Monday, July 09, 2012

It's Bloomin'Tuesday!

Sorry for missing last week.  Totally forgot all about it until it was too late. 
It has been hot and dry here again.  It's hard to keep up with the garden when it's so hot but the sun did bring out some blooms!
 I have been working in the shade garden when ever I can. One area had been taken over by buttercups so I tried to dig them all out.  I found 2 small astilbe!  This pink one is lovely this year.  I've moved the rest so hopefully they will be better next year.  I think they were getting too much sun.
 The pink and white cone flowers in the middle garden are going strong.  The taller pinks on the other side are false mallow, party girl.
 The bee balm along the back of the wild garden are in full bloom.  I have red and dark pink here and a shorter, light pink in a couple other areas.  I love the bee balm and so do the humming birds.
 The orange double cone flowers are blooming along the side walk garden.  There is some pink phlox opening up too.
 I've been waiting and watching these allium, probably because they are right out front.  They have pointy heads right now. LOL!
 This wicker sleigh filled with sweet potato vine and pink and green petunias sets in front by the door.  I've been looking for these petunias for a couple years and finally got lucky.  The thyme under it is almost a bush!
The yellow loosestrife is almost gone in the wild garden but the pink loosestrife and cone flowers are just getting started.
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Deb said...

Hi Jean, missed you last week. Love your baby carriage!! The flowers in it are just perfect. Also like the orange double cone flowers. Hopefully, I'll have my post up tomorrow morning. Thanks for hosting.

Yael at Home Garden Diggers said...

I love your garden. Beautiful flowers. I just bought an almost Chinese Red echinacea today. Can't wait to get it into my garden. My drumstick alliums have also just started to bloom. I really like them. Mine seem to self seed, which makes me very happy.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

daisy g said...

We missed you last Tuesday! Glad you are alright.

I love, love, love those coneflowers! I need to grow a shade garden! Enjoy your blooms and stay cool!

Suzanne said...

All of your flowers are beautiful, but I love the wicker sleigh with the flowers falling over the sides is so pretty! Thanks for hosting -- we missed you last week! We had three really nice rainstorms last week, so maybe some cooler, damp weather is coming your way! - Suzanne

Diann said...

Hi Jean! Everything looks beautiful. My Bee Balm is in full bloom as well. This Fall I am definitely going to have to dive it up because it is taking over the entire garden. LOL Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!

Pamela said...

My Bee Balm is just about ready to bloom. I love that red. I am always a bit behind everyone else as I live so high up in the mountains.

Rosemary said...

Hi Jean Did indeed miss you last week.. Your garden is full of bloom . Seems early flowering in your garden too. Love the purple coneflower..

xinex said...

I love your garden. It looks very natural, so pretty...Christine

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jean,

Things are looking mighty cheery at your place. All those purple coneflowers are shining! Thank you for hosting our party.

Becca's Dirt said...

The wicker sleigh is precious. Your gardens are looking so pretty and full. Your orange double coneflowers are so pretty.

Lisas @ My Omaha Garden said...

Love the trumpet vine! Such vivid color.