Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pretty Blooms


Hey everybody - I'm still here. I know you wondered when I'd share some more of my pretty blooms. I have a few blooms to share today. I have to get a new memory card for the camera so I can take more pics. This time of year the gardens are busy. There is lots to do but we have been extremely dry lately. I run the sprinkler for 3-4 hours each day moving it around to each garden area. This is fine for a while but they really need water from the sky.


Someone must have given me seeds for this echinacea. I do not know where it came from. Last year I put out seeds but had no luck with them. This year they are doing really well. I did plant some echinacea pink parosol but the bloom on it has not opened yet. Is this Purpea?


Cosmos Happy Ring is doing well.

Foxglove

Endless Summer. Hope to get more blooms here. The flower is as big as the plant so I am hoping for some growth on the plant.

I'm sorry but I do not remember the name of this one. I believe it is suppose to be purple but it is like a strawberry color.

Love the huge blooms on the cannas.

I was lucky to get this little rain shower last Thur and Friday morning. However when I went out on Friday afternoon to do some weeding I discovered the ground to be extremely dry just below the wet surface. I need RAIN. Actually a tropical system would be nice. Not a storm but just the rain produced by a tropical system.

I am so ready to overhaul a couple of my gardens. This time of year I see the empty spaces and some overgrown plants in places where I would prefer a more tame or smaller plants. I was thinking of moving some plants such as shasta daisy's, salvia, mums and butterfly bush. Wish I could move the daffodils but I'm sure this is not the time. Do you feel this way when your plants are blooming and not doing exactly what you want them to do in the area they occupy? It's kinda like re-arranging furniture I suppose.... 

I'm going to go plant shopping again. I believe there are new arrivals calling my name. Can you hear it?

13 comments:

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I know Becca, it is always a problem, we look at the garden and it is a redo. I am in the middle of redoing the north side with smaller hostas and plants that do not become giant.

Eileen

RiverBend Farm said...

Your beds look awesome!! Mine are already shriveling up. My roses are turning brown. We're forecasted rain the next several days so hopefully they will smile again.

Darla said...

We have been getting some rain around here and boy have we needed it. Your island bed looks great! I am never completely happy with the garden in any season..

Lona said...

That flowerbed is looking so full and pretty Becca. I really like that Cosmos. Your coneflowers are looking good. They are always a welcome addition t the garden and smell so sweet. Have a great week.

Daisy said...

I think those flowers are always calling you, Becca! ha! Your blooms are all looking beautiful. We could use some rain here too.

Kim and Victoria said...

I DO hear those plants calling your name, just as I heard them calling my name today......
Your garden is looking good. I'm always seeing holes in my beds and wondering why.....?
Hope you get some good rain soon.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Becca, I have not seen many foxgloves around Alabama....I am just oblivious to them? Yours look so pretty!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Yes that is Echinacea purpurea. It looks good! I never water my perennials..they have deep roots..if not they will croak.I never move anything around I just let it all be..of course I don't weed either..I love my wild gardens:)

Susan said...

Yep, I hear it, you go girl, get those new plants!!!!

Loretta said...

Hey there young lady, James here keeping things going for Loretta. I don't have to ask how your garden is growing, because like all other times, it sure is pretty! I know Loretta would enjoy seeing it! Well, you take care now! James

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I had a little plant shopping time Wednesday. I hear them too.
Hoping for rain for your garden.

Ila East said...

I don't think much about moving plants around, mainly because we really don't have a lot of flower beds to start with. Plus, I can't do any digging any more so I have to rely on hubby to do it.

If you ever find you want to plant stuff, you have an open invitation to visit me any time. ;)

Kim and Victoria said...

Hope you're doing well Becca, haven't heard from you in a while.