Gardens are a little bit of Heaven on earth. Enjoying the beautiful colors and shapes that grace a garden is a special respite from the concerns of the day. Seeing a beautiful rose opening to the sun with lovely droplets of water caught in the petals is a gift.
Gardens come in all shapes and sizes from beautiful window boxes to large estate gardens. Anyone can have a bit of glorious color for their home. All you need is a container and some blooms and you have a miniature garden of your very own. These purple petunias make a wonderful showing.
This garden is an old-fashioned border garden set in a walled garden. The stone sets off the blooms beautifully.
Hydrangea make a wonderful showing as they turn from light green to deep pink against their dark green leaves.
Gardens can be of the water variety as this lily blooms in a sea of greens and purples.
This formal Italianate garden is beautiful even on a rainy day. The mountains in the background are an added bonus. Have you noticed it can sometimes rain in spots at the same time the sun is shining?
Bees are visiting these purple Iris and sharing their pollen to ensure a continuation of the plants for the next season.
A formal topiary garden adds beauty to the landscape using geometric shapes and variation in color.
Is there a garden more beautiful than one which overlooks the sea?
Bright Pink lilies add their beauty against the dark green leaves and stems in this hedge.
Love the birds flying about this lovely little urban garden in the middle of a square.
This unusual spider mum makes a spectacular display in the border garden.
There is so much variety available to us. Why not cultivate a little garden of your own and bring a bit of beauty to your surroundings and into your life. Flowers are a gift and one we should enjoy. Hope you bring some beautiful blooms into your life this Summer.