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Very cool website! The garden looks very good this year.
Ruta, You're the first of my vast E-mailers with this unique website. Your black tulip was unusual, but I prefer the brighter colors: the red tulip with the yellow streak. Today's Columbine is lovely in shape and color. I may learn to recognize many more flowers by their shape, color and name.You weren't kidding that your server is slow. All I saw was a black background. I almost gave up and then I saw a twinge of violet which very slowly revealed the entire flower. Hopefully, you will not forget to send some personal news of yourself from time to time, and the addresses I requested in Hamilton. Iki, IrenaZ
You know I love getting the pictures! I'm so glad you're doing this. I'm still waiting for pix of the entire garden. This being only my second year with a yard, I don't have a coherent design for my little garden and I'm having a problem with that. M
Ruta - Your garden is fabulous, and I really appreciate all of the time you have taken to introduce me to the world of plants. We are so lucky to get to see your beautiful plants every day. Jackie
HEY RUTA, COOL WEBSITE!!! IM NOT MUCH OF A FLOWER PERSON, SO I SHARED THE PICS WITH MY WIFE AND SHE LOVED THEM. SHE WANTS TO SEE A PIC OF THE ENTIRE GARDEN. ANGELO
I love your photos from your garden. It's so nice to see you using your photography talents again on a regular basis - besides the evidence of your gardening skills.
Hi Ruta! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. The flowers are beautiful!! (I'd have to agree with the others, I would love to see a picture of the entire garden.)
I think some of these pictures of flowers look so perfect that I would guess they are models and not real at all. I am just so surprised at how perfect they look. I could see these pictures being in one of those gardening/picture books that people have on their coffee table or framed on a wall.
It was so wonderful talking to you. Enjoy while you can. Good luck with your job search.
Ruta - This is fantastic! Are these your photos?
Hope all's well there. Best regards, - Gabe
I just love getting these! I did take some digital photos from my garden, but hesitate to send them, since Bob and I have not mastered Photoshop Elements. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Don tells me you are really keeping busy, not only with the garden, but also with volunteering. Keep sending the beauty! CG
Nice shots Ruta. If you see a vandal creeping in your garden at night, it is I stealing clippings.
Still lookin' good! Aciu! I planted some Marigold plants in balcony pots yesterday and am getting ready to plant Nasturium seeds, which I collected from last year's harvest, later this week. I'll send along some pics once things get going up here. Along with my Nasturium seeds I found some unidentified seeds saved in my fridge...I have no clue what they are...I'll plant the mystery seeds later this week as well. Best wishes -
The photos are absolutely beautiful, Ruta! I just love gardening. My husband and I have spent just about every weekend since late April redesigning and rearranging all our beds. Your photos give me great ideas for some of my new garden spots. Thanks for including me on your list!
Isn't spring wonderful?! Your garden and photos of the new growth prove it! Beautiful flowers!!
Rutele, I was able to log on! Wow says Nijole, they look three dimensional. Beautiful. Just like your spirit. Keep them coming. We just picked, it seems as though, 24,000 Lily's of the Valley next door and Nijole was beside herself from the fragrance. Never in her life has she held or smelled so many. Photo will follow, BUT via the postal service. Nijole and Arnold
Dear Ruta, Please include my sister on your list of flower people - she is really into gardening - she is fanatical about plants/flowers: LKardoka@visa.com Do you e-mail to Mary Minieka? Does she respond?
The pics are great! Keep them coming...
You know how much I like this!
These are fantastic photos! Ever think of getting into the business? Itís also nice to have breathtaking art in your inbox to offset the treadmill. Thanks Ruta.
Ne be reikalo olandai laike ir dar vis laiko tulpe savo tautiniu turtu. Linkiu ir Tau sekmes su siom nuostabiom gelem ir fotografija. Lauksiu daugiau pacios darzelio pavasario geliu.
You can sent as many tulip photos as you like! Each one is beautiful - the colour on today's tulip really is gorgeous. A bonus of the cooler weather ( at least up here ) is that the spring blooms are lasting longer. You really have a wonderful photographers eye to capture the beauty of the garden. Aciu for sharing it with all of us!
Truly enjoy seeing these beautiful flowers. Didn't think photography could bring out the brillance of these flowers.
This is a very pretty flower. Do you have a sun or shade garden? You certainly have a lot of blooms for May in Chicago! (Joking...the weather here has been chilly and rainy, and the flowers seem to be a little behind schedule.)
