Monday, September 29, 2008

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome! My balloon flowers have been blooming for several weeks and are still going strong. You can tell by these 2 pictures why they are called balloon flowers.
There are several types of balloon flowers that range from 6 inches tall to mine which are about 4 feet tall.

When I got them several years ago I had no idea they would be so tall but I'm glad they are.
They are perfect mixed in with the black eyed Susansand they add nice height to the garden. The black eyed Susans are pretty much done blooming but that's okay. The pretty, blue balloon flowers can also stand alone.
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17 comments:

PEA said...

Such beautiful flowers! I've never heard of Balloon Flowers before but I can see why they're called that! lol They really are gorgeous and you're right, they go so well blended in with the Black Eyed Susans. xoxo

perennialgardener said...

I have the more compact type but I love your tall ones Jean. They do look nice combined with the Blackeyed Susans. My boys always liked to pop the blossoms before they opened. :) I should have my post up soon. Happy Bloomin Tuesday!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Jean, I love your Blackeyed Susans and your Balloon Flowers. I remember my Mom had some and I use to pop them and I would get yelled at! I love the combination of the two colors together. It looks stunning!
Happy Blooming Tuesday!
Love, Ann

Grammy said...

How wonderful that your black eyed Susans are still in bloom. Mine stopper in August. Have a great week. Thanks again for the invite.

Aiyana said...

Baloon flowers are so interesting. They look good closed and opened, and they sure look great with the Black-eyed Susans. I didn't know they came in several varieties.
Aiyana

Baby Vagabond said...

I really love the combination of the rudbeckia and balloon flowers together. Was that planned or a happy gardening moment? I had a Happy gardening moment last year when a double pink hollyhock came up through my blue mist shrub! I love it when those things happen :-) Rosie

Darla said...

The purple and yellow look great together. Really enjoyed the Balloon Flowers.

Debbie J. said...

This is my first Bloomin Tuesday Post. Thanks for hosting it!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love the blue with the yellow! I love how Balloon flowers are so delicate looking. Sadly, I've never been able to grow them. I just can't find a spot where they're happy.

Manuela

Sweetie said...

I had never heard of Balloon flowers. They are beautiful. My very favorite flowers are Black Eyed Susans. Yours are beautiful.
SWweetie

Dawn said...

Your posies are always the best!

I have my post up PLUS my 1000th post, too!
!!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Yellow and purple is one of my favorite combination in a garden. These two flowers are beautiful. I'm not sure I've ever seen balloon flowers. Love them!

I'm in St. Louis with grandbaby and will get home tomorrow. I have a week to get the wedding preps finalized and then we are off to Utah for the wedding. I will make sure I get that tote off this next week. Thanks for being patient! I appreciate it so much!

The Brenda Blog said...

Good morning. I just found you through Rosie's Whimsy. I don't know if I have much still blooming right now, but I shall go out with my camera in a little while and see. I shall bookmark you and return. Love gardening!
Brenda

Carla said...

I have a small balloon flower, and am planning black eyed susans next year, thank you for the idea of putting them together! I love it! (Your new layout is perfect!) happy Tuesday to you!

Deb said...

Jean ~ I'm not sure I've seen balloon flowers any place other than a gardening book...not in a "real person's garden!" :) Yours are lovely! I don't have much blooming at all, but I'm posting fall's bounty--gourds from the garden.

Deborah said...

Looks like you still have lots of color...The blue and yellow look beautiful together!

Wendy said...

Lovely flowers. I love black-eyed susans and the blue goes so well with them.
Glad I found you!