Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Some Blooms to Share

I'm happy that I found a few new plants to feature today. I was about to get bored with the same old blooms. Not that they aren't pretty by any means but it sure is nice to see new things.

I shared this one yesterday but I think it deserves a repeat. I'm proud of the Jean Marie Dahlia.

The bougainvilla is revisiting with some new blooms. I've never seen one as it was going into a bloom stage. It appears as if it is taking on new leaves and growth and then this. The blooms start out looking like leaves and are turning pink as they age. Neat.

Glad to see the milkweed blooming now. I've noticed some activity but not as much as it should be. But I expect it'll pick up soon.

I can't get enough of the geranium. I think the name is strawberry sherbet. Ya'll correct me if I'm wrong.

I have two shades of the butterfly weed. This one is more on the pink/fushia side. They are very hard to photograph.

While this one is more purple. It is blurry - sorry. The flowers in the background look nice this way though.

The marigolds are looking nice now. I gave everything a fresh shot of Miracle Gro Bloom Burst this weekend. I think bloom burst works pretty quick - perhaps within 36-48 hours. I noticed a big difference. You can see the nemesia behind the marigold taking on new blooms as well.

This is my first year to have the Shasta Daisy. They sure do get bigger than I thought. But they are so pretty. The plants are full of buds.

Today I'll be joining the following parties:




Ya'll head on over and check out these parties and see the other blooms gardeners are sharing today.

Hope you have a great day.






28 comments:

Queen of The Desert said...

Your Jean Marie Dahlia is gorgeous, others are beautiful as well, I wish I could have them in my garden too.

Suffia.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That dahlia is lovely. I hopme my milkweed makes it. Yours looks healthy.

Annie Jones said...

I'm not usually a fan of geraniums, but that pink one is amazing!

Big Dude said...

Your flowers are sure providing lots of great color. Thanks for commenting on my blog and come on back - tomorrrow is garden day.

Thisisme. said...

Super photos of your flowers today. I loved the geranium. I have lots of them in pots all throughout the summer, and they look wonderful!

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

Bougainvilla is one of my all time favourites we used to have many colours in S. Africa. I have not tried growing them here, think they would have to brought in over winter. Diane

Peggy said...

You have lots of colour as usual! Is your butterfly weed what we call Budelia or butterfly bush,it looks a little like Lilac. it smells lovely and attracts so many butterflies./

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The dahlia is very pretty and I love the color of your geraniums! I'll look for the Bloom Burst, the reg seems to make lots of green, not so many flowers:@)

Carol said...

Thanks for the visit - the beautiful old house in the header is where we are fortunate enough to live!
It came with cottage style gardens and lots of perenials, which I love.
Your blooms are beautiful and I am your newest follower, because I love gardening too. Just spent the afternoon out in the drizzle weeding and transplanting - perfect condition for both activities. Great fun!

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

Ooooo, I'm loving that geranium too! I've never seen a variegated one before. Really gorgeous!!!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

imac said...

Thank you for sharing Becca.

Lona said...

Hi Becca. I love that geranium. Such a pretty pattern on the petals. I love Bougainvillea's and wish I cold grow them outdoors here. Have a terrific week!.

Rosemary said...

Lovely colour in your garden love the purple pink and grey combo... that geranium is gorgeous see why you like it so much..

Daisy said...

Very pretty blooms today, Becca. My daisies have buds all over them too, but no blooms yet. :)

Pam said...

Love the milkweed!

Paula said...

I look forward every week to seeing your garden - your Dahlia is amazing! Thanks for sharing! Paula from Idaho

Jean said...

What a lovely dahlia! The bouganvilia is an interesting plant. Fun to watch. Lovin' the butterfly weed. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca, the blooms are wonderful, love that geranium. I have not been lucky with dahlias but yours is beautiful.

Eileen

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca.... Your flowers are wonderful... Glad you posted that Dahlia again. It is SUPER....

That hot pink geranium is gorgeous.... Thanks for sharing all of these beauties.
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

Well, everything is just lovely, esp the Jean Marie Dahlia! So very pretty. And the milkweed is new to me...heard the name but have never seen it. Great post.

Melynda said...

Beautiful! I have a butterfly bush/tree and I sure hope it blooms this year.

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Your blooms look gorgeous - lovely colour!

Kim and Victoria said...

Those are some great looking flowers. We're still in our springtime here, with moss phlox, tulips and dogwoods blooming.

zentmrs said...

Beautiful colors! I love them all - thanks for sharing!

George said...

I also like the dahlia very much, but I must admit that I never get tired of seeing beautiful blossoms.

xinex said...

Your flowers are so pretty! So colorful...Christine

Zoey said...

Oh, lovin' that Jean Marie Dahlia.
Such a pretty color!

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