Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday

It's Tuesday everybody and that means it's Bloomin Tuesday over at Jeans. After you check out my goodies then head over the Jean's at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ and see who else some goodies to share today.

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.


Deb said...

your blooms are beautiful....hope you get to see your granddaughters recital...

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Becca. Oh, your garden is growing so fast now. Your plants are really looking so beautiful. Your Dahlia is a beauty. Good buy! Loving your poppies and the begonias are so pretty. Have a great day.

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

Your garden is looking amazing but the Dahlia Lucky Number is just wonderful.

We do not get a lot of news on the Gulf, I hear more from you so please keep up the info, I am interested to know what is happening.

Hope your car gets sorted out so you get to see your granddaughter's recital. Diane

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your flowers look wonderful. Zinnias are one of the things I didn't plant this year. I'm going to regret that in July:)

Hope you manage somehow to see Luci's recital. My niece's recital a couple weeks ago was so much fun.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca, everything looks wonderful!
Love the color of that Dahlia - I am into Dahlia this year.


bennie and patsy said...

Your flowers are coming on great. That was my back yard where the seeds were washed away by the spring rain. The seeds you sent are coming up are in my front beds. I am sure the poppies are coming up they are just slow. This week we have been in the 90's that will help.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blooms today especially that purple Dahlia! :)

Darla said...

It all looks good. Moving Canna's--- right when they start to emerge from their winter's nap or right after they bloom...so 'they' say. Me? I move them whenever the urge hits me and I haven't lost any yet...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful blooms, Becca. My mother grew Snapdragons --and they are SO pretty. I also love the Dahlias and Hydrangea... Awe Heck---I like them ALL.

Sorry about your car. Hope you can get it fixed (or rent one) so that you can see your granddaughter's recital.

We all need to pray hard for a solution for that horrible oil spill. just breaks my heart.

Debbie J said...

What beautiful Southern Flowers! I love them and covet them!

I am sorry about your car problems and the gulf oil spill... Hope all is better soon.

Marilyn Jones said...

I wish you could get the car fixed so you could go to the recital! At least your garden is cooperating. It's lovely!

Jean said...

All your blooms are lovely. The dahlia is amazing! Isn't it fun to have something new every day? Great post! Jean

LC said...

Everything is lovely, but that dahlia is spectacular! Larry

Paula said...

Love your bright flowers! Can I come toyour house? I would love to see them, too bad I am in Idaho!
Thanksalso for the link on the oil spill - I will watch that station for updates.
Take care! Thanks for sharing, Paula

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blooms, Becca. Good old zinnias & begonias! We get so dry here in mid summer, so I love them. The oil spill sickens me. Its just terrible. I hope you get your car fixed.

Jeannie B. said...

Beautiful flowers. I even have some of these!!

Sorry about your car and at such a bad time.

Living in south Louisiana, I just can't think about the oil spill. It is too upsetting!!

Daisy said...

I love your flowers, Becca! So much bright color--very cheery.

The oil spill is a disaster of huge magnitude. I hope they can figure out what to do.

Sorry to hear about your car troubles. I hope you can work out something so you make it to the recital.

Enjoy your weekend! :)

Suzanne said...

I hope the car gets turned around so you can make your GD's recital. Those are important events for us grandmas!

Your blossoms are fabulous. You have so many beautiful pictures. The $5 Dahlia is stunning and I, too, love the geranium/poppy combo. Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine too.

And you little pooch looks just like one we used to have. Seriously, so much that it made me tear up! Look at the love in those eyes. So cute!

AaronVFT said...

Wow! I love the flowers, so colourful!

Your dog is so cute!

Hope your car can get fixed quickly.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Becca: Love that first purple flower, it was a good buy. Keep your head high, things can improve.

Noelle said...

All of your flowers are just lovely although I think your $5 Walmart special is my favorite :-)

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn Becca ~ Gosh! I hope you get to see the recital ... durn cars always act up at the most inopportune times, do't they.

Your flowers are breathtaking! My vincas are NOT doing well at all ... first year I've ever put them in as they are such a not-to-worry-care flower ... oy! :(

May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I changed my mind about the favorite bloom of yours. Right now, it's the dahlia. What a beauty!

Mumsy said...

Beautiful blooming flowers, and I especially love that purple delilah..Just gorgeous!