Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday

Good Tuesday morning blogging buddies. We are gathering over at Jean's to join in the party. Ya'll head on over to http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ to see who else has something blooming.

The okra hibuscus is still putting on a show here - but... as you'll see in the next couple of photos my gardens sustained some wind damage and the okra hibiscus was a victim.


Wind damage. Cosmos, Hibuscus, zinnias and forget-me-knots all received damage. I should have staked my plants and this wouldn't have happened. The dahlias were staked so they faired OK.



Blue forget-me-knots are still pretty.

Vincas are still pretty and growing like a weed.

Dianthus.

Love my begonias.

zinnias.



That's about it for today. I really need to cut things back and plant new babies in spots where the plants have been taken out and or bloomed out.

Not much else going on in my world. Still keeping an eye on the Gulf Oil Spill but that is another story.
Hope you all have a great day.

19 comments:

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

Your garden as always is beautiful. Sad about the hibiscus though as that has a stunning flower. Diane

Darlene said...

Your flowers are gorgeous. Sorry about the wind damage to the tall ones. Maybe they will be alright. Hope you are having a great day.♥

bennie and patsy said...

They should pop back.Hope you and son are feeling much better today.
Patsy

perennialgardener said...

Pretty blooms today, I love that Okra Hibiscus! :)

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Becca,

I didn't stake my dahlias soon enough. They really got whipped around and look sort of deformed.

Eileen

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh dear the wind and rain has been hard on our flowers this year. Some of mine are still laying down too. Your zinnias and dianthus are so pretty though and the Forget Me Not's are really blooming a long time for you.

I did get your address from the comment Becca and the seeds are in the mail. You should get them soon. I added a couple more that you may want to try. If not that's okay too.You have much better luck with seeds than I do. My Okra still looks in bad shape LOL!

Caceres Family~ said...

Oh I love your dianthus, bunnies ate mine and your hibuscus is stunning!

Jean said...

That must have been some strong wind. Hopefully everything will bounce back. Beautiful blooms and fantastic photos! Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

Marydon said...

G'eve, sweet Becca ~ Ohhh, what a shame your beauties got damaged. Won't they come back if you stake them now? Your florals are fabulous.

Hope you both are feeling better.

Have a great week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Daisy said...

You have such a wide variety of kinds of flowers, Becca. They all look so beautiful. Hope you are having a good week.

AaronVFT said...

The tropical rains are crushing some of my plants too! Hope your plants recover and thrive! You have plenty of gorgeous flowers!

Stephanie said...

Your okra hibiscus always look excellent!

Darla said...

Some times I leave my plants flopped over and they reach for the sun in their slumped over state.....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful flowers, Becca, for Bloomin' Tuesday!!!! I'm sorry about your wind damage. We have many of our lilies staked... Anything which grows tall probably needs to be staked... Unless your flowers are broken, you can still stake them...

Love your Begonias also. They love SUMMER and so do the Vinca.
Hugs,
Betsy

Green Iris said...

Oh, I just missed Blooming Tuesday. I'll make a note to join in next week. It looks like fun!

covnitkepr1 said...

I already follow your other blog so I'll jump over here from there.
The flowers are beautiful. You're pretty good with that camera.

Dirt Princess said...

It looks wonderful!!!! You have alot going on! I remember when you first started, so I am blown away at all you have done ;-).

Ugh...this oil spill....it is just sickening. It gets worse and worse everyday. I am going to the beach this weekend. It will be the first time I have been since the oil hit shore. I think it is really going to hit me when I get there, and see the oil on the beach, the cleanup crews etc. Very sad

keewee said...

I put my Hibiscus outdoors and it dropped all it's leaves, I am happy to say it has lots of new growth, so it seems it is a survivor.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love the color of those forget me nots..wind is hard on plants:(