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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Cosmos Pink Verbena (aka Miss Prissy around here)

Cosmos
Apples
Grapefruit

Visitor

I have not found a stage of the Morning Glory that isn't pretty to me.
I wonder what this Black Eyed Susan bloom will look like? I have had Gerbera Daisy's do this but not Susans.

Zinnia
Sunflower bud-planted by the birds.
Walking Iris--this is the 4th or 5th showing this spring.
Florida Blue Lisianthus -Lisianthus russelianus 'Florida Blue' -Full Sun (of course mine is white)
Mounding
Bloom Time-Summer
Growth Rate-Medium
18-24"x12"
Cold Hardiness 20
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28 comments:

Susie said...

Nice Darla! I'm growing some sunflowers this year for the first time. Right now they are still very small. I'm hoping they will do well.

Tracey said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Stunning flowers!
Happy Bloomin Tuesday
:)

RainGardener said...

Oh Darla your flowers are gorgeous. Love that Morning Glory. I bought seeds when we first moved here and my neighbor said I'd be sorry they are so invasive so I threw them away. Little did I know I couldn't do seeds anyway. ;-) Do you have a way of keeping it under control so you can enjoy that beauty? I really still like them. I can't believe my neighbor said that after seeing what they planted on the property line that is invading my garden.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your Pink Verbena is lovely. Wish I had good luck growing it here. Your Cosmos are blooming, my cosmos are still seeds--I'm planting them this week.

Your flowers are wonderful. I hope the birds have planted me some sunflower this year too.
Marnie

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

What great pictures! I love your header picture too. Sunflower buds, wow!! I haven't even planted ours. I love seeing how far ahead you are of us.

Dani said...

I love your cosmos. I tried a different color this year and I ended up disapointed. I'm gonna stick with the tried and true from now on.

perennialgardener said...

Beautiful blooms & fruits this week Darla! I've never tried growing citrus before, can't wait to see your grapefruit mature. I planted orange & yellow Cosmos this spring. Hope they do as well as yours! That Walking Iris really caught my fancy! Might need to add that to my wishlist. :)

Dirt Princess said...

Great shots. I do love dragonflies. They are very photogenic. I have finally noticed that my Black Eyed Susans planted from seed 2 months ago ae FINALLY emerging. They are teeny...but they are growing. Have a good one!

Linda said...

Miss Prissy - haven't heard that one before!
I've come to gaze at all your blooms, because we have very little flowering here just now.

Becca's Dirt said...

Darla - everything looks so pretty and bright. The morning glory is awesome. Happy gardening... Becca

Suzanne said...

I can't believe how many things you've got blooming! Love the morning glory and cosmos especially!

Teresa said...

Hi Darla,
All of your blooms are gorgeous! And the callas and morning glories from the last post too. My callas aren't blooming yet. And morning glory is one of my very favorite flowers.

Happy Bloomin' Tues.

Shellmo said...

Your dragonfly photo was perfect!! Enjoyed all your flowers - especially the pink ones!

tina said...

The grapefruit and apples look great! I am still really loving that walking iris. I wish it were hardy here. So pretty!

fishing guy said...

Darla: What wonderful photos of the flowers and fruits. That dragonfly is precious.

Aiyana said...

You always have such great photos! The dragonfly photo is really something! It captured the wings clearly enough to see details. I'm so surprised you have citrus AND apples. Your climate must be about perfect--but I imagine it's humid.
Aiyana

Deb said...

Darla your garden is so pretty...we have had so much rain...haven't been able to do much here

Frances said...

Hi Darla, I love Miss Priss, and the fact you call her that! The cosmos and everything else are wonderful. Your garden must be a delight all year! :-)
Frances

Jean said...

Lovely pictures, as always. I love the cosmo shots!Enjoyed the visitor also. Jean

Dee said...

Wonderful pictures! I love the Morning Glory- I planted some but they have yet to come up. The colors of that one are stunning.

bennie and patsy said...

A frist for me to see a grapefruit on a tree. Will you show them as they grow? Please
Patsy

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Tell me that those are photos from last year.......Please!

Jen

Valerie said...

These are some of my favorites! Grapefruit? Aren't you lucky? I can't wait to see my zinnias bloom.

Leedra said...

You are getting really good with that camera. Love the capture of the dragonfly.

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Twisted Fencepost said...

Your flowers are always so pretty. My Uncle lives in FL, he always brings grapefruit from his trees when they're in season and he visits.
Love your little visitor!

Catherine Holman said...

Great shot of that dragonfly! Beautiful photos as always!
Hugs,
Cathie

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots! I'm so glad you showed the new buds of life. Such a nice twist. I've never seen an apple on a tree yet alone a new new. Cool!

marmee said...

so so wonderful stuff blooming there...can't wait to see your sunflowers.