My absolute favorite flowers in my garden here in Italy (and I do grow quite a few!) are these three beauties, taken last summer. I love the blue of traditional morning glories, the boldness of the sunflowers (I grow tall and short, yellow and burgundy, multi-flowered and one huge flower above a giant stem...I love 'em all) and roses. Roses do particularly well here in Italy, they must like the soil or something. This year I have black spot on some of them--I guess it's been wetter than usual, but the flowers are beautiful just the same. If I had my camera/ computer connection working, I'd show you the bouquet I picked yesterday...red, pink and white roses! Such an elegant sight, really, the combination works so well. My other fav, not pictured here (now where is last year's picture?) are portulacas. I love portulacas! They grow with almost no water (they are succulents after all) and have the prettiest little miniature rose-like flowers in the most beautiful colors...if I can get my camera/computer connection working, I'll definitely make a post!