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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

GBBD and Bloomin' Tuesday..

First of all, help with another plant ID please. An envelope was given to me last year with tiny black seeds inside and written on the outside of the envelope was White Angel Trumpet Vine... Of course I planted it under the lattice so it would have a support to grow on. Doesn't quite look like a vine to me, at least not yet. Any ideas?

Stop by http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ for GBBD and http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ for Bloomin' Tuesday. I'm sure you will see a lot of beautiful blooms this 15th day of June.

Two types of Milkweed

Balloon Flowers

Larkspur is still hanging in there

The Torenia is popping up all over again this year

Looking like a catch all here in the wagon

Ragin' Cajun RuelliaBlue Beddar Salvia with Agapanthus

BES Vine
Looks like my posting will be slowing down for the next couple of weeks. My elbows hurt constantly, surgery for the reconstruction of one of them is the 24th. Even taking photos hurt...grrr. Typing not much better...I will be around visiting as time allows. I am also trying to get as much organized for my daughter's Oct. wedding before my surgery.
Have a wonderful day ! !


Today I am Thankful for plants that aren't fussy!


CosmoGirl Carla said...

Beautiful blooms and gorgeous gardens! Hopped over from Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday link party. Can't wait to see what other goodies your blog has to offer.

Thanks for sharing! Oh, and I totally agree about being thankful for plants that aren't fussy! LOL

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

The torenia looks nice. I'm not familiar with that one. I like your catch all wagon.
As for the plant ID, it looks a lot like my moon flower plant. But, the seeds are not tiny. At least not what I consider tiny like poppy seeds. There is a moon flower vine but mine isn't a vine. I could be completly wrong on the ID. I hope someone knows for sure!

Tracy said...

Darla that plant looks like a Datura. They bloom at night...most folks call it a moonvine, but it's really not. I grow them and they have beautiful big white flowers. They have these big seed pods that will give you you tons of seeds and stickers in your fingers too :)

Lois said...

I hope everything goes well with your surgery Darla!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blooms as always Darla. Wish I could help with the id on your mystery 'vine'. Maybe someone else will be able to id it, I'll be back to check. :) Good luck with your surgery, hope all goes well. We'll miss you, take care of yourself.

NanaK said...

Sorry I don't know the mystery plant. What fun to discover it's true identity when it blooms. Your wagon and other planters are inspiring me to plant up an old wheelbarrow of mine. I hope all goes well with your surgery and that you will be out of pain soon. Enjoy the wedding planning and every detail that goes into it. It is such a special time.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Everything looks great.

I just got a couple of celosia. Thought I would see how those blooms do as dried flowers. They sure come in wonderful, neon colors.

Love the larkspur too. Next year I may try that from seed.

Lynn said...

It is a Datura or Moon flower. It will get quite big and bloom like crazy at Night. I alway take a hand full of them in at night because they smell so good, they will be dead in the morning after the sun hits them anyway so enjoy them at night. The Ipomoea Alba or Trumpet vine is in the same family,but I don't think that is the one you have... Enjoy you'll love it.

Lola said...

It all looks great Darla. I too am thankful for low maintenance plants. The old knees are a great pain as of now. I have "Tennis Elbow" so I do understand.
Take all the recovery time--we will be here.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Sorry to hear about your elbow problems. I hope all goes well and you recover quickly.
Your garden is so bright and cheery, it all looks wonderful. I have Zinnia envy - that's such a great color.

RainGardener said...

Darla everything looks so great. You have so many beautiful plants I've never heard of - must be a nice weather 'Florida' thing. ;-)
Sorry to hear about the elbows and upcoming surgery. Hope all goes well for your daughters' wedding. I took a spill and have a few owies myself - like the whole body. LOL

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love all of your blooms today! So many of those aren't blooming yet here. I love the wagon garden. As soon as my littlest is grown past using ours, it's becoming part of my garden :)
I sure hope the surgery makes your elbows feel better.

NellJean said...

Species datura, not a vine. They tend to seed about and are very hardy. Mine never get big like the more tender yellow and purple daturas do.

The blue salvia with agapanthus is one I hadn't thought of. Yours look great together. I put some stokesia in with agapanthus for next year bloom. I also planted some little agapanthus sprouts together with Duranta cuttings for future bloom together.

Your garden looks great. I hope your surgery goes well and you are soon back online and in the garden.

Darlene said...

You have all kinds of beautiful flowers! I love seeing everything. Hope all goes well on your elbow surgery and you have a quick recovery.

Dani said...

Darla, is it too late for me to start celosias from seed?

Becca's Dirt said...

Your gardens are bursting with color. Beautiful Darla. Love the wagon. Hope you can take care of the pain with something till you have the surgery. It is hard to do anything when you are hurting so bad. Prayers for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely Datura. And they do smell so very fragrant.

BTW, most parts of that plant are dangerous, and contain toxic hallucinogens. Might want to keep little children away from them.

Every year we hear about teenagers who have ingested parts, and suffered some problems with toxicity.

Muddy Boot Dreams

Bonnie said...

Good luck with your surgery. Hope your elbow feels better. Your plant has the common names Moon flower, or Angel trumpets. They really self seed. They get big white flowers and huge seed pods on them after the they flower. They do not climb. Your yard looks amazing.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'll be thinking about you during and after your surgery, Darla. My biggest problem was the pain medication (which made me really sick at my stomach). Good Luck!!! Keep us posted.

Love your gardens and all of your beautiful flowers... i couldn't help but notice all of the gorgeous white Impatiens blooming like crazy... They add SO much to any garden, don't they???


Jean said...

I agree with Tracy . I call my a 'moon flower' or 'angel trumpet' but it's a plant, not a vine. I over winter mine in the basement and they come back . Can't imagine what you will do when you can't garden. Talk about withdrawel! Good luck! Jean

imac said...

Alltogether Darla these are beautiful

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful flowers. I do hope that all will be well with you.My prayers go with you daily.

Julie said...

Well, sounds like you got your plant ID. Thanks goodness, cause I had no idea!!! Some help I am!

I am so sorry you will be needing to have surgery! And with a wedding coming up! I will be praying for your most perfect outcomes!!!

Susan said...

Your plants look beautiful. I do think that mystery plant is an angel trumpet. Hopefully, you'll get some blooms on it this summer. I hope my torenia (first year I planted it) pops up all around my garden next year. I, too, am very thankful for plants.

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

What a beautiful collection of flowers! JEALOUS!

Leedra said...

I think is what is commonly called Angel Trumpet, but it is not the real Angel Trumpet. I have one, it stays on the ground.

Susie said...

Your mystery plant looks like Angel trumpet to me. It gets tall and bushy like.

Sorry your elbow is hurting so bad. Sure hope the surgery brings lots of relief.

Paula said...

Wonderful blooms - so lush and so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing all these fun pictures - Paula

Noelle said...

Hi Darla,

I just love your header photo with you entire family. You are a very blessed woman :-)

I recognize many plants and some are strangers to me, yet all are very beautiful.

bennie and patsy said...

Sorry about the elbows it is not good to be in pain.
Your gardens look good , we are having to water moring and some at night so dry and no rain.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I have no idea what that is. As usual. tee hee
I hope the surgery went well yesterday. And I hope you heal quickly!!

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