Friday, July 16, 2010

This Week In The Garden

It is hot, hot everywhere now and the dog
days of summer have settled over the Hocking Hills
area. Some showers were a welcome sight this morning
for the garden but the air is thick and steamy now.

Today is Friday and time once again to ‘Flaunt Your
Blooms’ with Tootsie          Fertilizer_Friday
and some wonderful gardeners over at Tootsie Time


The Crape Myrtle bush is so loaded with blooms this
summer.One limb did collapse after the rain from the


The Bees are certainly enjoying all of the blooms.



Along the highway in front of the house the blue
Corn Flowers, as Grandma use to call them, are just so
gorgeous and the Queen Anne’s Lace are also joining them.
As you can see the tourists are throwing out their trash
or in this case their water bottles to spoil the beauty.


The yellow Gerbera from Mothers Day is still looking
so bright and pretty.



New to the garden is this Ajuga Burgundy Glow.


The Coneflowers are still welcomed in the garden.



The Pardon Me Lilies along the garage side bed are almost
done blooming for this year.


Eryngium Sapphire Blue Sea Holly is not turning blue.
What’s up with that?


The white Monarda Bee Balm is starting to bloom.
Better late than never. I have to save the seeds for this
one to add more white to the garden.


The old tote container got a new paint job this summer.


David White Tall Phlox


Bright Eyes Phlox



Nepeta Walkers Low Catmint


I am loving the color of this Plumbago Escapade Blue.
This is the first year  that I have grown it and it is going
to become a regular in my garden and containers.
I will have to learn how to get seeds from this one.





Pentas Butterfly Sparkles is also a new one that was
grown from seed.


Also from seeds some of the first blooms of the Dahlia’s
from the Victoriana series.

This beautiful burgundy dahlia is another color
from the Victoriana seeds.




Big and bold Lord Baltimore hibiscus is just
so pretty even with holes in the leaves from
those munching Japanese beetles.


Nora Leigh tall phlox is just starting to open
some blooms.


The Zahara Starlight Rose zinnias just keep getting better.


Sunny Knockout  roses are so lovely but I wish their
blossoms hung on there a little longer.


Dianthus Antique Rose is getting a few more bloom since
I deadheaded the plants.



and the Double Delight rose bush is getting
another flush of blooms.


So you can see there is a lot of blooming going on
right now around in the garden.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Happy Gardening Everyone !!


Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, your plants look so good. I am afraid the heat and insects got to my smaller dahlias - they look pretty scruffy.

I love the cape myrtle, but I think I am a zone short to grow this. We are supposed to get into the mid and upper 90's next week UGH!


tina said...

Everything looks so pretty Lona. Such beauties and the photos are awesome.

Bonnie said...

You are a very brave soul planting ajuga in your garden. Check out my blog post - blooms in the greenhouse garden - to see how much my ajuga has spread. It's okay to spread in that area, but I've dug it up in my gardens at my house. Before I "deleted" it from my house gardens, it escaped into my lawn and I'm still finding splotches of it. The rest of your flowers are beautiful, as always.

Floridagirl said...

Beautiful blooms, Lona! I do not often see familiar flowers on blogs outside of the subtropics, but here today, I am seeing crape myrtles, plumbago, pentas, and lantana. They are all quite lovely and are some of my best wildlife blooms. Love your dahlias also. The yellow is so pretty.

BT said...

Hi there, thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your flowers are stunning. It's interesting to see that some of the flowers we have, so far away, are the same! I saw your yarrow on the last post and I just love it. We only have the yellow one but now I want some more, having seen yours!

Glad you enjoyed my poppies, they have done well this year.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous plants! I love your photo's.Your little tags are soo darling. Did you make them or buy them? I would love some in my beds.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The pictures just kept getting prettier and prettier! The Crape Myrtle is just soooo pretty. I love the view of the Cornflowers too (how do people think it's okay to just throw garbage out their window? I don't get it.)

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful post Lona! I'm envious of your purple coneflowers, mine vanished over the winter. The burgundy dahlia is stunning and I really like the variegated phlox.

Maureen said...

Everything looks wonderful! You have a great variety of wonderful flowers. The blue border along the road is so pretty.

Bernie said...

So many gorgeous blooms. Love those Dahlias ... they are really pretty. That drift of blue Corn Flowers is a stunning sight ... shame about the drink bottle! Sounds like you're having one of our tropical summers!

cherry said...

I have never seen the Nora Leigh tall phlox .. it's pretty as is everything else.. I have nothing much but lots of humidity, rain & mosquitoes
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

FlowerLady said...

Lona ~ What beautiful blooms you have. The ones that touched my heart this time around are the Bright Eyed Phlox. You really have a wonderful, colorful variety. I love your little garden signs also.


Darla said...

Oh Lona, everything is so pretty. You and your camera have capture the colors so nicely. Love the litte container signs, is the Sprinkle Some Sunshine one that I sent you? I am patiently (not) waiting on the new to me this year Lord Baltimore Hibiscus to bloome! Yours is beautiful.

bennie and patsy said...

Your plants still look so fresh ,mine are showing melt down.

T Opdycke said...

Such a lovely garden of July flowers! The plumbago in blue and the starlight zinnias are magical.

Stay cool!

Katie Jones said...

I live in Seattle and our Hydrangeas currently look like the one on the title of your blog. I love the pictures you posted. They were good for my gardening soul. :)

Meredith said...

Lona, your flowers are so lovely. The photos all look like postcards! I keep dwelling on that water bottle --that's such a pet peeve of mine.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Lona dear, I KNEW I had read about 'Lord Baltimore' recently and now I remember it was Darla. Yours is absolutely beautiful. I can see why she wanted it. Great minds think alike.

But, you know me, the Crape Myrtle, especially that first photo is just delicious!!!

I hope it cools off for you.

JOE TODD said...

Beautiful flowers for the "dog days" of summer. Hope you are having a great weekend

Msrobin said...

Your flowers are gorgeous as usual, and I think you had better luck with seeds than you think! I wasted soooo much money on seeds this year1 But you know what I am really enjoying this time of year, just like you? I dearly love the chicory and Queen Ann's Lace growing everywhere about now. It's so wild and beautiful. I'm also trying not to complain about the steamy summer, but sometimes it slips out. LOL Trust me, that's a new Mandevilla, my overwintering did not work on that one.

Ever Green Tree said...

Beautiful Pcs.

Becca's Dirt said...

Don't ya love the flowers that mother nature spreads on the sides of the roads. Love the cute little 'old tote container'. You have so many pretties blooming.