Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Midnight in the Garden





















































23 comments:

Darla said...

These are lovely photos..are you really in the garden at midnight?

Nezzy said...

Girlfriend, these beautiful pics just make my want to throw caution to the wind and get the old fingernail dirty....but wait....it's only 38 degrees out there. Heeeheeehe! Thanks so much for the midnight stroll through your garden, it's just breathtaking!

God bless ya'll and have a super great day!!!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a truly enchanting post! :)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful post! I love your gorgeous photos.

Amy said...

What a great post! Your photos are so crystal clear. I love the daisy.

Roses and Lilacs said...

So pretty. I especially like the phlox. Are those annual or perennial sweet pea? I had the perennial for years but they have no fragrance. Want to try the annuals this year.
Marnie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a great idea to take night time pictures of your flowers. The white flowers really standout. I love how the Sweet Pea looks, the color is so soft looking at night.

Becca's Dirt said...

What a beautiful post Lona. All of those pretties make me long for spring.

bennie and patsy said...

What a lovely thing to show a night garden.
Patsy

Bangchik said...

We thought Life gets tired and gone, surprisingly Life duplicates beauty and transforms reality through the dark nights.... ~bangchik

Noelle said...

I enjoyed your beautiful flower photos...the geraniums, the hollyhock, daisy and sweet pea. Such delicate colors that really standout with the different lighting.

pogonip said...

I have that same hollyhock!

Stephanie said...

Hello Lona! The flowers look pretty even in the dark especially the white ones. I love all your flowers. I hope spring returns faster for you! I miss your garden.

Tootsie said...

this is not like midnight in the garden of good and evil...it is midnight in the garden of beauty and gorgeousness!!!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Tootsie; about the only thing evil in it would be a raccoon or deer munching. ;-)

Stephanie: I hope it returns and stays when it does get here. I hate teases ;-)

Pogonip; well how about that. Do you like yours? I hate the pinkish green color but others like it and have ask for seeds.

Noelle: They look so different at night. I guess we should think more about that when we plant around decks, walkways and patios.

Bangchik:Well what a wonderful saying to contemplate on.Hope your seedlings are doing well.

Patsy: We can enjoy are flowers at all times huh? LOL!

Becca: That makes two of us girl.LOL!

Catherine: Sweetpeas ae just gorgeous at night and really stand out. At least this pink does.

Marnie: They are a perennial and do not have much of a fragrance. They were here when we bought the house about forty years ago and have been moved a few times ;-)

Amy: Those daisies do shine at night under a moonlite sky.

Bonnie: thank you and so glad you had a chance to drop by.

Rebecca: Thanks. Looking at the petunias I think there may have been aphids. LOL!

Nezzy: Hi and just get those hands dirty girl LOL!
Get enough dirt and you will get a green thumb. Planting in the cold will just get you a frozen one.

Darla; Believe it or not I have wondered through the flower beds at midnight. It was usually when I had a heavy heart or something bugging me. One thinks better and somehow it takes your mind off of the worries. Flowers are good for the soul.

Ida said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures.
I'm longing for summer when looking at them... ;))

Kate said...

Hi, Lona;
Saw your post title and rapidly scrolled down through your lovely photos looking for the 'evil.' (That was such a great book and such a not so great movie.) Anyhoo... nothing evil about these goodies. Fab eye candy one and all!

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

love it... I need to get out in my garden more at night.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Everything looks a bit different at night. Is it a balloon flower in the second picture? Without you, Lona, I'd never go out at midnight. I get sleepy very early. For that reason, I miss a lot of Olympic events, and unhappy with NBC showing them late.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Ida: This seems like the longest winter here. Thanks for dropping by!

Kate: Hey, no evil allowed in this garden. LOL!

Dirty Girl; It is nice to stroll through the garden on a warm summer evening. Thanks for dropping in.

Hi Tatyana, yes that is a balloon flower. I know I have not saw too much of the Olympics. I did manage some of the skating events, ski and board runs and just a little of the bobsledding. There is generally something else on at the time that pulls me away too.

CIELO said...

Are those photos of your garden on the left banner under titles: spring, summer, fall...? Oh, I would so love to see more! I'm always on the look for beautiful gardens to feature on our "Secret Garden-Garden of the Month" blog.... Come and see and let me know if you're interested ;)

cielo

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Lona~~ The last one is my favorite. Can you guess why? Actually they're all exceptionally well composed. The dark background just illuminates the subject. Yous got some real talent there, girl.

Autumn Belle said...

These pictures are good, the flowers gorgeous. Taking pictures at night? Why didn't I though of that before.