These are the first photos of my Summer ’07 flowers. June 14th, to be exact.p6160001.jpg. Forgive my photo; I am still learning how to use my digital camera.:) Just navigate around; the photo gives a nice global view the patio.The pink, rose-type flowers are fuschia orchid double impatiens. I am not sure of the name of the blueish-purple blooms. Every year Senior Admin. at Be Who You Are Independent School gifts to each member of the faculty a flower. But, the blooms are always bereft of their proper I.D.Anyway, I am by no means a garden pro. Despite the fact that I have been an avid summer container gardener since June 2003, I, as are my flowers, are works in progress. I continue to learn more about container gardening each year, and, hopefully will lose fewer flowers in the process.The annuals sold out quite early in my area; the many warm days in May inspired many to start their gardens much earlier.Since June 2003, I have purchased my summer blooms on the last official day of school, which for me is the last day of post-planning meetings.The double impatiens are very temperamental flowers – sort of like me.:) They have very specific care guidelines. Unlike the annuals I have planted in past years – zinnias and marigolds, just to name two and much heartier flowers with respect to sun and moisture requirements – the double impatiens and the blueish-purple blooms are high-maintenance. I am, however, enjoying the challenge so far.