Friday, June 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: June 2012

It's all about zinnias and cosmos in the backyard. I threw out several kinds of seeds of both, so I'm not sure which these are.
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The zinnias in the veggie garden are a larger size, 3-4 inches across. You can see an eggplant bloom and fruit in the background.
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My sister's larkspur and wildflower patch in the back is looking all shades of lovely.
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The volunteer sunflowers formed this natural arch a couple of weeks ago, and I've seen goldfinches feeding from it twice this week. Pretty cool.
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Mexican heather is looking healthy and happy in the front yard.
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Black Knight butterfly bush
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Beach vitex
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Firecracker fern
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Gaura is tall and covered in blooms, but it's a little tough to photograph with its mass of thin stems.
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Gaura against a backdrop of artemesia
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Gregg's Mist (left) has been blooming steadily since April, and the firebush is covered in flame colored flowers.
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Delicate yellow flowers of the watermelon vine
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Not so delicate growth of the watermelon vine. There's a grapefruit-sized watermelon hiding in the blackie sweet potato vine...which might actually be a good thing, keeping it away from greedy birds and squirrels.
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Trumpet vine
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Bougainvillea
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Mexican petunias
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Celosia, potted where the purple kale used to be
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And the fruit of the blooms...
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And check out other gardens today at May Dreams Gardens.

4 comments:

Lancashire rose said...

Yes, for me zinnias are one of the mainstays of the summer garden too. They just pop up all over the place. And those sunflowers too despite yanking loads out. I like to leave one for the birds. The little orange cosmos are fun too and will just keep on coming. SUch a nice selection of summer bloomers. Happy Bloom Day.

noel said...

aloha,

beautiful collection, thanks for the wonderful garden tour :)

Wife, Mother, Gardener said...

I love the gaura with the artemesia! Your zinnias are so summery.

I drop into see your illustrations - beautiful stuff!
Julie in PA

Rosie Leavesnbloom said...

Sorry for taking so long to make a return visit from GBBD Amy. You've got a terrific section in the garden. One plant that is new to me is the one you call a Mexican petunia - it's very pretty aswell.