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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Join Jean over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ to see what other gardener's have blooming today and/or link up with us. Hidden Ginger

I hope the Brugmansia - Angel Trumpet Tree blooms are open this morning.

See the hanging container with the struggling white Geranium in it?

My oldest daughter said, "I bet you are the only person with a hanging Sunflower." Courtesy of some critter.

This is my first year to have Pinecones on my Pinecone Lilies, I did not know they flowered though. Thanks Ms. Doris three doors down for the starts.

I almost let this very light pink Crinum Lily fade completely white before I photographed it. Thanks for the reminder DH. We have from very deep pink to this almost white color on our Crinums. Our Crinums were rescued from the garbage of a construstion sight a few years back so we really haven't seen all the colors yet.


Today I am Thankful for being able to see my oldest daughter over the weekend.


FlowerLady said...

That pine cone ginger is really neat as are the crinum lilies.

Happy Summer Gardening ~ FlowerLady

daisy said...

Never seen a pinecone lily before. Gorgeous!

Racquel said...

I like that Hidden Ginger & Pinecone Lily, so exotic! :)

Bonnie said...

I love the free weeds guy, too cute!

Dorothy said...

Your Ginger bloom is so pretty! Mine did not bloom this year. What do they like? It used to bloom before the foliage appeared.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The sunflower's too funny! I purposely plant them and they get eaten or don't grow... the birds drop the seeds and they show up unexpectedly:@)

Jill said...

I've never even heard of a pine cone lily...how interesting. Your free weed guy is adorable!

Patsy said...

That Ginger is a lovely flower.

Rose said...

Love your leafy figure in the first photo! I had to chuckle at your container with the sunflower. Last year I planted what I thought were salvia seedlings in a container, except they turned out to be Verbena Bonasiensarus (sp??). Those skinny three-foot tall blooms didn't exactly fit in with my planned design:)

Enjoy your time with your daughter!

Zoey said...

Love the pinecone lily - so unique!

I always admire Angel Trumpets, too. I don't think I can grow them.

How cute to have a sunflower in your hanging basket.

Isn't is strange how a rodent can plant a sunflower seed and it will grow, but I can't even grow a single flower from two packs of Burpee seeds? Geez, I thought sunflowers were about the easiest to grow. Unless they are hiding under something else, none of mine sprouted.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Lola sent me a pinecone lily and I am looking forward to it blooming. Crinium lilies are big in SC, didn't see them so much in Virginia. I have been trying to figure out a place for one....lucky for you to find some in the garbage!
Did I tell you I was able to find a Brug at Park Seed? No blooms yet, but growing like crazy and looking very healthy. Do you take yours in over the winter? Some folks in VA used to have theirs come back (if it was in the ground).

Karen said...

The free weeds guy (and the beer) are such a cute touch. I'm starting to think weeding with a beer might make the task more agreeable.

Having a sunflower in a hanging basket is truly different, this might start a whole new trend. Maybe the rodents are onto something here...

The pinecone lily is amazing along with the ginger bloom and the crinum. You have so many flowers I've never seen.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Thanks for the info on the Brug. Right now mine is in a container....needed the height in that part of the garden.
by the way--- forgot to say how funny I think the sunflower in the container is. Have had lots of bird seed sunflowers germinate and grow.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Thanks for the info on the Brug. Right now mine is in a container....needed the height in that part of the garden.
by the way--- forgot to say how funny I think the sunflower in the container is. Have had lots of bird seed sunflowers germinate and grow.

George said...

The pinecone lilyis a new plant for me. It definitely is different. Your rescued crinums are doing well. I wonder if I could get rid of some of my weeds with the help of the guy in your first picture?

imac said...

A hanging Sunflower, what nest stand-up ivy,lol

Cindy Adkins said...

Your pictures are always SO beautiful!!! I love your garden~and I love sunflowers too!! I'm happy you got to see your daughter--My daughter is in Calif. and she's coming back here to New Orleans at the end of the month--I can't wait!

