Debbie is having a give away. What she wants from each participant is to post as many photos as you want on your blog, she will pick the winning photo, paint that photo and the completed painting will be the prize of the winner. You have until August 21st to participate. A more detailed rules are at the end of this post.
Last summer me and my friend Judy, who is an avid gardener were into lilies. We bought dozens of Asiatic, Oriental and Day lilies and split it among ourselves. I was looking forward to a display of radiant blooms this summer but because I didn't know that deer love lilies; my poor Asiatic and Oriental lilies did not even have a chance to show off their beauties nor their fragrance. A family of deer ate them as they were peeking through the ground. They did not bother though the day lilies, of which I am thankful. Pictured above is one of them. I clicked to enlarge and just noticed that a Japanese beetle was on the petal ... darn! I've been trying to get rid of them by drowning them in soapy water. Luckily, they're dwindling every year.
This one is a Rose of Sharon. The petals are pristine white, which I love. It was given to me by my family three years ago, on Mother's Day.
Poppies! I love poppies specially when they are planted in groups like this one.
Another sign of spring is the Forsythia bush. Their bright yellow brilliance just brighten up the day. Ohh, I love the sound of that! lol Mine needs a lot of trimming though. We used to have only three bushes but because of Forsythia's nature, (the branch will root if it touches the ground) it's been growing wider and wider every year. I'm pretty sure this is hard to draw (too busy) but I'm sharing it anyway. :)
My Hibiscus ... I posted this on my other blog before. How on earth did a solid peach color bloom turned out to be bi-color! Beats me. lol See the story here.
You have to click the older posts, scroll down to the end of the page to see it ... if you're interested, no pressure here. lol
I love this Day Lily! It's elegant looking with its flattering double peach color petals; wish I could use them as cut flowers but being a day lily as they are, the bloom is only good for one day. Anyway, wish me luck! lol I hope Debbie pick one of my photos.
For additional info go here.
It's outdated but rules still apply to this date.