Monday, July 18, 2011

more blooms

I haven't had time to blog much but I have been taking photos...

from the front garden I have purple cone flower, purple ballon flower and liatris

in a very small and controlled area I have goose neck loosestrife, I've learned these little gals cannot be trusted to stay put!  Although I love them besure to keep them under control. 

This is Nikko blue hydrangea.  I rarely feed her and so I get pink blooms...I'm okay with that.  I've found this plant to be extremely picky.  It doesn't like the sun, it will wilt.  But it has to have some sun or it won't bloom.  It blooms on old growth so be sure to protect it, and it only blooms blue if you feed it acid.  Way too many  "I wants" for me!!  I've not enough time for a "Diva"  so I get a often wilted, sometimes blooming, pink hydrangea.  Which is fine, but my next one will be an Oak Leaf. 

although the blog flipped this picture it's still pretty!  This is Stargazer.  I love these lilies, although shaded in my garden I fear what the heat will do so I cut them and brought them in.  A beautiful addition to my desk!

I've been trying so hard to get a good picture of the "outback garden"  Doesn't seem to matter what time of day I shoot, it's just not what I want it to be.  The colors are so bright and strong but not in the photos.  I'll keep tryin...til then good night and please leave a comment.  I don't want the hubby to think I'm just talking to myself...


  1. I can't believe you still have flowers in all this heat! Very beautiful!!!


  2. I agree with you about the hydrangea, i love them. I even like the blue, but they are too much of a diva!


  3. Absolutely beautiful...and I bet that gorgeous Stargazer bloom is scenting your house as we speak!

  4. Your garden is gorgeous! Beetles,ugh! I've got spider mites that are wiping out my burning bushes. They've been professionally sprayed twice but 2 look like they are doomed and they jumped to my petunias in the front yard. I am trying to keep them segregated from my backyard garden and flowers. I just bought a grow light that I'm going to try to grow herbs with over the winter. Question: should I dead head my coneflowers? Or, should I cut them and then spread around the garden to propagate? Or, should I leave them on the stalks for the birds and better propagation? Thanks.

  5. Hahahaha. You're not talking to yourself silly. love your pics :)