Lovely white cosmo flower

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This is a photo of a white Cosmo flower growing in front of my house in my planted boulevard.

The cosmos came up on their own this year. Growing almost like wild flowers in the empty spaces in the garden bed. They looked lovely amid the tall sunflowers, peonies, daylilies and Siberian Irises.

Looking at this photo you could almost imagine that it’s in a field of wild flowers couldn’t you, rather than in a planted urban garden?





Beautiful Rose of Sharon bloom

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I have a nice size Rose of Sharon tree in my backyard and from the last week of July through the end of August my tree was covered in these beautiful flowers. Lovely!

The Rose of Sharon tree / shrub is part of the Hibiscus family, although it’s much more hardy than a tropical Hibiscus! Ours survives our Canadian (zone 5b) winters just fine! I’m glad it does because I love it’s gorgeous blooms!

Chicago Peace – The Rose

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This rose is one of the stars of my garden. It only blooms every once in a while, unlike the rose that it replaced (Love and Peace) which bloomed it’s head off each and every summer until it’s demise.

No matter … it’s a pretty rose and I’m happy to see each and every one of it’s stingy blooms. LOL

Clematis Hybrid Seiboldiana flower

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You know summer is here when the clematis and roses begin to bloom and oh what lovely blooms they are!

The photo above is of one of my favorite Clematis flowers. It’s a hybrid Seiboldiana Clematis and it produces large blue flowers several times each year. Absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it?