July 12, 2012

Let It Bloom ! !

LP, " Well after weeks of rain and an unusually chilly June and first part of July , we have the HOTS!! So much so that I didn't want to bring the foster cats  Leo and Tulip  into the garden to give you a garden tour. They seemed far better off in their comfortable and cool AC quarters! But here for your viewing pleasure are a few photos I took of some of the blooms in our garden . It is now beginning to look alot like summer here in Vancouver! :) "

LP , " Our magnolia tree was very late to bloom this year but here finally , is its' first flower ."

LP , " These flowers and the ones below it are originally from California and they love heat so the HOTS are the perfect climate for them! "

LP , " These geraniums were doing poorly with the rain but have now perked up nicely! "

LP , " Lovely snapdragons under cover. When I was little we would pop their heads off and put them between our thumb and finger and make puppets out of them. Did anyone else do that ?"

LP, " A teacup rose a neighbour gave us which I had completely forgotten about shows off a delicate bloom."

LP , " Daisies! Bright , fresh and easy to care for."

LP, " Chocolate cosmos and baby daisies.The cosmos smell delicious! "

LP, " A mixture of annuals I planted in an old milk bottle carrier."

LP , " These are more annuals I planted at the base of my rhododendron tree. My rhododendron tree isn't blooming for some reason . . . maybe all the rain was too much for it! Anyone have any ideas? "

LP , " We hope you enjoyed our garden tour. Hopefully it will be slightly cooler next week when Tulip and Leo will once again invite you to join them on a tour of our garden ."

Have a great day!
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage xo


  1. I see only flowers. Where are the cats? har har har *evil laughs*

  2. You have a lovely garden and so many pretty flowers.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Your blooms are gorgeous. Summer obviously was worth the wait. :-)

    Ours plants are getting a bit crispy. Actually, the hanging baskets out front are A LOT crispy, probably won't even make it to August--and that's with water every day.

  4. what a BEAUTIFUL garden. Mom must really get some Cosmos seeds.

  5. So many botiful flowers you have in your garden !
    Here in Sweden it´s still cold and rainy :(

  6. I used to play with snapdragons like that too! chomp chomp chomp MOL! I used to walk fast past them too, just in case they would chomp without fingers making them do it! Scary flowers!
    You have a lovely garden!

  7. We sure did enjoy your Garden tour. Your flowers sure are pretty. Hope you have a great evening.

  8. So gorgeous...you have a gift with your blooms. : )
    xo, Katie & Glogirly

  9. We enjoyed your beautiful flowers! Our cool weather stuff is either dying or bolting from all the hots; warmer stuuf is just getting started. Rhodys sometimes take a year off - no one seems to know why. Purrs.

    Laura & Taffy

  10. Your flowers are beautiful!!!

    Yes as youngsters we always made the snap dragons talk too :-) I did it once for Robert not long ago and was stunned he had never see it before...maybe it's a girl thing :-)


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