Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bloomin Tuesday and Tuesday Garden Party

I've tried a few times on some blogs to comment and blogger is being very selective today. Anyone else having a problem?

Hooking up today with Jean at Ms Green Thumb Jean
http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ for Bloomin Tuesday and with An Oregon Cottage for Tuesday Garden Party.  http://www.anoregoncottage.com/

I am finding a little color left in the gardens. They are the same ole plants as I've been sharing for a while now. Darla has stated and I agree that it is challenging to find anything interesting in the gardens this time of year. I am hoping I get the planning down pat so that I might have a more interesting gardens next year.

The pink vervena is definately a stand out and am sorry that I didn't purchase a flat of these. I only bought one pink one. sad face.

The red verbena is also a show stopper. I put down 4 plants of these and am wishing I had more. Any plants that are still blooming are keepers for next year and will add more. The plan is to put down a couple more garden areas. Keeping the fingers crossed I get this accomplished in the fall to better prepare for spring.

I have quite a few patches of the white dianthus and am really loving the dianthus this year. The white glows at night.

Happy to see another bloom on the Endless Summer Hydrangea.

Begonias were the show stoppers last year. But the plants that I have are hanging on and keeping their blooms.

The bougainvillea is still holding onto a few blooms.

Critters in the garden. What is this?

What is this little fellow? His wings never stopped. Reminded me of a hummer.

Look at the roots on just a couple of the weeds I complain so much about. Can't shake it back into the garden since it is loaded with these spider roots. Will be adding more soil to the gardens when I get ready to put out seeds for next year.

I love interesting clouds and I love rain. Thought I'd share what our weather has looked like lately.

And yes it brought some much needed rain.

Hope you all have a great week. I'm thinking of you guys in Texas. That is some HOT weather you are having.

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RiverBend Farm said...

I'm so glad someone has flowers to enjoy. I finally gave up on watering mine..more important to water the animals. When the farmers are irrigating, we have no water pressure..makes for a real fun morning.
Take care,

Susan said...

Becca, those pictures of the skies are absolutely beautiful. I love to look up and see skies like that!
How are you? Let me know.
Been thinking of you!

Allison at Novice Life said...

I love Verbena plants!! Yours look pretty!

Joani said...

It is so HOT here in Arizona. My verbena just started blooming again. The only real thing that likes this heat is the basil and zinnias. Thanks for sharing. Praying for rain.

Sherrie said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the Verbena, very pretty. Have a great day!

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

Beautiful photos. The 'hummer' is a Humming Bird Hawk Moth, we have them in the garden here as well. I don't know what the butterfly is! Take care Diane

Rosemary said...

Hi Becca
Looks like there is lots still happening in your garden, flowers and some happy insects. Weeds do seem to flourish don't they? I find with Blogger I can't stay signed in or then it says I am not allowed to view that blog .Silly

Darla said...

Love your heat loving flowers here. Verbena is great...the purple salvia, you probably know this,dead head it and it will get bushier..that's a clearwing moth, hummingbird moth..has a couple of neat names, it's the same as what I have in my header photo....

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

We have been blessed with rain this summer, haven't we!?!?

I think your verbena is so lovely. They always do well for me in the Alabama heat!

Beth said...

I agree a Hummingbird Hawk moth - they are very cool! Enjoyed your garden tour!

Paula said...

I have had problems posting comments too! I have also missed your garden - we have had a busy summer and I haven't been on the computer a lot....so nice to see what you have going on in your yard. Thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

Lona said...

I love seeing blue skies. IT means the humidity is not so high. LOL! Your Hummingbird Moth is loving the white dianthus. I love watching them zip around in the flowers.Have a wonderful week.

Zoey said...

Beautiful sky photos!

I wish I could my Endless Summer to bloom. I see one of the three has buds, but the plant is not very big.

imac said...

Love your garden sprinkled with love, and those skies are wonderful.

Daisy said...

Lovely pictures today, Becca. :-)

I was having trouble with Blogger earlier today, but it seems to be working OK for me now. I hope you are having a good week.

HolleyGarden said...

Blogger can be so frustrating! But, it's free. I have verbena new to me this year, and I am really enjoying it. Mine are purple. Like you white dianthus, too. Dianthus is such a hard worker! I've been seeing hummingbird moths out in my garden, too. Must be their time!

J. Smith said...

Becca, I'm happy to see any color in the garden this year! The bouganvilla and the Endless summer are both beautiful! Jean

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, No Blogger problems here ---as of now!!! Love your Verbana's... And I always love your Hydrangeas.

Have a great day tomorrow.

cindy said...

Beautiful sky! Love it.

Enjoy reading your blog.


Gatsbys Gardens said...


Your verbena looks great. Mine has been back and forth this year from not looking so good to looking great. Your Endless Summer looks great, mine bloomed once and gave up. I know you have been very hot this year also, but we have had rain, lots of it.


Far Side of Fifty said...

No comment problems for me either..but I use Google Chrome:0 That Endless Summer Hydrangea is very pretty:)