Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas ?

Blooms in the woods.

No, this is not a posting on snow in the garden
although a mess of weather seems to be coming our
way but of the white blooms that were in my garden
last Spring and Summer.

The Honey Locust trees around the house.
The bees love it when they start blooming.

Clematis Silver Moon

Fragrant White Dianthus plumarius

White Geraniums pelargonium

Peach Leafed White Campanula Bell Flower

Black Berry Blooms

White Astilbe (Goats beard, false spirea)

White Armeria (sea thrift)

White Delpinium

Elderberry blooms

White Achillea Yarrow

White Monarda Bee balm

Becky Shasta Daisy

White wave Petunia

White Bush Morning Glory convolvulus cneorum

Morning Glory Vine

Tall Phlox David White

Giant White Siberian Lily

Anemone Honorine Jobert

White Tulip

African Violet

Amaryllis White Christmas


Anonymous said...

What a surprise, and a delight Lona! The white flowers are so elegant, and appropriate for Christmas viewing. Your efforts are much appreciated, saving those pristine blooms for a time when they are a sight for sore eyes. :-)

Carol said...

What a lovely series of white blooms. A fine idea and a joy to see. They are each one very unique and beautiful. Carol

blushing rose said...

How absolutely enticing & lovely ... it won't be TOO long & they'll be back.

Please join me at our new blog ~

Do not know how long the old one will hold up. TYSM
TYSM ~ Marydon

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

These are lovely...I hope you don't expect me to pick out a favourite, because I can't do it. I love them all. Clever post!

Jim Groble said...

I read your posts with a pad of paper and pencil. As I,m looking and reading, I'm adding to my "gotta have" list. Wonderful as always.


Kiki said...

Wow..fabulous post!!!...a wonderful tribute to the magic of white..just gorgeous!Your photos are awesome!

madcobug said...

You had a lot of beautiful white flowers. Helen

Barbarapc said...

Lona, what a lovely post - a good way to remember the growing season. Storm headed our way as well - the white we see will be a lot colder and not as sweet smelling.

NellJean said...

Looks like a Bridal Garden! White Christmas Amaryllis and Narcissus would be the basis for decorating a white Christmas indoors. I could do that, next year, and some white Hyacinths. That's as close to a white Christmas a I could stand.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lona, how beautiful! I can't even choose my favorite bloom here as I usually do. White paradise. Just charming... Have a happy Holiday Season!

RainGardener said...

Beautiful white flower pictures!

bennie and patsy said...

this is a beautiful moon garden.

Heather said...

Lona- Your version of White Christmas is so much better than the one I had envisioned! How I would pay to see something bloom right about now. I may even plant some amaryllis just to have something in Feb. Beautiful blooms, btw.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You sure had me fooled, what with all the snow we've had and are continuing to have. It's heading east, but I'm not sure if it is coming your way.

I enjoyed your white blooms. I've never seen white bee balm. I have an area where there are mostly white and yellow flowers, and have decided to take out whatever is not white or yellow, so I'll be looking to put more white ones in. These are some good ideas.

Anonymous said...

I have no words .. I am really speechless

What a beauty, Lovely post, Its morning time here and these beautiful flowers just made my day


Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a stunning collection of white blooms, with each passing one I thought 'that's the one I'm going to comment on', but it's hopeless, they are all wonderful. Great post! :) Rebecca

Darla said...

Simply beautiful and perfect post for the Christmas holidays. I have been drawn to white this past year, it just does something to a garden!!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous; white flowers are so peaceful, how lovely to see so many of them. LOVE the new header too - so christmas-y and cosy - beautiful xx I'm going for a woodlnad walk at the weekend!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Frances: LOL That is a White Christmas to me. Flowers!

Carol: Thanks so much. I love this kind of white out ;-)

Marydon: I am counting the days already. Well to be truthful I wanted spring back just as the first leaf turned ;-)

Jodi: They are all favorites to me also.

