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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blooming Tuesday..

I guess this is the last Bloomin' Tuesday of September 2010 over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ .

Malvaviscus penduliflorus, Turk's Cap, Sleeping Hibiscus, or Cardinal's Hat.
My pink Verbena which I call Ms. Prissy.
Dahlias bloomed great in early Summer and now are setting a few buds for Fall.
So pretty.
I set out a couple Loofah Vines at the base of some trees and boy howdy did they climb. Follow the vine up the Pine Tree to the right and over into the Oak Tree limbs in the middle, see that light green pickle looking thing?
Another Loofah! Yesterday we received 3.5 inches of rain. It was so refreshing and now the plants have perked up a bit. Our mornings will be in the 60's and our afternoons in the 80's, now that's more like it.

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Today I am Thankful to feel the changes in the seasons.

36 comments:

Cyndy said...

Good morning Darla, We're getting some much needed rain here in Connecticut also - what a relief! Love your loofahs - fabulous!

Racquel said...

It's been raining since Sunday night here. So happy and like you my garden is sighing in relief as well. :) As usual I can't get over how lush and beautiful your garden looks. That Turks cap is a cool plant. I had no luck with any of my Dahlias this year, too hot & dry I guess.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! I enjoy looking at your lovely flowers,I at least don't have to pull weeds like this.Thanks for the day brighteners.
Blessings,Ruth

FlowerLady said...

Love your bloomers, especially the dahlias. Glad you are getting rain. We had a tiny bit earlier this morning, but it looks like we'll get more the next few days.

Enjoy your week ~ FlowerLady

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'm curious...how will you get that thing down out of the oak tree?
We are having the same weather, 3.5 inches of rain over the weekend and well a little cooler, it's to be in the 70's all week. Yay!

Susie said...

Okay you are the second blogger I've read that has told of how much rain you received. I wish we had gotten some. We had a very few drops. But luckily we are having beautiful fall weather.

Skeeter said...

Congrats on the rain, as you know, we too had rain! The gardens are ever so happy now arent they? Your loofah are just amazing me and I cannot wait to see the end result on them. Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Today I am thankful to have the windows open with cool air creeping in...

Floridagirl said...

You always take the prettiest photos of Dahlias. I need to figure out how to grow those here in my piece of Florida. I too once had gorgeous specimens up in Atlanta. Missing them.

NanaK said...

It's always nice to get a good rain isn't it? We had just barely a 1/10 of an inch here but it really makes a difference in plant happiness. How nice to have the dahlia budding out again. Mine is history I'm afraid. I do love those big beautiful blooms.

Becca's Dirt said...

Doesn't it feel so much better outside. This morning it was 58 and felt great. That loofah vine is going to visit your neighbors before long. That is a fast growing vine. Dahlias wow so pretty.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I love the loofah hanging from the tree.
So glad you got rain!!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Love the new header, it is special. Your plants are looking great. My, 3.5" is way too much rain at once.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Pretty, pretty flowers. When you look at my garden as a whole, it's purdy darn sad. But individual blooms are still marvelous!

Lois said...

Yes it is more like it! I went for a walk during my lunch break today and didn't even break a sweat. Yay for fall!

George said...

I'm glad the rain perked up your flowers and plants. Your loofah certainly enjoys climbing those trees. Very impressive.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your dahlias are still pretty Darla. The leaves on mine are dying off now. Time to clean up some garden pots I guess.
Now how are you going to pick that loofah? LOL!I heard the vines just go on forever.

Jean said...

Horray for cooler weather and rain (although ours could stop now)! Some of my plants are perking back up too. The Turks cap is very interesting and a lovely color. Jean

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Beautiful. I love the dahlia.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Love your header!!!! Wow!!! My Verbana doesn't look nearly as good as yours now...

Glad you got some good rain down there. We still need some since we didn't get much at all this week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Paula said...

You still have great blooms! I always look forward to your unique flowers. Thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

mamajil said...

I love your header! and your pictures but don't I say that everytime? It did feel like fall today I am so thankful for that too!!
miss ya ((HUGS))

Dorothy said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I'm lovin' this cooler weather!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I too, and so thankful for the change in seasons. I had my windows open today for one of the first times this fall and I love it!
Darla, thank you so much for stopping by and for your very, very sweet comments!

Ami said...

I so envy you can grow Dahlias. I saw some claims are suitable for zone 10 also, and I think I may try them in my garden someday.

sweetbay said...

I haven't seen a Loofah Vine before. It looks very unique.

The rain is fantastic isn't it?!

keewee said...

Hi Darla, thanks for stopping by Keewee's Garden. It just occurred to me I did not have you on my blog list,even though I read your site all the time. I am getting old and forgetful!!
Your flowers are lovely, mine are starting to look rather jaded.

mysisterdalesgarden said...

Darla, Just found your site. We have many things in common. I have a loofah that was climbing up my palm trees until it was accidentally yanked out. I love your pictures and hope you will love mine. Thanks for sharing your garden---come over and I'll share mine with you.
www.mysisterdalesgarden.com

Karen said...

Hi Darla, I am a slow learner at best, but have made notes to plant some dahlias around here next year. Yours are fantastic and so is the loofah. I'm glad you finally got some rain, what a relief!

Sandy said...

Your comment on my blog was indeed needed this morning.. spent the night awake rolling around trying to find a space that was comfortable, but never found one.. you know, like a cat going in circles..lol
Always love to come into your blog and see the beautiful flowers and your ramblings of the day... Wish you could come teach me how to not kill my flowering plants... They drown from all the rain we get..oh well!
thank you
Sandy

Grace Peterson said...

Darla, I'm so glad you've gotten that much needed rain. 3 and a half inches is a lot of rain for one day, sheesh. As much rain as we get in the PNW I don't think we've ever gotten that much in one day. It must be the remnants of Nicole? Was that "her" name?

Thanks for the heads up on Annie's blog. I only wish you could be here too. How much fun we'd all have.

Meems said...

Hi Darla,
Glad you got some good rain. Everything seemed very dry when we were up there last. And oh, how we were hoping for the cooler weather at that HOT 3:30 game. But I'm glad you're getting it now.

Love all the blooms... more dahlias! Yay.
Meems

BGgarden said...

That dahlia you shared is wonderful. I have a few that I am going to winter over in the greenhouse so maybe we will get more blooms to share. Darla, your blog always inspires me. Thank you for being such a wonderful Garden Friend!

Happy Autumn,
Bren

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow, I'm telling you, that loofah is a very fun plant to watch! I've so enjoyed every post you have had about them.

We are heading into fall fast here. All the trees are turning!

Robin~♥

Gail said...

I need to add dahlias to the must get list. I think they're so lovely in your garden. We haven't had rain in over 6 weeks~Please send us some! gail

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