you stopped by.

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  28. welcome to tina´s picstory! your flowers are wonderful! :)

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    1. Thank you, Tina. And thank you for your visit.

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  29. Beautiful photos as always! Love the hummingbird :) Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca. Those hummingbirds are such a joy.

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  30. What beautiful photos. Love how the butterflies and hummingbird got in on the act too.

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    1. Thanks, Crystal. Those butterflies and hummingbirds are hard to avoid at times. :)

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  31. 'asparagus yard long beans'? Such beautiful flowers on an edible crop?

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    1. It was a pleasant surprise, Diana. The blooms are so lovely they could be ornamentals. However, I do love those beans.

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  32. I love the close ups of the flowers. A flower bloom is a study in itself, is it not?

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    1. Thank you, Mary. It is an entirely separate landscape, the flower bloom. One I cannot get enough of.

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    1. Thank you, Alistair. I really appreciate it.

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  34. The brilliant flowers in your garden are a shutterbug's delight. Love the shot of the butterfly on the garlic chives - great composition.

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    1. Thank you, Stiletto. That is one of my favorites as well mostly because of the Monarch butterfly, one of my favorite butterflies.

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  35. Sage, Hot papaya and Lime light are my favorite! Your garden is blooming like in summer.

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    1. Thank you, Nadezda. The weather is slowly changing, so they will not be around for very long.

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  36. Hi
    iam only new to all these sites is this site in Australia?
    Regards Elaine

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  37. Each of these photos is wonderful. Love your framing and depth of focus. A gorgeous collection.

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  38. Wow - your photos are outstanding.

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'I see trees of green, red roses, too
I see 'em bloom for me and for you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world'
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