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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flashback Friday ~ Middle of August

I know I should be satisfied with the blooms I do have since so many of you are under a blanket of snow, but I'm greedy and want more! So I'm flashing back to August of 2008 for a little bit of summer color.


I love the hodge podge cottagey look I have going in my garden at this time.


I end up with some unexpected combinations


And at about this time the dahlias start putting on their show


The hydrangeas are still looking beautiful


And the bee balm starts to take over


Strong, bright, summery colors everywhere!


If you've got a flashback of your own, please join me by adding your link below!

10 comments:

Mimi said...

Just beautiful, Suzy...I want spring so badly...winter has more than worn out it's welcome this year. I love the "nasty urchins", that is what we called them as kids, the color is so bright; the dahlias are gorgeous, but my fave is the hydrangea, of course!

Kathleen said...

As I type we are having a snow storm..8 in so far and supposed to continue all day.
Your flowers are beautiful..you know my fave!
I am all ready to link up, but stinky Linky is AWOL???
http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/2010/02/foodie-and-flashback-friday.html

Dishesdone said...

Linky is lost?

Great post, Suzy, we are getting pummeled with Kathleen's snow, but while I do love it, I am really looking forward to the colors of spring! and seeing your beautiful garden and colors soon enough! Thanks for the glimpse of spring, it's gorgeous your way!

here's my link to flashing back with you...
Flashback Friday @ There's Always Thyme to Cook

Foley said...

Beautiful blooms.... your backyard is always so bright with the variety of flowers!

For ONCE - I am not getting snow...but do feel for the NE bloggers!

Here's my link for Flashback Friday:
http://foleysfollies.blogspot.com/2010/02/flashback-fridaymeat-loaf.html

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love that cottage-y look myself ;) August is always so lush!

Debbie said...

Suzy, those dahlias are stunning. I think I better add dahlia's to my list of garden plants this year. Can't wait until August!

Cynthia said...

Suzy, yes, you should be satisfied with the blooms you have. ;)

I find it amazing that you already have blooms and your blooms are still beautiful in August. Here in the midwest our winters are worse and so are our summers.

I love the dahlias ... they are fantastic, and I love the cottage look. Beautiful!

Marsha said...

You have such a wonderful variety in your gardens - I always enjoy each and every photo you share but especially love your dahlias. They are gorgeous - do you have to dig out the tubers in your area each fall?

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Suzy, your flowers are gorgeous! I'm now starting to see signs of spring around here. YEA! My daffodils have started blooming...just in time for yet more snow!

Thanks so much for your nice comment about the nightstands. I would love to have you visit again. I have lots of projects like that to post about.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Marysol said...

They're all breathtaking blooms! But the Dahlia seems to reign above all others. Beautiful!

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