Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Few Blooms

I don't have much going on in the gardens right now. Most of the plants have bloomed out for a spell. The grounds are dry. We are in need of rain something terrible. I have been watering regularly so as not to lose the pretty babies. We have rain in the forecast tomorrow and saturday as the high pressure system moves away. We will have temps once again hugging 90 today. Next week a reprieve from the heat with highs more seasonable around 80. I hear its suppose to be around 95 in Tallahassee - Darla. Ya'll didn't really care about my weather but it's what we gardeners are so mindful of.

This new bloom on the Full Tide Iris is kinda wierd. 

These little straglers came up from last year. I just noticed them all by there self. No other plants to bother them right now. I'm so ashamed of how my garden bed looks.

Haven't showed ya these dianthus in a while. 

I really do not like mums this time of year but hey they're blooming.

I dashed in between the sprinkler and caught this one yesterday.

Look at those weeds. Last year I had all this space full. I don't know what happened this year. It really looks bad and needs my attention. I need to do something different with this front garden space. I'm not pleased right now so I'm thinking....

My newest piece of garden art. A mothers day gift. I'm always happy to recieve somthing for the gardens.

I'm joining Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday and I'll link up to Tootsie at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday. Ya'll go check them out and see who else who has a bloom to share today and tomorrow.



Hope you all have a great day and can get out and enjoy your gardens.

Prayers for the people who are being affected by the terrible Mississippi River floods.

18 comments:

Darla said...

Girl, it has been freaky hot here! We do need rain don't we. Your blooms are pretty, love the volunteers...have a great weekend.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think the iris is pretty, Becca!

Carol said...

Love the new garden art and the blooms are looking very good.

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

That iris is beautiful. We are also very, very dry, no rain since the end od March and it is becoming very serious for the farmers here.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for linking your post to Cottage Flora Thursday's (you have some really gorgeous blooms) xoox, tracie

Lona said...

That Iris is a trooper Becca. It has bloomed for a long time now. When your Mums get done blooming you can cut them back and they will bloom again for you. That is what is so great about your climate zone.

FlowerLady said...

I don't think that iris is weird at all, just totally beautiful. I love the colors.

We also need rain badly way down here and it is hot and humid. We are already in drought conditions so I hope we get some relief soon.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

FlowerLady

María José said...

I love iris and the one in the first photo is lovely!!
Best regards

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, Amen ---as to prayers for those who have lost so much in the Mississippi River flooding... So SAD!!!!

Gorgeous flowers... I remember one year when we had a drought. We watered and watered that year. NOT FUN... Hope you do get rain...

Love your new garden art piece. Cute!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Johanna said...

Hello Becca,
thank you for your visit and the kind comment. As all gardeners in the world, also we in Germany need so much the rain, but didn't got it yet. It is dry here also, so we have to sprinkle as much as we can. Your Iris is beautiful, I love the headerphoto, too. Your flowers are pretty and hopefully after a bit more rain, all the plants will be refreshed and bloom more and more.
Best greetings, Johanna

Daisy said...

Nice pictures, Becca. Your Mother's Day Gift is really cute. What a neat addition for your garden! :)

HolleyGarden said...

I feel the exact same way about my garden. It's hot, it's dry. I'm trying to get things to survive! Your iris is pretty, and I love your garden gift.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Nice to revisit this post, Becca. I love that yard art... AND your flowers are fabulous. Love the Iris in your header.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carol said...

Still loving that little rock art :)

p3chandan said...

Beautiful blue iris in your garden and on your blog header. I love your Mother's Day gift, look so right in your garden!

Ginger said...

everything looks good to me! we are our own worst critics.

I have mums blooming right now, too. seems kind of early!

Nanniepannie said...

Here's hoping you get your rain soon. It's been raining here in TN for two days...my rain barrels are full.

Rosemary said...

The iris is gorgeous. Feel free to send some of that heat my way. Cool here yet again.