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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Hot, hot, hot I say! The temperature in my car read 107 yesterday!! Where, oh where is the rain? The plants and flowers are slow growing and the blooms are here and there.
On with the photos for Bloomin' Tuesday at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com

Brugmansia--Angel Trumpet


Trailing Petunias from seed.

Welcome Back David...Tall Phlox

Monarda--Bee Balm

Container of Red Petunias in the shade of the Crape Myrtle Tree, which is blooming...geez why didn't I take a photo of it?

I believe this to be an Anisacanthus, Hummingbird Bush. I cannot however find an exact match of the foliage on any of the images I googled.

It was a cutting from Ms. Doris and was planted in the ground for two years growing only about 8 inches tall. Early this spring I planted it in a container and located it in an area that receives more sun. Do you know this plant?



Michelle, need some Monarda? :)


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Today I am Thankful for the Deans.

39 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

I still love that Angel Trumpet.
I have been watching the one near my house for it's blooms. None so far. That plant is huge. More like a bush. That yard also has many rose bushes. I occasionally see an older man sitting on a stool tending to the roses.

Racquel said...

Seems like inspite of the heat you still have some stunning bloomers in your garden Darla. :) Hope you get some much needed rain really soon.

Amy said...

Pretty!! I will have to remember bee balm. :)

Mary said...

I love your blog--just found it today. What variety is your bee balm? I have 'Jacob Kline' and it looks like yours. I believe your unknown plant is Dicliptera suberecta. I have the same plant and I love it!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That is hot. We rarely get in the 90's here, so above that would be hard to handle for long. Especially when it comes to watering everything. Your plants must not mind the heat because they look very pretty and fresh. Your unknown reminds me of a licorice plant, but just a guess.

Dorothy said...

So many beautiful flowers! Love the pink Angel Trumpet. It's been extra hot here, too. Yesterday we had a severe thunderstorm, high winds, hail and the works. It dropped the temps from the mid 90's down to 68. We really needed that rain.

Rebecca said...

I'm feeling a little guilty here - enjoying some cool temperatures... You must be very busy keeping those plants looking so beautiful in your heat and dry weather!

Grace said...

Still so hot down there? I am hoping for a cool-down for you. Your Brugmansia is just delightful. I've got a very small one that is supposed to be pink. Maybe in September it will bloom for me. Maybe. :) I hope someone can ID your plant for you. Gorgeous!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

For as hot as it's been, everything looks very happy! I love your trumpet flower! We've been fortunate and have had some very nice rains:@)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is too hot for plants or humans.Despite this your flowers look lovely.

Deb said...

Love the angel trumpet...looks so beautiful And wish I had some bee balm because I love red flowers.

daisy said...

Love that white phlox! Stay cool somehow!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your Angel Trumpet is absolutley gorgeopus!! Sorry I don't recognize your plant :(

Ready for the wedding?? well, I am but the brides father broke his ankle in 3 places, needs surgery but then they found he needs a stent. The VA is still hemming and hawing over which they will do...place the stent or do the surgery...can't do both evidently.
This has been going on now for over a week! So not sure if he will make the wedding.
Oh yeh, the ring bearer broke his ankle at school....

should be an interesting between crutches and wheel chairs

*hugs*deb

HolleyGarden said...

What a gorgeous brugmansia! I hate to say I killed mine - on purpose! (Don't tell DH.) Now I want another. It was just in the wrong place. I could be a better mama now! :) I absolutely love the coloring on yours.

Dar said...

Oh my, your Angel Trumpet is gorgeous. I never have had one. It is a perennial for you? And your heat...do stay cooler than 107~mercy!
I'm still in amazement as to the great shape your plants are in with all of your summer heat. You must tend them gently.
BlessYourHeart

Aerie-el said...

Lovely blooms, even in that high heat. Hope your weather cools off to more normal temps there soon.

Lola said...

Love your Angel Trumpet. I have 2, one in a pot, the other in the ground. Neither has bloomed or even gotten big enough. My Bee Balm hasn't bloomed either. Must not be holding my mouth right. lol
Haven't a clue on the mystery plant. Do let us know if you find out. I think it's pretty.

imac said...

See you can blow your trumpet Darla, what beauties.

NanaK said...

I can't believe you have such an abundance of blooms in this heat! We need rainnnnn. Hope we all get some soon. Your brug is so delicate. Love it.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Too hot! Hang in there. The trumpet vine is spectacular.

Zoey said...

I don't know how anything can survive in that heat -- especially humans! :) Love the trumpet vine.

tina said...

I feel for you. Here's wishing some rain would fall your way.

Jean said...

Darla, The Angel Trumpet is beautiful! I love the dark edging. We had a nice cool day to work outside today, about 60. Perfect for trimming the hedge. Jean

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I am clueless on your mystery plant, will keep my eyes open as I go through catalogues and websites...never know when it will pop up in front of you.
I need to remember to plant a Brugmansia next year....great plant!

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Muddy Boot Dreams said...

My goodness that's hot. Well I guess that's your punishment[ LOL ] for having sun and warm temperatures all year round, when we are freezing.

But that is just too hot. Can you still garden?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams.

NO REASON NEEDED said...

I just planted four brugmansia's today and hope they thrive. In Canada they must be wintered indoors.

Any hints on growing them?

Donna Heber said...

Hi Darla,

Your blooms are just gorgeous and I hope you get some much needed rain soon. I'm sorry I don't recognize your mystery plant.

Icy BC said...

My garden this year is pathetic, with very little blooms. Most didn't even come back. Beautiful flowers you have there.

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They come in an almost endless variety of colors and range from thimble size plants to giants. There are trailing violets that spread and the "cousins"- plants in the Gesneriad family such as Streptocarpus and Chirita.

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