Dear Ruta, How are you? It's been a long time. Mary told me she had dinner with you Saturday. I'm happy to get these photos and would love to see your garden. Forest Hills Gardens is in full bloom these past few weeks. My dogwoods and my apple trees had especially nice blossoms this year. That means a good harvest. I've got a portrait of you I've done from a photo taken at Danuta's wedding in California. I'd love to send it to you. Meanwhile, I'll be looking at your photos every morning. Love, Brett.
I think this is the first time I've seen this flower. It's very pretty and the blossoms are very delicate.
Great combination of talents - beautiful flowers, beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.
Tie konvalijos varpeliai ir ju kvapas. Ju nepamirsiu is savo vaikystes dienu.
Kaip didelis yra pacios darzelis?
CONVALLARIA (great photo!!)
I have never heard this song before. All I've heard is that this flower is poisonous. However, I always liked this spring flower and when I was a teenager, I always used the Lilly of the Valley Cologne. You caught the delicate bells very beautifully in your picture. iz
I love the flowers everyday! What a treat to hear and see a different perspective of the beautiful garden outside my windows! I can't wait to see how it all will change over the summer. Thanks for sharing.
I love having something pleasant to see every morning! You have a gift, my friend!
First I have seen of these.. Really wonderful. We are growing many of the same plants except of course, my Convallaria looks very sad indeed.Looks like you are really filling all available space.
Ruta: An unusual open petaled tulip! There are many beautiful home-grown tulips in Lithuania. I have some adorning my diningroom table that also have an open petal with a pointy end in a lovely red color and white near the stem. Don't you get the feeling that you are on the threshold of a possible career-change...to horticulture?? iz
Love the green tulips!!! My tulips are all cashed now - do you have any fxogloves in your garden - are they started from seed? I'd love to see pictures of those and want them for my garden... I went to Sid's and spent a fortune - planted everything and I think I need more - ever hear of a trumpet vine?
Todays blooming flower (May 26-Tulipa Viriflora) for me has a very 'painterly' quality to its photo; especially in the upper half. The curved lines and the way the green blends in is quite nice.
I love tulips...
Ruta- You are so creative with this website! The aesthetics of the shots are fabulous. I would also love to see vignettes of how these plants are placed -- your garden design. Thanks for sharing.
Labas Ruta! What a great idea. I have to agree with you, the blue cornflower is very beautiful! You're photographs are amazing! You have a gift. What a lovely treat to see your garden... Thank you. Dalia
So now I know where Cornflower came from. That's the color they refer to in fabrics for some tradeshow booth panels.
The Centaurea is gorgeous! I had it in the old garden, along with aquilegia. Miss that garden so much...the Zephirine Drouhaine is in full bloom around the front door...sigh! Your photos are excellent; how about a wide-angle shot of the whole garden, so we can steal some ideas..LOL!!
Ruta, you never cease to amaze me. Thank you for sharing.
I, like many others who have responded, would love to see a picture of the entire garden.
Nors skundiesi, kad pacios darzelis nedidelis, taciau kiek daug jame geliu. Rugiagele buvo viena is mano megiamu geliu, nes ja prisimenu is savo vaikystes, Suvalkijos laukuose. Kaip idomiai jos atrode javu laukuose.
Ruta, these are exquisite. They are much more than what they are. Fascinating that you know all the "proper names" The Cornflower bud and flower intrigue me. Look forward to viewing more.
Ruta: This hue of blue in the Jacob's Ladder is one of my favorite colors. Why is it called "Jacob's Ladder"? Is it because of the way it grows? I am sorry to say that the blue Cornflower seems to have passed me by for some unknown reason.
Hi, dearest Ruta... It's been quite a while, hasn't it ? A flower, from you, once a day ? ...I must be dreaming !
Ruta, I had no idea also that "chive" have such beautiful blossoms. Is it a cousin of the "scallion"?
Hi Ruta I've always enjoyed looking at flowers and gardens but lately I've looked at them with even more appreciation of their individual beauty. I noticed the different shapes of tulip petals and also various stages of a bud and bloom. Aciu to you!!
Ruta, I especially love the wonderful transparencies seen thru the petals of the Jacobs Ladder.
What a great idea! As your sister said when she passed along this link, what a great way to start your morning! She's right and thanks!
I really love to see what is blooming everyday! I hope that I can someday be half, no one quarter the gardner you are!!!
