Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloomday June 2011


It's the middle of June, already.  I know I say this all the time...but, where does the time go?

The 15th of each month, we join Carol, at May Dreams Garden, to show what is blooming in our gardens.

It's always fun to see what each person is growing, and what is blooming in different parts of the world.

Here, the weather has been hot and dry....very hot, and very dry.  But, we're working hard and keeping things alive.  Plumbago, above, loves the heat.  The blue blooms help to cool things down a bit.

The Purple Cone Flower is finally blooming.  Another one is on the way.  For some reason, I've had trouble getting these started.

The yellow dwarf canna is blooming.

And, so is the Purple Heart.

Speaking of purple, Cleome Senorita Margarita is a hard working bloomer.  She's not very tall yet, but she has lots of blooms.  I put this in a sunnier place this year.  We'll see if that was the right thing to do.

Geraniums aren't supposed to like the heat.  But, these just keep on blooming.  I'm not sure what variety these are.  The label just said 'geranium'.

The chysanthemums I planted last fall are blooming.  It's time to pinch them back, but that's hard to do when they're blooming.  They're hearty things....the severe cold last winter didn't bother them, and they're holding up pretty well in the heat.  There will be more planted this fall.

The Thryallis is beginning to bloom.  We were so afraid we'd lost this last winter, even though we covered it with several layers.  It's not very tall...but, it's alive and blooming.  Can you see the bug on there?  They are all over the place, and I don't know what they are.  Not baby grasshoppers....but, they eat plants.

I like white flowers.  This is a white verbena.

The bougainvillea is putting on color.  It's been a little slow about it this year.  It got a bigger pot.  So, maybe it's been busy stretching it's toes.

I'm told this is the real flower, on bougainvilleas.  But, really...do you think of this as the flower, when you see a bougainvillea?

In the veggies garden, I planted a whole snack size baggie of Narrow Leaf Zinnias.  ONE came up.  Here it is. I hope it puts on lots of seeds for me.

The cucumbers are blooming.  We've had one cucumber to slice in a salad.  And, despite the extreme heat...it was sweet.

The blooms are small and delicate looking.  But, they do their job.

The tomatoes are still putting on fruit.  It's a battle, though.  I'm still fighting Red Spider Mites and yesterday I saw baby Leaf Footed Bugs.  Couldn't find them this morning.  But, I'm thinking they're still there.....ugh.

I'm excited the Agapanthus has a bloom stalk.  Kind of looks like it's sticking it's tongue out at us.  But, it won't be long until it brakes out with it's purple fireworks bloom.

So, what's blooming in your garden?

Happy Gardening...


  1. Really? that teeny white flower is the flower? I never knew that. :) Your garden looks lovely - happy GBBD!

  2. Beautiful captures of some exquisite blooms! Larry

  3. You're one up on me in the cucumber category. The Armenian cukes are starting to put on babies, fingers crossed! Some of my bestest bloomers were marked as generically as your "geranium." Happy GBBD!

  4. Really like the shot of the Purple Cone Flower. It is one of the plants I wish I could grow, but my shade prevents that. So I get to enjoy seeing it gardens like yours! Happy GBBD.

  5. nice june blooms linda. winberly must be proud. hope the drought isn't causing too many problems.

  6. Cool flowers! I really like that purple heart photo with the tiny bee. I've not ever looked closely at a bougainvilla, but I think I'll try to find one now that I know what I'm looking for....those little white flowers.
    Happy GBBD.

  7. We have given up on cukes - the last ones were very bitter, and it's too hard to keep them watered. Your flowers look beautiful. Looks like your garden is faring better than mine!


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