Jim: LOL, I do the same thing and just when I think I have the list whittled down up pops more flowers and more ideas. It becomes an never ending list here ;-)

Kiki: There is just something about the purity of a white bloom.

Helen: I love the white blooms and it helps to divide and lighten a garden.

Barbara: We are having such high winds this morning that Christmas decorations will probably be decorating the field across from the house ;-)

Nell: Oh, girl I forgot about the white Hyacinths and Narcissus. I guess my list was incomplete. ;-)

Heather: yes we must have our flowers and kind color or variety will do just as long as it blooms ;-) Amaryllis are fast and beautiful blooms.

Tatyana: That is the only white I want to see. Count down to spring begins.

RG: Thank you and glad you dropped by.

Patsy: It does brighten a garden at night. I am still trying to grow moonflower vines though. No luck at all.

Sue: The white bee balm I have did not have as many petals as others but the bees and butterflies still liked it.

Zindagi: Thank you. Blooms do brighten a day. I needed to post it to chase away a cold rainy day ;-)

Rebecca: Thank you. I guess we went from blue gardens to white ;-)

Darla: I am with you white just brightens a garden.

Carrie: Yes you need to take a woodland walk and then show all of us :-)
Have fun on your walk.

Kanak Hagjer said...

I expected a snow post (love them too) and was surprised to see so many pretty white blooms! How delightful your garden must've looked during summer! Beautiful images...

Kate said...

What gorgeous flowers! I don't plant white... with 6 months of snow on the ground every year I feel I see enough white. But, yours are lovely. In particular, the Bellflowers. I think I have every zone 5 blue variety that exists squeezed into my gardens. :)

Anonymous said...

Now there's a white Christmas I can get excited about. The cold, white stuff outside just doesn't do it for me. :-)
These are all gorgeous Lona and you have so many. I don't think I have hardly any white blooms in my garden?? This makes me wonder why?

Anonymous said...

You have my attention. White flowers are my favorite.

Amy said...

What a beautiful post! I love white blooms and yours are all very pretty!

JOE TODD said...

Great post for this time of year. The Morning Glory since early childhood has been my favorite

Gail said...

Lona, This is the best White Christmas! Your photos are spectacular~~ I must find the white bee balm...I've not seen it before. gail

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love your all white post. I thought I'd be seeing your garden covered in snow, I know how much you love it :)
They're all so pretty and fresh looking.

Tootsie said...

I tend not to plant a lot of white in my garden...we see enough white in there all winter long...lol
your whites however...are stunning!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Now a white Christmas like that I could handle! I've never seen white bee balm before - it's lovely.

Balisha said...

Hi Lona,
I'm looking out the window at all the snow and then I clicked on your blog...beautiful pictures of white flowers to remind me of summer...ending with the Amaryllis White Christmas. Just lovely.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Kanak: That is an awful tease.Surprise white flowers ;-)

Kate: I have the blue bellflowers too. It is so pretty.

Kathleen: That cold white stuff doesn't thrill me like it did when I was young. Now its Christmas and done.

Amy: Thank you and thanks for dropping by.It is white for real outdoors now. Big flakes coming down.

Joe: That morning glory was for free. I think the birds or wind gave it to me ;-) It was a pretty one.

MNG: I like white in the garden just something about the pure white blooms.

Gail: The white bee balm is a stand out among the other pink ones I have.

Catherine: Oh, yes I just love that white, cold stuff ;-)

Tootsie: If I had your snow I would probably rethink the white flowers too. Your bright annuals are always so pretty.

Nellie: I got it in a mixed batch and just love the white bee balm.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lona...now that is the kind of White Christmas that everyone loves! :) Just beautiful!

Annelie said...

White.... I love white - and this post with all its beautiful pictures. One stands out above all for me this morning, it's the photo of the white phlox. My goodness, how perfect. Makes me think of a summer wedding. So pure.
All right, the petunia is fantastic too, and the siberian lilly.
Ooh, and the shasta daisy...
I could go on. As I said, I love white.