Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Outdoor Wednesdays-June Bloomers

Lacecap hydrangea-gorgeous flowers -'Frau Reiko' variety. This hydrangea will grow to a height of 5 feet and is hardy to Zone 4 in a shady location. I just love the white edging around each flower. One of the prettiest plants in my yard!

The 'Black Knight' delphinium-such a beautiful blue flower spike....started blooming about the first of June.

Yellow yarrow...I love cutting this and using in arrangements...lasts for weeks and great for drying.

Stella de oro-easy to grow and such a great early bloomer!

Butterfly bush-a bargain for $1.00 at the end of the season last year....blooms and blooms and of course butterflies of all varieties flock to it all summer. The hummingbirds love it too!

A view of my sunny border and my favorite Spanish lavender -I keep deadheading for more blooms. I dry the old blooms and make lavender potpourri .

I love this combination...bright red impatients and lime green foliage from the pineapple sage...in a few months the sage will bloom and the hummingbirds will be fighting over the blossoms. Such a great bloomer in the fall of the year in Oklahoma, until then I enjoy the foliage!

Have a great Outdoor Wednesday! Thanks to our hostess Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for hosting this weekly adventure!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pink Saturday-Mexican Pinks

On a trip to Acapulco Mexico, I noticed a lot of pink....

there was pink on the control tower at the airport...

and fushia pink walls in the airport.

More pink on the trim at the Las Brisas Hotel

and around the private pools at the Las Brisas Villas.

I love the pink tablecloths at the Belle Vista Restaurant at the Las Brisas. This is one of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. We had a sunset dinner here and it was so memorable!

Even the little senora in the marketplace likes pink.....

and finally, the pink flamingos at the Acapulco Princess Hotel.

Pink fun in Acapulco!! Have a great Pink Saturday!