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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The "When Dawn Was Faintly Breaking Across The Garden Fair" Story

Night-Blooming Lily
It was an ordinary day.  I'm standing in Carol's lovely garden admiring all the flowers and plants.  Seems every year I post photos of Carol's array of flowers that grace the property which holds our Beach House in Lancaster, PA.  Today I will add one more addition to the colorful blooms that Carol seems to have the knack of raising for our enjoyment.  I have been taking photographs for the past couple of weeks of her garden and tonight, as the sun was fading over the hills to the north, I snapped my final specimen, the Night-Blooming Lily which is one of my favorites that she plants every year.  This beautiful and large white bloom is part of an array of plants in a big vessel that also carries the Plumeria which she brought back from Hawaii in 1999.  That plant will more than likely not have blooms for another month so I have decided to publish those plants that have bloomed and are beautifying Carol's lovely garden.  It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy. PS - click on the photographs to enlarge.


Asian Lillies
Leaf from a Banana Plant
Caladiums
Cats & Kittens or Hens & Chicks
Dragon Begonias
Dark yellow Day Lily
Light yellow Day Lily
Hibiscus 
Leaf of an Elephant Ear
Gardenia
Geranium
Hosta
Lamb's Ears
Marigolds
Salvia
Shepard's Crook
Blackberry Orchid
Shata Daisy bud
Shata Daily
Sunflower plant
Sunflower
Zinia
Catnip
And … the cat!
This is not from her garden, but is the bud of our Mimosa Tree.
The bud has opened is the fragrance is amazing.
This plant and the next few we were unable to identify. 




Many of these plants and flowers grow under the watchful eye of our permanent guest by our pond.

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