Monday, June 15, 2009

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome! Our weather has been great as far as I'm concerned. Cool nights and mid 70's during the day with some rainy days thrown in. Every day there is something new bloomin' in my gardens.
The dead nettle under the tree is just beautiful right now. I started out with just 2 purple and 2 white plants several years ago. It's a good thing I have it contained or my whole yard would be full by now.
The soapwort is also in full bloom. I have it cascading out of an old bucket also but I moved it recently and it's a little droopy so you'll have to wait until next year to see that.
Some of my daisies are open. You can see how dark they are at the bottom from the late heavy frost we had. I'm just glad they are blooming. I love them!
Now here's a first. These roses are all on my knockout rose bush. The one on the left is a soft pink, the next is shades of pink and white and the last is a darker pink. Has anyone seen this before? There are tons of buds so it will be interesting to see what else opens.
This little white flower will turn into a bright orange Japanese Lantern. Something always devours the leaves but it doesn't seem to hurt the plant. I always take the leaves off to dry them anyway.
I'm very happy to see the foxgloves open. I just love them. There are not as many as last year and I don't think they are as tall either.
This is what both sides of my garden look like so I think I'' have a good crop next year and I'll be able to give away all the seeds this year.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my little tour. Please check out the other blooms from around the country by clicking on the names on Mr Linky. If you would like to join the tour just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and add a link to this post on your blog. Remember you have to sign up every week you want to join the tour so there is no pressure to post every week. Have a bloomin' great day!




13 comments:

Sue said...

I'm out here in So.Calif and our weather has been unusually cool. I live about ten minutes from the beach and we have had lots of cloud cover which my plants seem to love. I think my favorite photo of yours is the foxgloves. Always a favorite of mine. Thanks for hosting, "Blooming Tuesdays"! Sue

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

I love the Foxglove. I have planted it several times but have not had any luck with it yet. I know I just haven't found the right location but I will continue to try until I do. Thank you for hosting this event and sharing you flowers.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Aiyana said...

I'm envious of your array of blooms and the wonderful weather you are having. But, I guess I had my turn earlier when we had our wonderful spring with its burt of flowers. Every region has its time I guess.
Aiyana

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

I'm like you....a few foxglove blooms this year, but tons of babies. All your flowers are lovely. Have a great day!

Teri C said...

Your blooms are beautiful! I recently saw foxgloves up close and they are gorgeous. I may have to get some. And of course the white daisies are beautiful.

Thank you for hosting this great day of blooms.

Darla said...

We are going to hit 100 degrees tomorrow!!! HOT!!! Your blooms are pretty. Here's hoping my foxgloves bloom next year, I have a lot of plants too.

W. Latane Barton said...

beautiful flowers. Thanks for the tour of your garden.

Laurie and Chris said...

Mom~ Wow! I can't believe your knock out rose has so many different colors on it.

Dee said...

Your garden is a wonderland!!! I love all of the pictures- just gorgeous! Happy Bloomin Tuesday!

Susan said...

I love your foxgloves. I've only got one in my garden and it's white. I'm going to let it seed itself and see what comes up next year.

Carla said...

We are approaching 100s here. Wishing for that 70 stuff:)
Love the dead nettle, I've never had a good enough spot for it to go invasive, our soapwort blooms later (funny huh?), my shastas were great this year (like yours:), I have heard of a knockout rose that does different shades on one plant-very pretty:), I hope to grow some chinese lanterns this year (thanks for sharing this plant), Foxgloves don't do well here-and I so love seeing them!!! Have a great week Jean:)

Elena said...

Your garden is lovely! Foxglove is one of my favorites!

~~Rhonda said...

Jean, your foxgloves are lovely! I have never been able to get them to take off here. Not sure why. Your flowers are beautiful! ~~Rhonda