I have some blooms to link to Bloomin' Tuesday, hosted by Ms. Greenthumb Jean. I see she's started her list, so I'm going to go see who else has posted some blooms. I see Jean is featuring coneflowers.
This photo was taken the 17th. I was excited to see there would soon be blooms on this Hibiscus 'M. Baltimore Hybrids', large flowered hibiscus. The tag showed different colors of blooms, so I didn't know what color this was going to be until it bloomed last year.
There have been a number of us bloggers saying that we talk to our plants. Well, when I walked out the morning of the 18th, and saw a couple blooms open, I ran over and gushed how pleased I was that the flowers were open, how lovely they were, welcome to the party, etc. Then, I went in and got my camera.
When I went out this morning, this is what I saw. I forgot the blooms only last about a day.
There was another bloom open, and some more ready to open up.
Here are some blooms that I don't think I've posted this year yet. The anise hyssop has spread by seed, and is blooming. I did dig some up, because they came up too thick.
I've mentioned that even if I don't get much gardening done in a day, I do manage to go out each morning, shortly after it gets light out to deadhead and pull a few weeds. Well, here is one I missed. When I was a girl, I didn't know this was a weed, (bindweed) when I admired it growing on fences while I walked to school.
It looks like I planted 3 kinds of lisianthus. I forgot to look for the tag for this one. I'll try to do that later.
The datura, moonflower is full of blooms. I need to deadhead it to reduce the number of new plants coming up next year.
There seem to be lots of white flowers in bloom right now. I had trouble getting a good photo of the phlox. I'm thinking this is 'David'.
The four o' clocks are blooming. I have these and some pink ones that have been coming back from seed for a number of years.
The morning glories are blooming a bit later than usual.
I am noticing the days getting shorter, and many of the flowers I longed to see bloom have now finished blooming. I am starting to think of changes I want to make for next year. Where has this summer gone? The weather sure has been different. I wonder what the next season will bring.