Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Guinea Impatiens! or Busy Lizzies!!


Yesterday I was shopping for some paint, of course I could not resit these beautiful Impatiens
or as we used to call them Busy Lizzies.
I popped them outside to be transplanted on Saturday and then as if on queue we had a torrential summer storm.
I couldn't resist these pictures with raindrops still on the petals.
After the rain the late afternoon sky was just delightful couldn't resist taking a photo of this too.
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26 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous flower shots! Thanks for the inspiration of Spring!

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  2. They are so beautiful! I love impatiens and plant them in my window boxes because they do so well in the shade, although mine are the plain jane ones but I still love them and how hardy they are here. I love the leaves of the New Guinea ones, very pretty! Beautiful pictures as well Sharon, I can't wait til we get rain storms. :)

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  3. I always love the hot pink ones with the dark leaves...they just remind me of the tropics as their name suggests...lovely photos.

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  4. Impatiens are my favorite flower to plant outside as I have a lot of shade. You picked some pretty colors, and I loved your fabulous sky photo!

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  5. Your impatiens look lovely with the raindrops and what an amazing sky!
    I haven't heard the common name of busy lizzies before, any idea how that came about?
    Judith

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  6. Beautiful blossoms! I love the raindrops on them too! Great sky photo as well.
    Dandelion Wishes,
    Deborah Jean

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  7. The impatiens will brighten a shady spot for sure.

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  8. How wonderful, you are able to plant annuals, as they are called here. Beautiful pictures of the raindrops.

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  9. So love the impatients with the waterdrops. Can almost feel the moisture when I look at them. Great photography. Thank you for following my blog. Glad you liked the award. Blessings.

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  10. Impatiens are such hardy flowers, and so pretty. I wonder if the deer would eat them here.

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  11. I first heard about busy lizzies when we went to Ireland. I was asking the owner of the B&B about her impatients and she didn't understand which plant I was talking about. I love to see them in the summer.

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  12. Stunning images! Nature really is beautiful! Have a gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

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  13. Beautiful flowers! The pink color is stunning! Happy Belated PInk Saturday.

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  14. What pretty pictures with the raindrops on the flowers. Impatiens do well here in the shade ~ and they are so dependable with their beauty. Lovely additions to the garden! Have a happy day.

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  15. I've never heard them called that. very sweet.

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  16. I just found your blog, the name caught my eye...that's me too!! Love the pics of the New Guineas with rain drops. I've never heard of busy lizzy before but I giggled when I read that. I'll be visiting your blog again, hope you'll stop by and visit us in South Dakota,USA!! Have a great day!

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  17. Hi Sharon, I am delighted to have you visit The Vintage Nest. Wonder how they got the name of Busy Lizzy? I hope I remember that name when I go to buy mine in April. Seeing yours makes me long for them. They are what I plant most of in all my flower boxes for summer. All pinks and whites. Can't wait and I can't wait to see more of you too at my blog. xoxo Lynn

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  18. You take the most beautiful pictures ;) I LOVE flowers so much I'll often see them and decide to research their deeper symbolism.

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  19. Your Busy Lizzys are beautiful. I can't wait until our spring comes. We have had a harsh winter and everyone here is anxious for spring. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. The pic of the sky is awesome.
    I pray that your countrymen are recovering from your terrible weather in Queensland and there abouts. I am your newest follower. Hugs, Ginger

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  20. When I see your Impatiens I get quite impatient for spring to arrive!

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  21. Lovely, lovely blooms. Seeing them makes me long for warm weather! Following your blog now :)

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  22. I can't wait to plant some pretty flowers. Thanks for joining in....please add my link so that other newbies know. XO

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  23. Your flowers and pictures are lovely. I especially like the water droplets.

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  24. Beautiful pictures! I can't wait for spring!
    xxDaniella

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  25. I am so sorry to have missed last week...but I am here ...tardy but here....thanks for linking in this post...I hope you will link in again soon!
    I love impatiens!

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