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blue petunia,oriental lily and tricolor daisy in my garden

Katarina at Roses and stuff hosts blooming friday every week, i am glad to be a part of it. Right now the spring is at peak in lahore and we are all waiting impatiently for the annual spring flower show although i did held in karachi but not in lahore yet. here goes some pictures from my garden and some from others i captured.

This is my first bee of spring i got in my terrace. She drank from almost every single flower blooming on my terrace including this iceland poppy.

This oriental lily i grew from bulb in winter and what a pretty flower it is. The fragrance fills my whole terrace. you can see my post on how did i grow it here

I love these pink petunias,  grew lots of them in pots. They are not as heat tolerant as gazanias or california poppies but beat them by the color range.

Can you believe that i am growing this tricolor chrysanthemum, painted daisy in raised beds? well i have very limited space and even there is a patch with no soil beneath, i make it a raised bed. .This one is only 1 feet deep and then it is all concrete. I hope they will survive our harsh summer heat. I have mulched them with leaf mold.

I love freesia for their toughness, ability to bloom in diverse conditions and of course the enchanting fragrance. of course i will do a separate post on them but here goes the one in my soil bed the yellow fragrant ones.

I love iceland poppies, they are have the most delicate flowers after aquilegia. this is one is neither orange nor pink nor white but some yellowish touch. a touch of elegance. growing in another raised bed too. It is just 6 inches soil above the cement slabs.

What about these blue petunias? they are happily blooming in the lawn of my office building the aiwan-e-iqbal complex. what a splendid view it is.

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  1. sweet bay says:

    You have a lot of beautiful flowers growing on your terrace! I love the Iceland Poppies.

  2. Wendy says:

    well, you sure do have lots blooming! I wish I could catch the fragrance of that freesia.

  3. witchymee says:

    Wow your photos are beautiful, some of my favorite. Love your blog!

  4. Zindagi says:

    Lovely flowers, I loved the petunias and the freesias and the poppies and ……

    Great job Khabbab, you have a wonderful blooming garden

  5. FlowerLady says:

    Wow, I am so impressed and awed by the lovelies that you are growing. I’d love to grow them all.

    Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

  6. easygardener says:

    You have some beautiful, colourful flowers in your garden.It is always a pleasure to see the first bees gathering nectar. A sign that more wildlife will be arriving soon!

  7. Jenni says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog ~ what delightful flowers you have already blooming! I’ll be stopping by again with keen interest on your gardens progress 🙂

  8. Noelle says:

    I think that Iceland Poppies are some of my favorite flowers. The picture with the bee is just beautiful. I can only imagine how beautiful springtime is where you live.

  9. Katarina says:

    Welcome to Blooming Friday! I enjoyed your shots a lot – especially the one with the iceland poppy and bee. A great picture and a very pretty flower. Thanks for sharing!

  10. It must be a lovely place to live. Having so much blooming on ones terrace is a sight to behold.
    The freesia photo sure takes me back to my days as a floral designer. The yellow ones always seemed to have the best scent!

  11. Melanie says:

    iceland poppies are one of my faves too. How long will the hardy perennials last until the heat kills them.

  12. Autumn Belle says:

    There are so many flowers blooming here. My favourite are the popies. Wow!

  13. debsgarden says:

    Your patio must be a delight to behold! You have many lovely flowers. I love freesias and your tricolor chrysanthemum is amazing. But my favorite has to be the white iceland poppy with the bee!

  14. Kiki says:

    Gorgeous!! Your photos are truly..always so beautiful!! Everything looks fabulous!!
    Kiki~

  15. I didn’t plant any freesia bulbs last fall and I’m kicking myself! Great pic!

  16. Kathy says:

    A delightful assortment of spring flowers. We have many of those same varieties blooming here where I live in Arizona.

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