Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday

Hope you all are having a good Tuesday. It is Tuesday isn't it. Anyhow the sun is shining here after an early morning rain and more is expected. We had the best kind of rain over the weekend - a nice long slow rain. This is getting everything going good including the grass. Have to run the mower this weekend. On to business now. Ya'll head on over to Jeans at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com to check out the other bloomers this week.

I absolutely love potulaca. They are such good growers and adds some nice foliage with other plants. And I love that it blooms different colors.

The zinnias are taking off. The plants are loaded and I have a good many this year. Love the soft shade of pink. They are small blooms.

This one is more fushia or dark pink.



Another daffodil! Can't believe it. But I'm gonna show them till they die off.

Breadseed poppies are loaded with buds. This is my first experience with poppies and can't wait to see them bloom.

This is new plantings in this small garden. This is the bed I had broccoli and lettuce. I pulled up all the lettuce and broccoli because I didn't like the taste of the lettuce and the broccoli didn't produce anything so... I did what I needed to do. In this bed I have Johnny Jump Ups, Yellow Columbine, Daisy's, Pansy's, Purple Balloon Flowers.

And I created this small bed this weekend. Here I have Columbine Clementine Rose, Yellow Columbine, milkweed, petunia's, Cone Flower, Purple Balloon Flower and larkspur.

That's all I have for today. Have a nice day everybody.

23 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We had masses of portulaca and zinnias in our garden in South Africa, they always are so colourful.

Our daffodils are long gone, also the poppies in the garden. The wild poppies are all coming out down the sides of the roads though and give so much colour. Diane

Roses and Lilacs said...

Portulaca is one plant that doesn't do well here. I've planted it many times and it just sits and sulks. Yours certainly look happy.
Manrie

Suzanne said...

Your garden is lovely. I love portulaca too and haven't had any for years. After looking at yours I need to rethink that!

AaronVFT said...

I love the portucula and zinnias! They looks so lovely!

Darla said...

Never met a Zinnia I didn't like. Great new beds...you are going to LOVE the poppies!!!

Rosemary said...

Becca nice to see what is blooming in your garden , so far ahead of mine. Portulaca is so cheery. Love it.

perennialgardener said...

I forgot to scatter some Zinnia seeds, maybe there is still time. I love your shades of pink. :)

Dee said...

great pictures! My dahlias are just starting to put out buds..>I can't wait to see them!

bennie and patsy said...

I think some of the poppies are coming up that you sent me.HOPE!
Patsy

Jean said...

Becca, I've never had zinnia and every time I see them I wonder why. lol! Looks like you plant most things by seeds. I'm too impatient for that. Can't wait to see everything blooming! Jean

Busy Bee Suz said...

Everything looks nice and healthy!
I really love the hot pink zinnias!!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca, those zinnias look just wonderful! I planted some this year and right now they are puny. Still can't believe you have daffodils blooming!

Paula said...

I love your zinna's! They are wonderful colors. Your new garden area looks like a fun shape - I look forward to seeing it grow this summer. Thanks for sharing your pix.
Paula

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Becca! Your zinnias are so lovely! Mine are just babies. I love portulaca too, they are reminders of my childhood.

Stephanie said...

I just saw one familiar flower. I have portulaca as well... yippee! This plant is really popular here and grows really well in our hot tropical weather :-D

Looks like the daffodil really like your place also. I must say that the bloom is really pretty and yes, why not show the flowers till they die ha ha...

Bonnie said...

Wow, everything looks great!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, I love your Potulaca. I may have to get some of them. Love the foliage along with the different colored blooms.

My mother grew zennias so they are special to me.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

cindy said...

zinnia[s are my favorite...

i like your site
take care

Jeannie B. said...

Becca, I was given a Blog award and I was very excited that someone liked my blog and wanted to tell me in that way!! So I was to name 10 things I love (I did) and to pass it on. I am passing one on to you. I dont' know the Blog Award do's and don'ts so you can do what you want with this. Put it on your blog and go with it or not. But I wanted you to know I really enjoy your blog!

Jeannie

http://jeanniesgarden.blogspot.com/

Marydon Ford said...

Becca ~ Your florals are gorgeous. I haven't done portulacas in 35 years ... zinnias were a favorite back in the 40s thru 60s ... I put a couple in this year.

Have a lovely day.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Angel said...

Love the portulaca , and your Zinnias are doing very nicely! How pretty everything is:)
I see you are a very popular Lady ... Sorry about the Award , I will try and keep that in mind for the future. I know they can be time consuming.
Anyway , Thanks for stopping by My Garden Cottage and Following along on the ride, glad to have you!:) Have a great day, see you tomorrow for FF.

Angel said...

P.S. Can't believe you still have Daffs blooming!!

Jenny said...

I adore portulaca and zinnias, too! Lovely, lovely flowers!