It's that time of year when we all have a lot going on in the gardens. I am very pleased with what I have going on. I have been waiting for a few days for this to open. Seems like the bud has been there a week. It isn't even finished opening up yet. This is one of the few I know the name of and this is Dahlia Lucky Number. Purchased at Walmart for $5.
Poppies look nice next to the Johnsons Blue Geranium.
Yellow violas. I have a lot of yellows this year. Yellow blends and compliments the shades of reds, purples and pinks.
Vincas. Very easy to grow and spreads beautifully.
Trusty begonias. They are very forgiving during the dry times of the summer.
Dianthus is also a great performer.
Portulaca is very colorful. I love the many petals in each flower kinda rose like.
Zinnias - zinnias everywhere. They hardly ever wimper about the heat or the dry conditions we sometime experience.
The snapdragons are making another statement. They are now dwarfed by these huge cannas. Too late to move anything. Can you tell me when is the best time to transplant cannas. They are crowding this bed now.
Purple hydrangea is trying to bloom. This also has been in bud stage for at least a week.
More zinnias. This little plant is really showing itself to be so small. Sometime the little ones do the best.
This is the flower I look forward to the most. My little helper Buddy. He just got a hair cut so he is sporting now.
Eyes are still focused on the Gulf as the problem seems to grow each day we turn on the news. BP has been ordered to stop using the disperants due to health hazards. These disperants have been banned by other countries so why were they using it here. The hair booms have been used and they failed sinking after absorbing water and oil. Booms are helping but didn't keep it away from the LA shorelines. Check out this site from our local news station. There is a counter counting the number of gallons constantly going into the gulf. Also view the slideshow and any other news concerning the oil spill.
I'm having car issues. All tires need to be replaced but also the power steering is leaking fluid every day and I have to put fluids in every 6 days now so something has to be done soon. This will interfere with my plans to see my granddaughter in her first recital. Luci is five and I so wanted to be there. I'm hoping. Hope you all have a great week and holiday.
Happy Memorial Day. The official start of summer.