I hope you're having a wonderful day~

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love that Angel Trumpet Tree! I have been watching the one down the road from me, but it hasn't bloomed yet.
How cool is that Pine Cone Lily!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hidden Ginger??? Wow---that is gorgeous... Haven't seen one of them up here I don't think...

Love your little 'guy' in the first picture.. Too Cute!!!!

I laughed at the 'hanging' Sunflower....For some reason, we have those things all over our yard... ha

Glad you got to see your daughter. Once they are all grown, gone and married --it's harder to have time with them...


Lola said...

Love your weed man. I have a ton of weeds since we started getting showers every day. Enough for a few days.
My Pine Cone Lily is blooming. You know the fluid in the cone can be used to wash your hair? I tried & it's nice.
Sunflower in a pot---great. I have Trumpet plants in a pot & one in the ground. Neither is growing very much & there has diffidently been NO blooms.
Oh, I have plenty Pine Cone Lily if anyone wants. Free.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

AS always,your gardens are a delight to see.Your loving care causes these plants to grow well.

Grace said...

Oh, you got to see Amanda Chalea? How nice. It's been almost a year now since the wedding, if I'm correct. I hope she's enjoying married life. Did her hubby come along too?

Love your hanging sunflower. That is too funny. I also love your pinecone lily. From the photo it looks waxy, like a candle. I wish we could grow them here. Did you name your moss lady? I love her sign. The brugmansia is huge!! I love it and that Ginger flower is gorgeous. Basically I love all your plants. :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have some wonderful things growing in your garden! So exotic to a desert dweller. I love your critter pictures too! Thanks for your kind remarks!

xinex said...

Oh I love flowers and your flowers are gorgeous, Darla....Christine

Rosemary said...

Darla I have never seen a sunflower in a hanging pot but I love it . Never seen a pinecone lily most impressed. One of the best things about Bloomin Tuesday always something new.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

The pinecone lily is really interesting. Never seen or heard of it before.
Love your "free weeds" lady..too cute!
Your ginger is sooo pretty, it seems very happy, as does all the rest of your gardens.
Those sunflowers pop up in the most peculiar places!

Sandy said...

My trumpet is in bud right now,,,,beautiful photos! Thanks for your visit and your sweet comments....... Sandy

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

LOL...love your sunflower the best! Don't ya just love the unexpected in the garden!?!

NanaK said...

Those brugs are going to be stunning when they all open. Love the sunflower volunteer. I haven't had any luck planting them on purpose, but an occasional stray from the birdseed will take hold and grow like a, well, weed. Your garden looks great in this heat. Hope you've been getting some of the rain we have. It's been heaven-sent.

Leedra said...

Your garden is very pretty....as usual. I really like the first photo.

HolleyGarden said...

Some very interest blooms! That pinecone lily is so unusual! Your brugmansia looks fabulous - I bet it smells wonderful! And the crinum! So glad you saved it! Your daughter is right - the handing sunflower does look a bit silly! lol

Carol said...

Thanks for your visit, Darla! What great plantings you have! I've got to go check out more of your blog now...

Dar said...

Love Sunflowers and cannot wait until late fall to see mine.
And that Pinecone Lily? I have Never seen or heard of them...outstanding!
Many deep breathes today...feels fine. Thanks

angel said...

hello darla..interesting pine cone lily you got there. i've been reading your blog long before i started blogging. you're garden is so inspiring. have a blessed day!


Heather said...

Hey Darla - hanging sunflower? Too cute with the weed man as well!

rosesandgargoyles said...

Great pics!

Carla said...

Hi Darla, y'all getting enough rain over there? Is a pine cone lily the same as shampoo ginger? Looks like it. Very pretty. Love your crinum, mine are dark pink and white not much blooming with our drought, but the plants are so tough.

Deb said...

Just scrolling through your comments so far, I can see that the pinecone lily is a definite favorite and unusual flower for most of us! It's beautiful and unique! Also, PTL that your son stayed with you that evening and is alive today!

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