Summer Flowers in Indiana

Hello again! I’ve finally made it back. Unfortunately, I’m experiencing some technical difficulties with the Cades Cove videos, so I’ve decided to skip ahead and share a few summer flowers from Indiana with you. Enjoy your relaxing garden tour!

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Seems like everybody was enjoying the cone flowers!

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Later on you’ll see her with her wings open.

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Veronica

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Hosta

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Nifty heart-shaped cluster of spirea, don’t you think?!

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Hollyhock

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Dahlia

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I know I’ve said it before, but I still think it’s amazing that some varieties of daylilies are edible! They look fabulous in salads!!

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Vanessa Atlanta (Red admiral) finally opened her wings!

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Calla Lily

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Bee musings: ‘Does this flower make my tush look big?!’ lol!

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Remember the allium from the spring flowers post?

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Even the dried seeds are pretty!

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This bed of lilies is amazing! I took dozens of pictures of them and each one is different from the next in some way. They are all just gorgeous! Here are just a few of them up close:

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I hope you can see how the leaves sparkle in this closeup… the original glitter factory!

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‘Not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these’!  – Mt. 6:29

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I hope you’ve enjoyed your walk with me through this beautiful garden!

Have a lovely day!

-D.Ann

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Summer Flowers – Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Finally getting around to combing through the 2000+ pics from our trip to bring you some highlights. They are low res so they will load quickly, but most retain their beauty.

Here was the first stop along the way: the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

Enjoy your tour!

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Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) – some varieties are edible!

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Nymphea ‘White Delight’ Tropical Waterlily

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Pareidolia  the human ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness

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What do YOU see in the following orchid pictures? Gonzo? a puppy? long noses? dancing ladies? or just gorgeous and interesting flowers?   : )

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This dragonfly is enjoying breakfast on an Indian Shot (Cana edulis).

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Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba ‘Rothschildiana’)

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Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)

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Did you know that many types of day lilies are edible?! Find some that are and try adding them to a salad for a fun and lovely surprise.

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Sparks Private Eye Lily   W. Taunton – R.2009

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Mary’s Gold lily    H. McDonell – R.1984

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Red Hills of Georgia Lily     S Scarbrough – R.2006

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Peach Magniloa Lily           E. R. Joiner – 1987

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Aaron’s Little Whopper Lily   A. Joiner – 1999

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Peggy Jeffcoat Lily     J. Joiner – 1995

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I hope you enjoyed your tour in the comfort of your air-conditioned home… it was 101 when we went through the gardens. We only went to a few areas that were of most interest to us, yet we were totally drenched by the time we got back to the car!

I’ll have more posts in the near future… please check back soon… or subscribe so you won’t miss any posts!

– D. Ann

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