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Happy Bloom Day everyone, and thank you to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
wonderful slide show! love your flowers!
Thank you Muum, and thanks for visiting. Happy Bloom Day!
Happy Bloom Day to you, too, Linda! I enjoyed your slide show and all your beautiful flowers. But I agree, that first red tomato is definitely cause for excitement:) I just picked my first ripe one yesterday.
Great slideshow Linda! lovely flowers you have blooming. The tomato does look great!Happy GBBD!-Cathy
Lovely! I especially like the red dragonwing begonia--those always look so lovely that I kick myself for not picking one up in the spring.Re: the heliotrope, do you find it to be very fragrant this year? I'm not sure what's up with mine, but the fragrance is... well, let's just say way underwhelming compared to what I remember. :(
Aren't you the sophisticated one! That was a fun way to see what's happening in your garden — clearly a lot of bloom.
Thanks Rose! Congratulations on the first tomato - that's always cause for celebration.Thanks Cathy! Happy Bloom Day!Thank you Kim. Dragonwings have got it going on in the shade, with a lot less watering than impatiens.I always think the fragrance of heliotropes is pretty delicate. Here, they're a little more fragrant than usual. For a change this spring, this one started out near the veggie bed where it's sunnier. The blooms are larger and more plentiful than usual with more sun, hence more fragrance than usual too. After it started blooming it was moved to the shadier patio. It might go back near the veggie bed again for rejuvenation when these blooms are spent.Glad you enjoyed it Linda. We're enjoying August, the most floriferous month in our garden.
Happy Bloom Day to you Linda! Love your flowers and especially that heliotrope!
Thanks Tina! Happy Bloom Day! Hope you're having a great weekend.
Hi Linda, pretty plants! The Kuri is so swwet. I love calamint; some cats who don't like catnip or catmint like calamint. :)
Surprise lilies is such a good name for those. Some people in my neighborhood have them & every year I'm surprised by them and how exotic they look in the garden.
Great flower show for August Linda. Very entertaining.While that red tomato looks yummy I'm waiting for the end of the season and all those green tomatoes so that I can cook up a mess of fried green ones.
Thanks Monica! The Kuris should be very sweet - they'll be yummy! I love calamint too - it's such a pretty, shapely plant. I'm glad it puts up with so little sun! Catmint grows well here too, but doesn't bloom as much. :( When I've had it in previous gardens I had cats, and they were crazy for catmint. This is the first garden I've had calamint in, but this time. . . no cats to enjoy it.MBT, they pop up so fast it's easy to miss them until they bloom. I've always loved them, even though they're very fleeting. I had them interplanted with anemones, but the anemones didn't appreciate their strappy foliage drying up all over them, so I moved them and put a hosta there instead. I think they'll make better companions.Thank you Carolyn. I had Cherokee purple tomatoes staked but they've been sliding down the stake because they're so tall and heavy. So I had to add a cage (homemade with wire fencing so I could wrap it around them instead of trying to put it down over them.) In spite of doing it that way, I still knocked off a few green tomatoes. Aw, too bad. . . now I'm forced to make fried green tomatoes. Don't you feel sorry for me? (not!;)
A beautiful combination of blooms that nourish our souls and our bodies! Is Kuri a squash~~the blossom is so lovely. Have a great week! gail
Thanks Gail! Yep, Kuri is a squash. The blossoms are large, plentiful, and very fragrant, and the squash are pretty too - not to mention delicious. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and hope your thumbs are feeling better.
I wish there were more perennials that bloom spring to frost, like your geranium! Your garden always looks so cool and shady and inviting. Happy bloom day!
Linda, gorgeous blooms and a ymmuy looking tomato. We have had 2 so far-a little disappointing-but they tasted great.I have that same caladium. Isn't it glorious?! I planted mine with rasberry burst petunias and a hot pink million bells. But I like yours with the hot pink impatens.
Linda, I love the airy blooms of Calamintha -- and the softly minty fragrance of the bruised leaves. Used to have one in my garden that knocked itself out with blooming... but sometimes that type of perennial can be shortlived. Must get myself another. Thanks for the show.
I love your containers! Everything looks so nice; happy Bloom Day!
I agree Diane! Rozanne is a bit of a sprawly thing, but that's ok - I let them weave around the base of other plants. Wherever she goes she adds color.Thanks Beckie! Not many ripe tomatoes here yet either. . . a hazard of a veggie bed that's not in full sun. We have lots of tomatoes but they're taking forever to ripen.I love caladiums, although it's been a little cool this summer for them. They've been pretty sleepy until a few weeks ago when it finally got warm. Impatiens are one of few annuals that bloom here in our shady garden, so they're all over the place!Hi Helen, they are such pretty plants. I love the shiny foliage, the form of the plant, and I love how they're just covered with blooms. I hope this one decides to hang around for awhile.Thanks Rose! Happy Bloom Day!
the slideshow is such a great idea!
Beautiful flowers. Love the slideshow presentation of your photos.
Thanks Rosemarie! I was using up Blogger photo memory allowance pretty quickly, and the slideshows help save memory when I have a lot of photos to post. I wish the photos had the same quality in the slideshow as they do when posted individually.Thank you Teresa - glad you enjoyed the slideshow. I enjoy making them, and hopefully it saves a little energy for readers not having to scroll through them all.
Love everything, especially the agastache and rudbeckia. I have no luck with that Blue Fortune and really like it.
Hi Elizabeth, so far it seems happy here. I'm frankly surprised how well it's done with as many plants I've tried that aren't happy here. And the rudbeckias seem to do well just about anywhere, thankfully. I love them too.
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