Garden Photo of the Day

Stopping to admire the flowers

A flowering garden is a beautiful thing! Thanks CeCe Maxwell for sharing your flowers with us today. It's a nice reminder to stop and appreciate the flowers we work so hard to grow – a gardener's true reward! 

"A few glances at flowering in my Midtown Atlanta garden."

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    meander_michaele 06/19/2015

    Your flower groupings certainly strike a joyful note, CeCe and seem like delightfully bountiful outdoor bouquets. Whether the colors are bold or soft, they all go together beautifully and are very easy on the eyes. Do you do any soil tweaking of acid/base to get those blue tones on the background hydrangeas in the last picture?

  2. wGardens 06/19/2015

    Lovely! And a GREAT pairing with the daylily and hydrangea!

  3. NCYarden 06/19/2015

    Flower Power! Looks so cheery. Great way to start my day and head into the weekend.

  4. user-4691082 06/19/2015

    It looks like a very large garden! Beautiful pairings of plants. It reminds me of a carefree time...thanks

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 06/19/2015

    Cheery is right! Looks like your yard is a giant bouquet. Thanks for sharing your bounty.

  6. davsav 06/19/2015

    What a beautiful happy garden. Thanks for sharing.

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    HelloFromMD 06/19/2015

    Hi CeCe, I think daisies and lilies/daylilies look great together. Especially when the yellow center of the daisy complements yellow in the lily. I also love the way the lavender blush on the daylily matches the hydrangea. Was that your intent or a happy accident? I try for a lot of color combos, but also really relish the garden getting into the act, too! It would be fun to do a series on happy accidents. One of mine was the columbines self sowing next to the rhododendrons. The delicate beauty and form of the columbines was a delightful contrast to the over the top opulence of the rhodo's bloom!

  8. VikkiVA 06/19/2015

    This looks like the quintessential cottage garden. My favorite kind of garden! Vikki in VA.

  9. annek 06/19/2015

    Cheery, bright and charming! The colors you chose are beautiful

  10. MNGardenGirl 06/19/2015

    I'm not a writer and I can't wax poetic about your garden pictures, I just love them... All the pops of color. It leaves me wanting more. Thanks for sharing.

  11. GrannyMay 06/19/2015

    Thanks for sharing CeCe! A wonderfully bright and cheery way to start a Friday! Great combinations!

  12. NWAgardener 06/19/2015

    Cece - thank you for brightening my Friday morning. What a lovely cheerful cottage garden!

  13. lesliefarrelldelongpre 06/19/2015

    Beautiful combinations. Really pretty to look at. Must give you great joy!

  14. GrannyCC 06/19/2015

    Great colour combinations Cece. My favourite is the hydrangea and the daylily. You have an artist's eye,

  15. ILfarmersdaughter 06/19/2015

    What a beautiful flower garden! The color combinations are gorgeous. In the first photo, what is the white lace flower? I have to buy some of those. You brightened my day. Thank you for sharing.

    1. GrannyMay 06/19/2015

      Hi retired gal. I believe that is Achillea millefolium, commonly called Yarrow. It can be found in creamy white, pink and yellow, maybe other colours as well.

      1. ILfarmersdaughter 06/19/2015

        Thanks. I have the yellow yarrow and now I need the white ones.

  16. Cenepk10 06/19/2015

    GORGEOUS !!!!!

  17. user-7007663 06/19/2015

    So beautiful....

  18. user-7007663 06/22/2015

    I really don't want to see this kind of advertising because of a complimentary comment....

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