Friday, May 22, 2015

Flowers of Newport

Along our walk, we saw lots of beautiful flowers...

Peonies:


And roses - lots and lots of roses that just begged to be photographed:








Some pansies in a planter also caught my eye:


These were really thick and pretty, but I don't know what they were. They covered a large area. The sun on the white didn't make for the best photo, though:


I don't know what these were, either, but they were dainty and cute:


Update: The flowers above have been identified (thanks, Kris!) as Evening Primrose (top) and Hardy Geranium (bottom).

These newly planted begonias are already pretty, but they're going to be 'gorgeous' when they really get going:


Yep, I helped plant those... and can't wait to see how they look in a month or so! I have it on good authority that the hydrangea bushes we planted are putting out buds - yay!

The woodruff we planted behind the hostas below is hopefully going to spread and fill in a good-sized area. The tiny white flowers smell divine!


I told Jess she must give me progress reports on how everything is doing. Maybe she'll send some lovely photos I can share with you. :)

7 comments:

annie dee said...

Pretty! I'll bet spring is a more than welcome sight given the winter you had.

Auntie Kris said...

Evening Primrose, and Hardy Geranium (cranesbill) are my guesses on the mystery flowers. Love the photo of the rose bush behind the fence.

Grandma G said...

Thanks! Yes, spring is most definitely welcome!

Thanks, Kris... I will check those out. Jess might need to plant some in the future. :)

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Oh yes! I'd like it a lot if we could see the progress of those plants through time! Nice work!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Geneviève!

Kris, I believe you're right on both counts - thanks!

RevAnne said...

My guess is portulaca, also called moss rose, but I'm not sure.
Thanks for sharing...they're all lovely!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, RevAnne. Those pink ones do resemble moss roses, but I'm sure they're not. I have moss roses here and we also planted a bunch of them at Jess's... similar, but not quite the same. I googled the ones Auntie Kris suggested, and I'm pretty sure that's what they are.

I guess I should update the post when I get to my computer. :)