Friday, June 5, 2009

Floral Friday - Just A Few Bloomers!

I just wanted to share a few of my current bloomers with you today. Of course the big heavenly blue morning glories continue to shine, but I didn't want to bore you with more of those so soon!

The geraniums are beginning to bloom again.

This white foxglove is just beginning to open up.

Aren't the deep reddish purple spots pretty?

The yellow buddleia (butterfly bush) is just full of buds, only a few have opened so far, but this bumblebee seemed really happy! This will bloom all summer, up until a hard frost.

Lavender. What more can I say but, ahhhhhhhh! I guess I should pick it, but I just love the way it looks in the yard, and the butterflies and bees love it, too.

Bees love betony, as you can see here.

The sweet rocket is almost gone.

Pretty pink zinnias.

Isn't this pink bachelor button precious!!! I had two come up this year, the other one will be purple, I think.

Hyacinth bean blooms. The hummingbirds just love these!

This is an 'anise hyssop' called golden jubilee. When I took this picture this morning it was drizzling rain and cloudy, which didn't do justice to the color. It's a really golden green, and the blooms are soft and pretty.

Next, the promise of things to come! Starting with blooms on the tomatoes (yum!).

Blooms on the squash plants (yum again!).

I was able to save one of the sunflowers the squirrels tried to destroy. It was only 'bent' and not broken, so I staked it up and babied it for a while, and it's rewarded my efforts with a tiny bud in the center.

The tall garden phlox is beginning to form buds. This one is a lavender with purple eye.

Lettuce leaf basil. I've never grown this type of basil before, and the leaves are a bit larger and more ruffled. I can't wait to have some of this on a sandwich, in a tomato salad for bruschetta, or in my orzo pasta salad.

Oh, I almost forgot! The cleome is coming up like crazy. I'm moving and transplanting and giving away cleome babies. It's a lovely flower, and re-seeds very heartily. It gets to 3 to 3 1/2 feet tall!

That's my bloomers for today. I enjoy going out every morning and looking to see what is new, what's coming up, what's changed. Having a garden is a constant source of enjoyment for me.

Have a great weekend, folks! Blessings, Becky


Anonymous said...

Everything looks great! I know that basil will be especially good on a sandwich. Hope you have a great weekend.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I am going to have to try to remember the name "sweet rockets" for wild phlox. I never knew their real names. I love foxgloves. They seem homey and old fashioned to me and I love that about them.They are great for reseeding too. Is your called "Pam"? Have a great weekend and your garden is looking terrific.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

The flowers are beautiful and the herbs and veggies look like good eating will be in your future:-)

Kelee Katillac said...

Love the squash blooms--to me veggies are wonderful ornamentally too!

Stop by sometime!!

love, kelee

Tanna said...

Beautiful flowers and herbs! I know they brighten your life!

Carolyn said...

I hope your Dad improves soon. You have lots of pretty plants blooming in your garden now.
i agree with you gardening is a daily enjoyment for me also.
Thank you for visiting me earlier.
Take care,