Squirl's Nest

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A few garden pics

Here are some pictures that I recently took of the garden.

My first try with zinnias.

Danielle, I know you weren't thrilled when you ended up as a canna in that flower quiz. But, I think they're beautiful.

Some begonia shots.




And a long view of the back garden.

Some of these look really gorgeous in the large size. You can always click on the picture, and choose All Sizes.

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Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

It is so nice to see beautiful colourful flowers. No joy here today as it is rainy and grey in my neck of the woods.

Wed Oct 24, 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, always happy to bring a little color into your day.

Wed Oct 24, 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

See all those pretty flowers I did not kill when they were in my care for two weeks? :)

Veddy pretty...even better in person, but the pictures come mighty close.

Wed Oct 24, 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Exactly, Bucky! You helped keep them alive so I could take these pictures of them. They are better in person, but the camera does what it can.

Wed Oct 24, 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger jenski said...

OOoo...I love the orange begonias!

Wed Oct 24, 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Flowers n shit!

Sorry, that's all I have at this time.

Wed Oct 24, 07:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Loverly, as usual, dear Squirl

Wed Oct 24, 09:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jenski, I do too. I'm just sorry that the yellow ones weren't blooming as much the day I took these flowers. They're nice, too.

Mr B, that's good enough.

Nick, thanks!

Wed Oct 24, 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I think Cannas are pretty, too. Erm... And Zinnias. And Begonias.

Are you getting (or did you get) tons of butterflies on your zinnias?

Thu Oct 25, 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Courtney, yeah, they are all lovely, aren't they? I love flowers.

I don't remember if I got that many butterflies because of the zinnias. I do remember seeing butterflies around, but they seemed to like just about everything.

Thu Oct 25, 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger Ern said...

Ooh, I love the orange, sort of looks like a rose but really obviously isn't one. What is that?

Thu Oct 25, 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

So pretty!! I love begonias, but have never had luck getting them to bloom. Your yard is lovely!

Thu Oct 25, 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Wow! Your begonias are Awesome! Mine looked really bad this year. Were yours shaded for most of the day? I wonder if mine had too much sun.

And your zinnias look terrific.

I love your backyard garden. You must get soo much enjoyment from it.

Thu Oct 25, 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ern, thanks! That's one of the begonias. They're such gorgeous, showy flowers.

Eclectic, thanks! My begonias were really special this year. It's been years since I had my own yard and I'm so pleased they did well for me. I wonder if your climate is wrong for them. I sure didn't do anything special for them.

Danielle, thanks! I'll bet your yard was too hot and sunny. Mine got part sun, part shade. The zinnias were fun. I really have loved having a backyard. Well, except now that it's time to rake leaves...

Thu Oct 25, 03:21:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I'm jealous! Your yard looks so beautiful, and my yard is just plain crappy right now. :(

Thu Oct 25, 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, that's such a shame what they did to your yard. The whole situation really sucks.

Hope you enjoyed yourself here for a minute.

Fri Oct 26, 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Holy crap, Squirl-Bob - I had no IDEA you lived in a botanical garden.

Flowers is pretty - but then, being a 'mo, I'm biased.

Fri Oct 26, 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, I love your 'mopinion! Thanks!

Fri Oct 26, 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Those are beautiful. I was wondering how they are still so bright when its getting so cool outside though??

Sat Oct 27, 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Oh Squirl, look at your garden. What a beauty. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Mon Oct 29, 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

I've been here many times, didn't realize I hadn't said anything. I'm enjoying your yard, and I'm very impressed at all your work, and that it's still so colorful, in the Fall. You have a green thumb, I think :)

Wed Oct 31, 08:43:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, I'm not sure if it still looks like that. There might have been a bad enough frost that they'll probably be gone when I grt back home. Thanks!

Nina, thanks, I love to be able to share my yard with you guys. Hope you're feeling better now.

Susie, I'm glad you've enjoyed yourself over here. Sometimes the "green" thumb is brown. From the dirt, from the dirt!

Wed Oct 31, 04:38:00 PM  

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