Late Summer Flowers at Crocker Nurseries

Sharing just some of the beauty I saw at Crocker Nurseries the other day while in search of butterflies.

A stunning red hibiscus, waving at me along a green rail fence.

And one of my all-time favorite plants, sedums…

In all shapes and sizes.

And cone flowers, with their happy little faces, were everywhere!

It sure looked like an autumn color palette to me.

Which after our summer heat and humidity, made me sigh in anticipation…   ❤

Ms. Mars Sighted on Cape Cod During Solar Eclipse!!

I heard that four planets would be visible during today’s solar eclipse – Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter.

Well, we may not have had the solar eclipse visit us here in the Northeast today, but I do have my very own Ms. Mars sunflower to share!!  😉

A gift from my Mom this summer, for my deck garden.

Isn’t she beautiful??

Coming, and going!

Happy Solar Eclipse, everybody!!   😉

PS  #solareclipse2024





The Changing of the Gard-en

I love the flowers that I see this time of year in the gardens that I pass on my walks.

The delicate anemones, their soft pink petals with deep yellow centers, wave gently in the sea breezes.

The black-eyed Susans, forever undaunted by the summer heat, never looked more vibrant. That’s more than I can say for myself!   😉

It seems like yesterday when the hydrangeas were just reaching their peak.

And as we drift toward September, I see the lacecap hydrangeas are now turning their softer shades of blue, purple and pink…

Their relatives, the mopheads, are taking on that old-fashioned “antique” dried-flower-look that I love this time of year.

I am always amazed by how well the flowers all do all summer long, in spite of the heat and humidity.

But I do think they ALL perk up even a bit brighter as the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler.

I know, I sure do!!  😉






Spring Comes in for a Landing on Ole’ Cape Cod – Finally

Well it looks like spring has finally decided to come to Cape Cod to stay!!

The pansies are overflowing the container gardens now, their little faces smiling with delight as they dance in the soft sea breezes.

The daffies have begun to open wide their blossoms, knowing now for sure that there will be no more silly frosts to worry about.

And one of my favorites, the stunning blue glory-of-the-snow, has popped up almost overnight in the small meadow where I walk.

I wait all winter for their bold blue color and tiny white star centers…

And will you look at THIS!

These three brave crocuses decided that sole old broken piece of lattice fence wasn’t going to stop their celebration of spring’s return, no siree!

Isn’t it amazing…

How determined some things are to survive and grow, no matter what life throws at them?

So Happy Spring everybody!  That’s a sure thing now from this ole’ Cape Cod that gets a little less chilly each and every day!  😉








The Beach Roses of Cape Cod

The rosa rugosas, our beach roses here on the Cape…

ForestBeachLoop848-BlogAre in full bloom now in the dunes along the beaches. Brilliant in hot pink and white, they accent the landscape like trims on a dazzling Derby chapeau!

ForestBeachCGBldg4-B-BlogFrom afar or up close, they are a sight to behold…

ForestBeach58-BlogThank you for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod.