I have been posting a lot, and not keeping up on my blog visits, so I am doing a short post for Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday today. I enjoyed having Judy, a new blogger from Lincoln over this afternoon, showing her some tips and tricks for posting and such. We had a fun time. Her blog is Through my Garden Window. I've put a link to it before, but it was in the middle of a long post that folks may not have read.
I am tickled to see that the nicotiana sylvestris is blooming. I've only grown it once before, and don't remember the leaves getting so big. I pulled a few off that were on the ground, almost covering some other plants.
The next number of blooms are lisianthises that I have here and there in the new planting areas in the front yard. There are several of each of them.
I went out and found some of the tags. This one is 'Twinkle Deep Blue'.
I think the buds are as pretty as the blooms. These are 'Twinkle Blue Blush'. (The nasturtiums in the background are larger than the ones I planted at the same time on the west end of the bed. It's either because they are in more sun, they are away from the roots from the neighbors' tree, or both.)
These are 'Echo Yellow'. That's 'Serena Purple' Angelonia behind them on the right, with the bottom of the nicotiana on the left. Those nicotiana leaves are about 10 inches or more long, and 4 to 6 inches wide.
This is a shorter kind, and these started blooming a little earlier than the taller ones.
This one is in the curb bed. Several from last year were green under the leaves this spring, and I was tickled, but then, only one ended up surviving the cold night temperatures we had. I guess once they greened up, they were in danger.
I really like nasturtiums, and they are one of the few flowers I grow from seed right in the ground.
Happy gardening and blogging!