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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Head on over to http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com to view what other gardener's have blooming today.

Self seeded Verbena
Tiger Lily
Hollyhock started from seed just 5 months ago. Look at that rust!
Self seeded Moss Rose
Calibrachoa
Dahlias
Dinner plate Dahlia
Self seeded Forget Me Nots
Liatris

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Today I am Thankful for the beauty that surrounds me.

30 comments:

Racquel said...

You are very lucky with all your self seeded bloomers Darla. I've had some success with some things but because I mulch heavily it limits the amount of self sowing. I love that Calibrachoa, wish they were perennials. Last summer I had the Proven Winners variety 'Saffron' and it was superb! :)

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Your calibrachoa is beautiful. I like the mix of colors.

FlowerLady said...

Oh my gosh, I love all of your blooms. Can't believe how many self-seed.

Enjoy all that loveliness that surrounds you.

FlowerLady

Gail said...

Darla, Good morning! it's good to be home and visiting...Your garden is so alive with pretty blooms. I wish that hollyhocks liked c&l! They were my mom's favorite plant and I do try to establish them every year. gail

Lola said...

It looks superb. You have a lot of self seeding going on. That's great. Wish mine would.

Susie said...

That rust just seems to follow hollyhock no matter where it goes!

Dar said...

Your self seeders are annuals up north. And your dahlias, we have to wait for fall for them before they flower because we have to dig the bulbs up each fall. I can't wait to see your Dinnerplate Dahlia in full bloom...they are so gorgeous. I do get Forget-Me-Nots to rebloom but I do not see them this year...argh
Have a lovely gardening day

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Everything looks lovely. And thanks for jogging my memory about what that plant was in my garden - a Hollyhock!!

Julie said...

Everything is incredible, Darla!

Chandramouli S said...

What great beauty envelops you, Darla! I love the Tiger Lily! He's handsome and so is the elegant dinnerplate Dahlia!

Suzanne said...

My oh my. I have a love/hate relationship with your Bloomin' Tuesday posts. I absolutely love seeing all the varieties of blossoms in your garden every week AND after looking at all those beauties I'm jealous! Such beauty! Thanks for sharing!

(Just so you know, the "love" always wins out!)

Dorothy said...

Darla, you have a lot of beauty around you to enjoy! Your veggies look wonderful!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love hollyhock but it is one of those plants that attracts disease and insect pests like a magnet. Your Calibrachoa looks great.
Marnie

Becca's Dirt said...

Wow you had so many self seed. I love it. Hope mine do. I've never seen Calibrachoa but it is gorgeous. The verbena look like mine. The dahlias are looking good. Have a great Darla.

Tootsie said...

You are so talented girl. I love looking at each thing that you share! Your gardens are so enchanting!!! show me your BBQ...I want to see...I planted mine last weekend...and every time I look at it...I think of you!
I think of April when I look at my crowns...there's little hints of my friends all over my gardens

sweet bay said...

Wow, dahlias already, they look great. I love your self-seeded forget-me-nots too, such a wonderful shade of blue.

Tom said...

Love the Hollyhocks... I grew these many years ago...
I have some posted some Bluebells you might like to see.. but only if you have the time Darla.

Valerie said...

Beautiful!

George said...

I'm very impressed with all of your blossoms, especially the self-seeding flowers you have.

imac said...

Blooming good Tuesday - by the looks of your super flowers Darla.

Dee said...

Oh my they are all so wonderful! I love the Hollyhock and Dahlia the most I think!

Jean said...

The color of your hollyhock is amazing. You have such good luck with seeds. Lovin' all the colors1 Jean

Grace Peterson said...

Okay Darla, I see the rust. But only after you pointed it out. I've got to get out and care for mine before they're dead. Not only is rust an issue but the hollyhock weevil is also vying for the leaves and foliage.

Kimberly said...

Hi, Darla! I really love the self seeded moss rose. They perform like champs for me. All of your blooms are fantastic!

Paula said...

Wow! Love your tiger lily - it is amazing! Paula

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Well you definitely have a green thumb. I planted hollyhocks from seed last year, and only one survived. And I still have no blooms on it. I can't get forget-me-nots to grow, either. My tiger lilies will bloom maybe in a week or so. Your gardening is superb!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Love your flowers... Your Verbena is pretty. I am loving mine --along with the Fuchsia.

How's your Daddy????

Hugs,
Betsy

Dani said...

I'm gonna try and find some seeds for that calibrachoa. It's so pretty!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow, that hollyhock is a beauty! I gotta get me some of those seeds.
I have moss rose that reseeds in a flower pot every year. It hasn't started blooming yet. I saved some of the seeds last year so I could re-do the pot this year. And you know I'll be posting pics when the blooms appear.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Wow, Darla, I've gotten behind! I'm glad I made it to this post. I just love all the kinds of flowers you grow. I used up the space where I had been growing large dahlias, so was thinking I wasn't going to grow any this year. Also, I'm mad at myself for not getting the bulbs brought inside for the winter. Still, I may see if I can find a spot.

I have forget me nots blooming. That's weird, since my cleomes and 4 O' Clocks are little seedlings, and yours are blooming. Oh, maybe the difference is annuals vs. perennials. I'll have to pay more attention. My foxgloves look like they'll be blooming in a couple weeks or so.

Now that I think about it, there are differences in bloom times, even in my own city. There's a yard that faces south on a busy street where the bachelor buttons are in full bloom, while mine are only about half grown.

Well, I hope things are going well with you and your family. Hey, we're supposed to get into the 90s this weekend! Maybe plants will grow really fast and catch up with some of yours. LOL