Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

We finally had a couple days of on and off rain and every living thing is happier!
 The Sea Thrift is showing it's pretty blue color against the Black Eyed Susan's that are just getting started in the wild garden.
 At the same time, the Globe Thistle are beginning to turn.  They are quite striking against the dark pink phlox in the middle garden.
Rose of Sharon double pink is the backdrop for the middle garden now.  The purple cone flowers still get all the attention tho.
 I love this soft yellow double Hollyhock.  It isn't very tall, maybe a couple feet, but that doesn't stop it from putting on a beautiful show.
In the sidewalk garden, the Gay Feather are just getting started while the light pink Balloon Flower is in full bloom.  I'm hoping this plant will get a lot fuller.
There is more soft pink in the wash tub that holds my Rain Lilies from my Grandmother's yard in Florida.  I have kept these going for over 20 years by taking them into the basement for the winter.
We are wishing for more ain but are very thankful for what we got.  I'm also pleased with the cooler temps.
If you want to show off your bloomers, just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and add a link to this post on your blog.  Enjoy the show!


High Heeled Life said...

I'm certain your gardens appreciated the rain. We too have been experiencing some extreme heat and finally had a good down pour last evening and as I type, another huge down pour. Giving the gardens a much deserved and needed drink.

Your flowers are all so brilliant. How wonderful to be able to have such loveliness from your grandmother's garden. Truly a blessing.

Thank you for hosting a wonderful party to share and see Mother Nature's beauty around the globe. xo HHL

Yael at Home Garden Diggers said...

You have some lovely flowers in your garden. Glad to hear that you have gotten some rain in your area. I am sure that your garden and you are happy. I don't believe that I have ever heard of rain lilies. They are lovely.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Bernie H said...

Lovely blooms, Jean. The Sea Thrift looks fantastic with the Black-Eyed Susans, and that patch of Middle Garden is just gorgeous. I also love that pale yellow Hollyhock!

daisy said...

Love the contrast in your garden, Jean!
That old washtub is a keeper!

Beth said...

Hi Jean, I like the sea thrift and globe thistle, as well as the rain lilies. I love pink in the garden!

Darla said...

Love the pink balloon flowers, I have the purple... rain, vitamin G, works wonders!

Bonnie said...

I love the rain lilies! Gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

That is a gorgeous holly hock!
I too am hoping for more rain and cooler temps......

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jean,

Everything is thriving so well in your garden. I love the look of your Sea Thrift. I have never tried planting them. How wonderful to have lilies from your grandmother's garden! Thank you for hosting.

Zoey said...

Glad to hear you got some rain, Jean. I am still waiting for an all day rain.

Your flowers look nice. I received some rain lilies from a blog friend this spring and they are blooming, too. I love them. How special to have some of your grandmothers still blooming.

Deb said...

Love the Globe Thistle, Jean. And the double hollyhocks are always so very pretty.