December 29, 2011

Top Ten Favorite Photos From 2011

It's hard to pick just ten favorites from the 372 garden photos that I posted last year, but here are a few of the best, anyway. Purple crocus are commonplace, but I love the sunlight and vivid color in the shot above. Both are in short supply right now during winter.

Again, I love the light here with these daffodils growing in my dad's Moses Lake garden.

My new 'Keiko' intersectional peony had lovely blooms.

The West Bed was full of color at times this year, including when this shot was taken in June.

Delphiniums like these 'Pagan Purples' are just gorgeous. Even if I forget to stake them and they fall over in windstorms.

Here's some more good evening light backlighting 'Eglantyne' english roses. I don't get up early enough to catch good morning light in June, when the sun rises at 4 am.

Love these true blue siberian irises. This cultivar is 'June to Remember'.

'Frances Joiner' was new to the garden this year and delighted me with her ruffly, warm apricot blooms.

The 'Cranberry Double Click' cosmos showed great, rich crimson color.

Another shot with crocus and beautiful light - this time in the fall. Would you believe that there are still some scraggly autumn crocus blooming in my yard today (December 29)? I'm not sure if they're just frozen in place or if new flowers keep popping up every time the ground thaws a bit.
And that's it for this last post of the year. With a 4-month old baby, I'm way too in love with sleep to stay up until midnight just to celebrate, so have a good time for me on New Year's Eve!


  1. Lovely blooms and some great shots of them. It is hard to pick isn't it!
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Hi VW,

    Beautiful photos and I can see why you picked the ones you did. It's always nice to go back over photos and to view the garden in a slightly different light-we often forget just how vibrant everything was and seem to remember borders being almost empty, when in fact there was a lot going on - at least I do anyway, especially with me 'problem' borders.

  3. Ah! Your post is like a breath of Spring! Just what I needed.

  4. Your blooms and photos are just beautiful. I love the purples and the yellows. Gorgeous. I have enjoyed your postings and pictures this year. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year.

  5. As ever, beautiful photography.

    I wish you and yours a very happy new year.

  6. Lovely photos VW!!! Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

  7. Beautiful photo! looking forward to reading more about your garden this new year!

  8. Your top ten are really deserving.I like the iris for the electric pop of blue in the middle of the frame.


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