Friday, 18 July 2008

Blooms......

After seeing the coneflower on many blogs........and reading how they attract bees and butterflies, I decided to purchase some. I haven't put them in the border yet but I can see that I am going to love these plants. Thanks to Sherry and Rose for their help.
Gladioli is not one of my favourite blooms.....but during a weak moment, I bought some that were white with splashes of lilac and purple.
A good purchase....I love them.
The buddleja is in flower, so hopefully the butterflies will be making many visits, giving me a chance for some nice photographs.....

Have a great weekend, enjoy...............

17 comments:

SARIYAH AWAN said...

very nice pics

Dawny P said...

These are all lovely photos Cheryl. I have to say that I like gladioli - but I do now associate them with Dame Edna, whch isnt so good!! Love the coneflower photo - they are beautiful flowers. Have a great weekend and hope Mich is getting on ok with her refurb!! xxx

Goosey said...

Hopefully your buddlea will attract butterfly's soon but we need a little more sun for them to come out don't we! Mine is out too but not much on it yet...the camera is poised though!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

In between the showers there are a lot of butterflies and bees visiting my garden. The mini meadow is a big hit with them. Love that gladioli, no wonder you couldn't resist. ;-)

Have a lovely weekend!

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I am so happy you bought some cone flowers. They are healing plants.
My Doctor has me growing some for teas. I have read it is the roots that are used!! I do not think I will dig up my sweet plants for tea. I will ask for a few leaves though. I think sitting near them is healing.
Bees and butterflies do love the blooms.
Your Butterfly Bush is very pretty. You will have lots and lots of butterflies! I am very excited to see them. The Peacock is so very beautiful! Amazing colors. I love the way the butterflies use camouflage and eye spots.
Hope to bug hunt on Sunday.
Namaste,
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Thank you sariyah

Cheryl said...

Oh dear Dawny Dame Edna!!!!

You have a great weekend to. Mich is tired and struggling on....things will come together soon, sometimes we just can't see it. Thank you for caring...

Cheryl said...

The sun is arriving on Sunday Goosey, so get your camera ready....

Cheryl said...

Hi Yolanda....love that mini meadow, so cute...

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry I am so pleased with the coneflowers....they are so beautiful. I have my bed prepared with lots of drainage added. I hope they will be happy...
The plants are healing, mother nature is our answer, don't you think....

Rose said...

Your coneflower is beautiful, and you are going to love it, Cheryl! I saw my first monarch butterfly today, and where did it land? On the coneflower, of course! Naturally, I didn't have the camera with me, but soon I should have a photo.

To you and Sherry, when I did research on the coneflower, I discovered it is another variety of echinacea that is usually used for medicinal purposes. But maybe you could use the purpurea, too.

beckie said...

Cheryl, I am finally back. As you know, I had a busy week and then weekend company til last Monday. Then!!! The internet has been down since last Sat. morning-we had a bad storm with lots of lightning. Most everybody got it back by Wednesday-not me. Finally the tech came this afternoon and got my box replaced. This is our weekend with the girls so I doubt I will get a post up before Monday. Have a lot of catching up reading to do. Boy, did I miss you all!! I think you will love your cone flowers and am planning on sending you some seed. I planted glads this year too for the first time in years and they look almost like yours! Hopefully, I can get back into the routine soon!

Wendy said...

Beautiful coneflowers. I like gladioli - they smell nice! Glad you purchased glads! LOL!

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose...look forward to seeing you Monarch butterfly....how lovely.

Thanks for the info re medicinal qualities of the coneflower...that is interesting....I will look into that further....

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie....really, really missed you and your comments...you always lighten my life.....hope everything gets on track now.
Look forward to seeing you glads...two minds with but a single thought.
Have a lovely weekend with your girls......I can hear the laughter from here....

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy.....I wasn't sure but now they have bloomed I am more than happy to have glads in my life.....

Libbys Blog said...

Lovely cone flowers, I've planted Gladioli for the first time this year too!!!