Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Garden Party and Bloomin Tuesday

Good Tuesday morning blogging friends. It's rainy here and has been for a few weeks now. You won't here me complain though. And it'll be OK when I get wet in the rain - I discovered that I don't melt. Go figure.

I'm gonna hook up today to a couple of memes so check them out at the end of my post.

It is hard this time of year to get anything interesting for you to see. Our gardens here in the south are mostly mundane with the same ole same ole this time of year. We are well into our summers here. So these are new photos of the same ole stuff blooming. A few I haven't shown in a while. Take a stroll with me...

The dianthus in all of the flower beds are blooming again. I absolutely love plants that are re-bloomers. Notice those pesky weeds there. They have roots three times the size of the weed. When I pull them often the root of the flower comes up and I have to pack it back down.

White dianthus.
 Red Verbena. All of my plants are happy with the abundance of rain.

I love this shade of pink verbena. 
 White zinnias.

 Portulaca is a good performer and multiplies and roots easily too.

Orange zinnia.

Strawberry dianthus.

Okra hibuscus. So far I haven't been able to get any seeds. 
 Raingardeners snapdragon.

 Bill McKnight dahlia.


This is one canna that escaped the dig up in the spring. All were transplanted but this one. I like that it is one plant but if I leave it here there will probably be 5 next year. The spot where I placed the transplants needs some tending and they will be blooming pretty too.
One thing I like about the very wet grounds is that when I do go out to pull a few weeds they come up with just a little tug. I'm a rain lover anyway and it gives me a good excuse to lay around with a book or just be lazy. And I like lazy sometime.

Ya'll go check out these blogs for more blooms: An Oregon Cottage - Tuesday Garden Party.

And Jean at Ms Green Thumb Jean for Bloomin Tuesday.

PS: Check out my new blog. Beccas Cooking. I'm looking forward to sharing some awesome recipes with you.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, So glad you all are getting the rain. I can tell that your flowers LOVE it --since they are all so pretty...We got a tiny bit of rain yesterday --but most of it always seems to be north of us or south of us... ha

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Hey Becca,
I am having the same trouble as you, not much new to report or share in the blooms department...Maybe during Sara's nap time I might take the camera outside anyway...if the rain stops that is...Isn't it just lovely to have wet stuff around again...I know my plants are also loving it and I must admit I am liking not having to drag the hose around the yard every evening.
Blessings Kelsie

Darla said...

Enjoying pop up rain showers around here too. Your same ole same ole sure are pretty.

Judy ~ Through My Garden Window said...

Such nice vivid colors! We could use some rain here for a few days. Pulling weeds is like pulling them out of concrete, no matter how much I water, the next day it's dry. I guess we just take what we are given and enjoy the blooms we do get.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Thank you for sharing the flowers. Enjoy the rain for me. It really is helping your plants.

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

Yea, weeding in wet soil is such a pleasure! Your garden is so pretty and you know the names of everything, I guess at most of mine!! Diane

imac said...

Rain to cool, Becca, for your wonderful garden.

Zoey said...

I really like the Red Verbena and the strawberry dianthus. During the summer I am happy to get as much rain as possible. It did rain last night, but I still have to water the deck plants--lots of big-leaved plants and the rain water can't get in.

I really enjoyed your garden tour.

Carol said...

So glad you got your needed rain! We got a small amount of rain but not enough. Tonight I will be weeding under the sprinkler.... one way to stay cool in this heat :)

Jean said...

Glad you got some rain. My weeds are awful but the ground is like concrete.Pretty strawberry dianthus! I love seeing your bloomers even if they are regular ones. Jean

Marydon said...

So love walking thru your gardens with you, Becca. Your florals are just gorgeous. I, too, love re-bloomers ... my sweet william's surprised me with new blossomms lately.

Have a lovely weekend ~

Rosemary said...

Lucky you have had some rain , love the canna such a pretty colour, portulaca is a fav of mine even reseeds here in the north.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Becca, I disagree with you about not having anything interesting to show. I enjoyed seeing your lovely flowers, and finding out which were on their second flush of blooms.

Your okra hibiscus and dahlia are my favorites.

*^_^* said...

Wonderful! Awesome!

Landbohaven said...

Hvor har du mange smukke blomster.
Tak for kigget.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becca. I sure could use some of that rain up here. You southern gals sure have the prettiest flowers and plants. I love the color of your snapdragons. Everything is beautiful.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Love your flowers and your pictures. I especailly liked the wonderful colors in you Dahlia. I started a dahlia from seed last spring and it is growing well but hasn't blossomed yet.
Thanks for sharing your garden with us.
Johnina :D