Ruta, Having seen the "chive", I was happy that you had featured the "scallion" for June 5th. However, your June 5th and 6th flowers seem to have rotated, because instead of the "scallion" I got to see the "Star of Bethelehm" and then somehow the June 6th entry disappeared from my inbox.I'll have to wait for Gintas to come hope to give me a hand. The "stephanotis" (sp?)as fillers in bridal bouquets seem to me to be a smaller version of the "Star of Bethlehem" iz
I loved seeing your garden in person! And I want to plant those scallions myself. Love the way they grow and their flowers and, of course, the pods. Too bad I forgot to get a cutting... M
A wonderful way to open up the computer at work! Would much rather be in my garden - but someone has to pay for the plants - especially since I seem to only be buying deer food. It has been discouraging to plant a lovely landscape and see it destroyed in a matter of minutes. I do enjoy your photos tho and hpe to be out in the garden again soon.
Ruta....love the cropped shot of Iris, I cropped even more so my eye was not distracted to focus in on the clarity of color and the delicacy of the tiny viens in the petal.
Your photos are great -- and I'm learning quite a bit about varieties of flowers I never heard of before. Thanks!!
Rugosa Rose - what a flower and what a photo. Beautiful.
I agree with you Ruta; an incredibly stunning photo. (June 11) I really love this one.
Aciu! Love your photos, but like the comments that go with them even more. I have learned a lot of interesting things! viso geriausio
Wow Ruta! The flowers are beautiful...very cool idea to put them up on a website! Hope all is well!
What a picture. These are one of my very favorite flowers. And I do believe in old wives' tales. M
Peonies are so elegant. Where are the ants??? kidding!
Peonies and ants, like the wind and the rain. Honestly though it is bad enough mentioning that there are old wives, then you have to point out that they have tails. Oh yeah thats tales. I get it now....
I'm addicted! I can't stop looking at this poppy!
I absolutely love flowers and your photographs are exquisite! I am so grateful I was told of this site by Irena Z. from Kaunas. Keep posting!!!
Dear Ruta, What a beauty you've been creating! Good luck and patience!
Your picutres are wonderful. Is it possible to access the archives?
Algis just showed me your website. Your pictures are amazing! I am curious what kind of digital camera you use? Come visit us in Calgary sometime. Cheers, Janice
I live in an apartment and miss having a garden of my own, especially in summer. So, now, thanks to you, I have a garden again, at least an e-garden. Thanks so much for doing this.
Ruta, How great that the only Anemone in your garden happens to display this vibrant, blue color that I love. It really strikes my fancy!
Good Morning Ruta, A delightful surprise this AM to get your mail, made all the more so by the flower image. A lovely lady she is indeed.
Ruta, these flowers are OUTSTANDING!!! I look forward to seeing more of your garden. Maybe the entire garden.
Thanks for sending me your website! Absolutely stunning pictures of your gardens' flowers. When I was younger, I used to chuckle at my dad when he worked in his rose garden. Funny how the older you get, the more you look back on these things and realize how soothing this must have been for him. As I grow older, I'm starting to "become" my father!
My tropicals don't look half as good as your stuff. Beautiful plants and lovely photos. Thanks!
So beautiful...I'm such a non-gardener and so appreciative!
Ruta, It seems only fair that we get a shot of the climbing rose reaching up through the tree. Your discription left us wanting more
Alan is right. We want to see the entire tree. Can you shoot it? M
Thanks for the email. I have been wondering where everyone has landed from days gone by. Sounds like your having fun.
Ruta, What a beautiful story and what a magnificent rose. It seems very happy in the tree.
I love the story about the Climbing Blaze rose. It must look wonderful within the tree. You and nature can both take credit for the effect.
You are a fabulous photographer - the photos are all so beautiful!! You must have quite a green thumb as well. Here in the Pacific NW even I can grow beautiful flowers because we have great weather year round (and enough rain) to make it easy for those of us with pink thumbs!! I never have the time to water my plants let alone pohotgraph them, so of course this year they aren't doing so well because it has been hot and dry.
Lots of love, Chistine!!
The flower is beautiful. You will never know how much your flowers brighted my day. Thank you! Jeanine
Ruta, Something happened when I read your e-mails today. All of the pictures are of tiger lilies...even the older e-mails of roses are now tiger lilies. what do you think happened? I have been enjoying every description and photograph and now I am desperate!!!!! Help! Jeanine
Galejau pasigereti tavo darzeliu. Labai grazios, nuostabios geles! Sekmes ir toliau! Tavo Pode
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