Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday

Good morning friends. Hope this finds you doing well today. It's Tuesday and time for Bloomin Tuesday over at Jean's. Ya'll come on over and check out what others have to share today. http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/

My canna is putting on another show. This one is as tall as I am so my photo is taken above my head.
It's a beauty.
 

Camera fogging after the canna photo. Okra hibuscus has taken on all new buds and going for another round of blooms.

Pleasant surprise to find the gerbera blooming again. This is a darker orange than the photo shows.

Milkweed is blooming like crazy. I've seen quite a bit of butterfly activity but everytime I get the camera out away they go - darnit.

My first four o'clocks to bloom. This is from the Marvel of Peru Four O'Clocks. There are several other colors in this pot but no other bloomers yet. The flowers are very small as you can see and very dainty.

This one is a volunteer out back among some cut down shrub. This looks just like the yellow one - small and dainty. I love the color on this one. A very dark pink. The bush is loaded with buds and so far they appear to all be the same color. I captured this at 7:30 in the evening.

This is a very disappointing site. The pecans will be no good this year. Look at them. It's horrible. I suspect the extremes we've experienced this year in the weather have contributed to this. The pecans are falling from the trees already. The squirrels are eating them and they have plenty.



Well that's about it for today. It is HOT here and I suppose most of you are still having extreme heat too. I'll be glad to see cooler weather come next month (fingers crossed).

Hope you all have a great day. Happy gardening!

24 comments:

RainGardener said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Love that Canna. I've thought about trying them but haven't so far. They are so big and impressive. I like your Okra Hibiscus and I think your fog picture is great! Sorry about your pecans but I'll bet the squirrels are happy with you.

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

Your garden is looking good. Hope that you are also doing well. Diane

Marydon said...

Oh no! Pralines won't b plentiful this year! Sugar!! Your flowers are gorgeous tho, despite this horrible heat wave we are all experiencing, Becca. You've done a beautiful job with your garden.

Have a beautiful summer day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

AaronVFT said...

Gorgeous canna and okra hibiscus. The gerbera is beautiful too, but hard for me to grow here though.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca, I have planted cannas many times because I love how wonderful they look in containers. I am not always lucky with them, leaves getting eaten, etc. Yours certainly looks lovely. It is a shame about the pecan trees.

Eileen

perennialgardener said...

That is a pretty shade of yellow on your Canna. Usually the colors are too vibrant, but that one is so nice. :)

shannon i olson said...

Oh love that hibiscus. Pecan trees are out of the question here. I always love seeing them when we visit relatives in Mississippi. it has even been hot and humid here in ND! oof

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Pretty yellow bloom on your canna Becca. Your Butterfly weed looks so much better than mine. Mine is pretty spindly. Love Gerbera daisies. I have a yellow one too. Try to stay cool!

Carol said...

Beautiful flowers and so sad about the pecans. At least you have happy squirrels.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love the color of your dark pink four o'clocks..and too bad about the pecans:(

Jean said...

I've never tried 4 o'clocks but your colors are striking. I've seen lots of milkweed in blogland. I wasn't aware there were others besides the wild version we have here. Pretty! So sad about the pecans. Jean

Daisy said...

Your flowers are so pretty, Becca. That's too bad about the pecans. It has been a hot one, hasn't it.

Zoey said...

Sorry about your pecans. I used to have a friend that brought me a big bag every year from Georgia. I really miss them!

Jeannie B. said...

Pretty garden. I saw your blooming Tuesday thing and I just posted an Wednesday thing. I am ahead of myself and that is rare!! Always love visiting you.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Becca,
I'm still loving that okra hibiscus. Your 4 O' clocks look like mine. They reseed themselves in 2 colors, similar to yours. Mine have been blooming a couple weeks or so.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I forgot to say I'm sorry about your pecans. We have a couple walnut trees across the street that "belong" to the squirrels. I don't even know how to tell when they are ripe, but I think the squirrels eat them before they ripen.

Thanks for your comment on my Tuesday post. The butterflies used to flock to that butterfly bush, but now that I have a few more, and they have been blooming for awhile, I haven't seen any on this one yet. I'm thinking they'll find it soon, though.

Sherry said...

We haven't had the hot temperatures, in fact is has been a little cool today. We will be in the 80's by this weekend. Thanks for sharing your lovely blooms. Sorry about your pecans. I am sure the squirrels are happy.

Suzanne said...

Well, this was something new! I've never seen a pecan tree, but trust me when I say I have eaten my fair share of pecans in my life. I'm sorry that it isn't a bumper crop for you this year. Your blossoms are gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Sorry to see your pecan like that. Oh, my gerbera is reblooming for me too. Lovely isn't it? I like your canna also.

Darla said...

Nice blooms Becca, so sad about the pecans though.

lemonverbenalady said...

Hey Becca,

Beautiful flowers, sorry about your pecans. One of my favorite nuts! Check out my blog for your award! Nancy

bennie and patsy said...

Hope your day was a good one.
Patsy

Noelle said...

I love the yellow color of the Canna lily. Yellow is not a color that I have seen much in Cannas. I seem to have the same problem with butterflies....they do not seem to want to pose for my pictures ;-)

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Becca, your flowers are gorgeous! I'd like to have a couple of those yellow canna bulbs! What color is that Hibiscus? Sad about the pecans. This weather has been the pits this year ! XOXO