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Friday, September 2, 2011

Late Summer Blooms

Fall is round the corner and it is  hard to believe that summer is almost over and it is Back to School on next Wednesday! Not much is happening in my flower garden except for some blooming hibiscus, hydrangeas, cosmos and summer annuals:
The vibrant color and the size of the hibiscus flower amazes me in its beauty and splendor! Mother Nature's artistry is absolutely stunning!
Flowers are the music of the ground
From earth's lips spoken without sound ~EDWIN CURRAN
"Earth laughs in flowers."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Looks and feels wonderful to bring a little bit of nature inside the house:
Love the contrast between the blue Mason Jars and the pink cosmos and geraniums:
Simple moments in life:
Morning cup of tea:
Hibiscus makes such a bold and beautiful statement in this grouping of silver and white candles:
Against a backdrop of silver finials:
Vivacious Hibiscus dance and sing:
According to the Society of American Florists, the historic meaning of Hibiscus is:
"Delicate Beauty"
From another angle:
Thanks for stopping by and for your endearing thoughts. Your sweet comments always make me smile. Wishing everyone a safe Labor Day!
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A Stroll Thru Life: Tabletop Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays 
DIY by Design: Sizzle into Summer
On Sutton Place:Open House Party
Between Naps On The Porch: Tablescape Thursday
A Creative Princess 
Bunny Jean's Decor and More: Bunny Hop Party
The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home
At the Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Potpourri Friday at 2805 
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday



  1. Beautiful flowers and decoration Poppy!

    Have a nice weekend:)

  2. Thank you for visiting me today. You are obviously a blue and white girl too. Can't beat it can you?
    Love your huge hibiscus blooms, what a truly delightful colour. Your pink flowers are called cosmos here in Aus and I love them too. x enjoy your day

  3. Beautiful color of that Hibiscus..and it's size is huge..could wear it as a hat LOL! Very nice..

  4. As always! You have such pretty images to share. Thank you for sharing them at Fresh-Cut-Friday! :)

    Have a wonderful long weekend!

  5. Wow, your hibiscus is huge and what a beautiful vibrant color! And I really love the casual mason jar bouquet.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. My favorite color is red, so needless to say I loved your post...pretty, pretty!

  7. This flowerscape is just charming!! The battenburg lace, the blue and white china teacup and saucer, and blue mason jars with cheerful flowers make for a lovely combination. Great vignette. Happy Seasonal Sunday.


  8. The depth of color of that hibiscus is amazing.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Your end of summer garden looks alot like mine except that gorgeous hibiscus. What an amazing color and it really pops on the coffee table. I love the cosmos in the blue jar. Very pretty.

  10. Thanks for sharing .I love all the colors.Beautiful flowers.

  11. I love the vintage Ball jar. Lovely photographs!

  12. Such beautiful flowers and your pictures are just stunning. Love your coffee table vignette. The silver is a wonderful touch. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. Gorgeous flowers! I really like those kind of hibiscur (I have 1 plant) and what I like about them too is that they are perenials....Christine

  14. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Hibiscur are Gorgeous love the colors. you also have a beautiful home.I love your the vintage blue mason jars so sweet. I would like to thank you so much of your lovely comments on my first year Anniverrsary. I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  15. Those hibiscus are gorgeous! And huge, you've got a green thumb for sure!

  16. Beautiful hibiscus.. wow. the colors are magnificent. I love your little tea cup! the blue and white are so pretty. xo marlis

  17. Wow!Those hibiscus flowers are ginormous... you can see just how big they are on the coffee table.

    Thanks for joining the Bunny Hop :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  18. GORGEOUS flowers!!!! Those hibiscus are as big as my head! :-) I audibly gasped when I saw that shell spoon. Whoa! THAT is beautiful!!!

  19. Hello dear Poppy,
    I had no idea that the Hibiscus was that huge! I have never seen one in real life and I LOVE them! Wow, yes, what a statement they do make.
    Your cosmos and geraniums are so pretty in a little bouquet!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  20. Your flowers are beautiful! I love them on your coffee table! Have a great day!
    blessings My Friend,

  21. Poppy,
    Your blooms are so pretty! It looks even prettier when you show it with the new pillows back there on your couch. Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  22. Poppy, your flowers are lovely. I just love the bouquet in the mason pretty!


  23. Beautiful flowers and images, Poppy! The blue mason jar with the bouquet is so cute.

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation made a more successful party. I appreciate you!

  24. Hi Poppy,
    Oohh, I see a sweet little teacup! Love your vibrant flowers; lovely! I like your mason jar too as well as your frenchy finials. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.


  25. Hi Poppy...

    I just read your sweet note and came right over! My friend, you made my heart smile with your sweet words...thank you! I sooo enjoy your visits!

    Well dear friend, it looks like your summer garden is doing very well! Ohhh my goodness, I had no idea how large your hibiscus blooms were until I seen them on the coffee table! The blooms are huge and sooo very beautiful! That dark red/burgandy color really is gorgeous! Love how you placed them among your coffee table vignette...GORGEOUS! Love your silver finials and the tray of white candles! Ohhh...and that beautiful aqua canning jar full of fresh blooms just makes my heart sing! What a lovely tea setting...I just adore it! I was "eyeing" your beautiful white linens...gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful flowers and vignettes with us...such a treat!

    Well dear friend, have a wonderful weekend!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  26. Calling by to visit your blog for the first time as I am also a participant in 2805 Potpourri Friday. I have enjoyed your post today,your hibiscus are a stunning colour

  27. Cosmos in a ball jar is perfection. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

  28. Its so nice to see flowers up close and personel, love the color of that hisbiscus.

  29. hi Poppy! So glad you joined my newbie party again. I love all your gorgeous pictures and beautiful blooms. The mason jar and tea cup picture are so gorgeous. Have a wonderful day! I am doing a magazine copy cat challenge in lieu of the newbie party this week only.

  30. Hi Poppy,
    I do love the huge hibuscus too. I have a pink one but I love your deep red. Yummy!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  31. I'm alwlays taken by the superb elegance of a simple mason jar. Delightful setting. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and your gorgeous hibiscus. Cherry Kay

  32. Dear Poppy,

    The flowers and the blue jar just takes my breath away.

    Settings are so professional and so beautiful and lovely lady you made my day.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  33. Hibiscus, hydrangeas, and cosmos, oh, my! Is THAT all ;) There is nothing blooming here in Texas :( But I did enjoy sitting down with a cup of tea and enjoying yours! Thanks for sharing, Poppy!


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy