Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday

It's Tuesday Morning and ya'll know what that means. It's Bloomin' Tuesday - time to join our host Jean at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ . Head on over and see who else something blooming.


I've set my goals high today so I'll be busy today so I'm gonna keep this short.

I got out early this morning and there wasn't so much humidity today so I got a good shot. This afternoon it will be gone. Isn't it beautiful. Okra Hibuscus Yellow with Red Eye. Grown from seed.

Blueberries are ripening now. In a week the bushes will be loaded with ripe berries. Wish I could eat them but blueberries have seeds.

The bush is loaded and leaning with the weight.

I planted the jasmine this weekend in a tire. I think it is going to like it here. It will receive 6-7 hours of sun. Gotta get a trellis too.

I painted the tire yellow and plan to put a garden around the tire.

The Althea Rose of Sharon was planted this weekend.

Wild lantana. It is beautiful with it's yellow centers. I hate lantana growing in my flower beds. They can be very invasive when they begin to spread.

Most of these photos are blurry. Oh well some just turn out that way for me sometime.

Dahlias need deadheading.

Lovely smelling gardenia's. I filled a vase with flowers this weekend.

My first cosmos this season.

That's it for today. Hope you all have a wonderful day. Prayers for the families of the Arkansas flood and bad weather in other areas today. Hope you all stay safe. Becca

31 comments:

RainGardener said...

Becca everything looks fantastic. All of your back breaking work has paid off! I love your yellow tire - what a great idea to paint it. Wow! You have plates lining your Rose of Sharon - how different. I just saw bottles trimming the garden and have thought about doing that. I wish I could have Gardenias because I love the smell of them. The Okra Hibiscus is gorgeous. Great work!

Chicken Boys said...

I LOVE Gardenias. Mine have already bloomed for the year. If you'd like, I could come eat the blueberries for you! :)
~Randy

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

That Okra Hibiscus is beautiful. I have a blue hibiscus, but it does not look anything like near flowering. Diane

FlowerLady said...

Becca ~ I love your okra hibiscus bloom. The rest of your flowers are pretty too, especially that purple jasmine. The yellow tire makes a nice planter and will be complimentary with the jasmine flowers. I hope my little baby gardenias from Tom will grow and bloom for me. They are doing fine so far, time will tell.

Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Becca,
I thought the okra hibiscus was a hollyhock at first. So, who eats the blueberries? Do you harvest them or let the critters have them?

Wow, you sure have been busy! I love the yellow painted tire.

Rebecca said...

The hibiscus - so delicate & beautiful! And what a beauty the white gardenia. You surely have some beautiful flowers blooming. I want to do something around a tree, too. What are YOUR plans?

Bonnie said...

I just love that Okra Hibuscus! What a fun idea to paint the tire and plant a garden around it. Very fun!

Junebug said...

Look at all your pretties!! Oh I can smell the gardenia now, drifting off into heaven! Just love their fragrance. Beautiful, beautiful!

perennialgardener said...

What a lovely garden you must have with the fragrance of Gardenias and the yummy taste of Blueberries. :) I like the tire planter too.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sooooo many flowers. Love it.
Your hibiscus is just magical.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Blooming Tuesday flowers, Becca... Love that gardenia... They smell heavenly!!!

Love your yellow tire garden also... And --are you EVER going to have some Blueberries... YUM.... I like them on my cereal.

Pretty colors of the Lantana... Lantana just need their own flowerbed, don't they???

Hugs,
Betsy

Far Side of Fifty said...

That Hibiscus is beautiful! I hope your son came through his surgery ok.:)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Becca. Oh, to be able to grow gardenias. It is so pretty and I imagine it smells so wonderful. And Jasmine too.I am so jealous LOL!

Jean said...

Cute idea to plant a garden around a yellow tire! The hibiscus and the gardenia are amazing! I'd love to pick some of those blueberries! Hope you have a great day and acomplish all you hope to. Jean

bennie and patsy said...

You changed your page , it looks good.
Patsy

Stephanie said...

Hello Becca! Your okra hibiscus is a pretty thing. I like how the yellow showed up for you. Very pleasing. Your cosmos and dahlia are so pretty! I enjoyed your blooms and thank you. Have a funfilled day yeah.

AaronVFT said...

That okra hibiscus is stunning! Love all your other flowers too!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca, Gardenias were always my favorite flower, even as a corsage when I was in school. Oh, to be able to grow them outside!

Eileen

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous flowers, and I love your usage of the tire..Now, I want to have one..

Debbie J said...

Hi Becca, beautiful flowers. The gardenia is amazing! My four oclock's are blooming like crazy. Love all your flowers and your yard. The tire planter is a great Southern addition! Also the plates are so cute in the garden. I have been wanting to do that. I even recognize one of those plates as being a pattern my mother had.

Cinj said...

Mmm, I love jasmine. If only I could grow some here. Beautiful blooms you've got going over there.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Becca: So much in bloom, that is wonderful.

siteseer said...

Love the garden elements. My MM did a couple of tire planters, but they kept the wheel rim as a base. The plates are very interesting, they add color and interest. And of course the blooms are brilliant

Noelle said...

Hello Becca,

I always enjoy visits to your garden. I just love your tire planter that you painted yellow. What a great idea!

Meems said...

Hello Becca,
Oh, I just love okra blooms... they are as pretty as the fruit is tasty. And gardenias are just so lovely to have in the garden. I'm still waiting for my blueberry bushes to get big enough so they can produce lots of fruit. This year we had only a handful.

It was so nice of you to stop by Hoe and Shovel. I always welcome having new friends.
Meems

Katherine Aucoin said...

All of your flowers are so beautiful. I especially like the hibiscus.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Becca I need for you to email me your address so I can send your Blue Alpina Columbine seeds.

Daisy said...

Becca, it is all looking so great! You've put a lot of work into those flowers, but wow, it has paid off. :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I just love that Okra Hibiscus! It's really pretty. You have so many pretty flowers blooming, many of those won't bloom here for months. I'd love to grow a Gardenia here, that's probably my favorite smelling flower.

Marydon said...

Becky, your florals are fabulous! We just planted our first blue berry bush & look forward to those delicious beauties in our winter pancake in a year or so.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Carla said...

Hi Becca!
What prettiness!!!
Sorry you can't eat blueberries!! My sad little bushes have some catching up to do! Purple jasmine? Does is smell? NONE of my lantana came back (I'm surprised), can you eat that okra?