Friday, June 18, 2010

The Flowers of Santa Fe

I love traveling and no matter where I go I enjoy the flowers and plants of the region.  We went on our first trip to Santa Fe and I fell in love with the entire area and the flowers growing everywhere!  

This geranium was a focal point at the front door of a little shoppe.  The color of the bench highlighted the splash of red.

My favorite flowers  had to be the hollyhocks growing in front of adobe walls, houses and shoppes.   I've always loved hollyhocks in English gardens and was surprised to see them in so many Santa Fe gardens.  The combination is so pretty and the blossoms are perfect vertical
spots of color.  

There is such a variety of colors.

This sidewalk garden included an old ladder.

Sun-loving yarrow and a red rose bush.

Cactus and hollyhocks...what a combination.  

A beautiful rose  bush along the street.   

Santa Fe is a rich combination of culture, land, art, food and plants..a perfect place to visit! 

I'm linking with Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday
Flaunt Your Flowers
and Susan's Outdoor Wednesdays and
Beverly's Pink Saturday...
go by and enjoy all the pretty posts.  


  1. love that town, great pics! plus i wanna make that bench!

  2. Beautiful; love the building too!

  3. Just beautiful flowers! And I love that swing!

  4. Totally enjoyed your post! Absolutely different! from everyone else:)Your pictures are Beautiful,as are the flowers of coarse:) Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your weekend ~

  5. Hollyhocks!!! check out my site and tell me how long I have to wait before I see plants like the ones in your post. Mine look healthy, but are so small I can't picture them getting this big this season. Are they another one that gets better year after year?

  6. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love that old ladder along the sidewalk! Where do you even find one like that??

  7. Hollyhocks are so pretty! Love all the splashes of colors!

  8. Oh I love all of your pictures! They are gorgeous! I love that ladder!

  9. Beautiful blooms! I love the hollyhocks blooming against the adobe backdrop. The blooming flowers and all the bright colors are part of the reason I love to visit Santa Fe. ~ Sarah

  10. Wow this makes me want to go to Santa fe!!!
    Beautiful flowers Paula in Idaho

  11. The hollyhocks are beautiful. I have been to Santa Fe many times but never this time of the year. It looks beautiful without snow.

  12. Hi Sonia...
    Such a beautiful walk of flowers!!!
    Hollyhocks are always a favorite of mine too.
    May in a couple days ours should bloom!
    Thanks for pretty,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  13. Thanks for sharing beautiful flower pictures. I love geraniums and they do pop perfectly against that bench. I also think that ladder is just too cute!

    Grab your favorite recipe to serve guests and share at the hospitality party this week if you get a chance!

    Have a great week!

  14. Sonia, I grew up in NM, so I am very familiar with hollyhocks and cactus. We use to make little dolls out of the blooms. Don't remember how, exactly- it's a fading memory. LOL
    It's been a few years since I've been home, so it was nice to see pics of the adobe and the bright blue accent color for windows and doors. Love that color! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
    :-) Sue

  15. Love those hollyhocks! I must add those to the garden.
    Lovely post, Sonia!

  16. Very Nice! Love the pictures of the hollyhocks next to the adobe walls. Very interesting contrast. I've always wanted to visit Santa Fe, this post just reminded me to figure out a way to do that, soon!
    Thanks for all the sweet comments lately, sorry I've been so slow returning for a visit. Lots going on around here!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  17. Wonderful pictures!! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  18. Hollyhocks against an adobe wall -- perfectly poetic. Wish I could have gone along on the tour. Jane F.

  19. I am loving the colors and flowers of Santa Fe! I have never been to Santa Fe but it is on my list of places to go. Thank you for the tour!

    ~ Tracy

  20. What nice pictures. There are so many homes around here that have hoolylocks in their yards. Looks like you had a nice time.

  21. Very pretty pictures, I love the Hollyhocks :) Have a wonderful evening.

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  23. I was astounded by the beauty of New Mexico and Arizona, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

  24. What a great post. Love the holly hocks! I am now following you so I can see more pink pretties!

    Happy PS,

  25. While we've driven through New Mexico I've never lived there but I hear it's beautiful, sugar. I especially love the photos you shared with us today. Just beautiful. They seem an odd contrast to the cactus (we live in the desert) but they sure are lovely next to it. Nice to meet you and happy pink saturday.

  26. First let me say that your blog is just beautiful! It's new to me but somehow familiar.
    Your photo's of the Southwest home (?)are lovely. The desert is a lovely place to visit but I don't think I would like to live there.
    Even where I live there is not near enough green and waterways to suit me.
    It makes you want to right out and plants some Hollyhocks. :)

  27. I was so pleased to see your pictures of the Hollyhocks, My yard is full of them,but they haven't bloomed yet, I hope they are pretty too.
    The setting of the adobe makes them so pretty.Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great wkend.
    marian elizabeth

  28. You captured the roses in front of the Inn on the Alameda at their peak! Wonderful, aren't they? Thanks for letting people know that Santa Fe is a mountain desert, not an Arizona desert, and when the rains come, the city blooms!


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