Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 2009 Bloom Day

Morning glories.
Morning glories

Globe amaranth.
Gomphrena (globe amaranth)

Dwarf canna (yellow).
Yellow dwarf canna

Yellow buddeleia.
Yellow buddleia

Zinnias (Granny's Bouquet Mix)

Texas yellow bells.
Esperanza "Yellow Bells" (Tecoma stans)

"Bright Lights" cosmos.
Cosmos "Bright Lights"

Mexican milkweed.
Mexican milkweed

Not a bloom...
Spider web

Used to be blooms...
Baby pickling cucumbers

...are seed heads blooms?
Purple fountain grass

What else is blooming (no pics)? Blue daze, Pringle's bee balm, blackfoot daisies, lantana (pink, purple, yellow and white), coral honeysuckle (barely), Turk's cap, lavender, white agapanthus, Dahlberg daisy, rudbeckia, white ruellia

What's blooming in other people's yards that I wish were blooming in mine: crepe myrtle (purple and white), Pride of Barbados, red yucca, coral vine, Texas sage


  1. Enjoyed your photos. I have a lot to learn in that regard as I'm still a newbie to blogging.

  2. Red yucca? that sounds intriguing! I have the regular white, but forgot to put it on my bloom day post. I'll have to look that up.

  3. Marcia, get yourself a good point-and-shoot (Canon PowerShot makes several) and start clicking away!

    Muum, the red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) is not a true yucca. The flower spikes are spectacular, and hummingbirds love them. Sadly, mine haven't bloomed this year. More here: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=hepa8

  4. Beautiful blooms! love the morning glories, Happy GBBD!


  5. Lovely yellows and pinks! You make everything look fresh and happy, Caroline.

  6. Absolutely stunning morning glories picture. And as far as I am concerned, the heads of grasses are blooms. Yours are beautiful.

  7. Love the morning glory photo and the yellow buddeleia is very nice as well.

  8. love the morning glories!! i have some climbing up the shade structure in my quickly dying veggie garden and can't wait for them to bloom! :)

    i want a red yucca too, but we are waiting until we start landscaping the very back of the property..;)

    happy GBBD!!!

  9. Gosh, Caroline! Looking at your blooms, one would never even know how hellish it is here. Very pretty! That dwarf canna is stunning.

  10. Thanks for the comments, everyone; I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. The pink and white morning glory vine is a newer variety called "Shiva", part of the "Something Old, Something New" " morning glory blend from Botanical Interests. (None of the heirloom varieties came up.) The yellow dwarf canna was purchased last year at Shoal Creek Nursery.

  11. Things do look hopeful in your garden, Caroline, especially that morning glory, I hope there is a crepe myrtle in your future!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  12. Caroline, the garden blooms are beautiful! It looks like your garden is doing well in spite of the high temps Texas is getting. Do get a crepe myrtle or two immediately! We saw them in the South and came home to IL and planted them. Have never regretted that decision. What great color. They are not used as much here as they are further south. We get lots of comments about them. They are not blooming yet, but the buds are there! ~~Rhonda

  13. Great blooms. The canna is a knock-out.

  14. everything looks so bright and cheerful!

  15. Oh, it is so beautiful. I wish I were there.~~Dee

  16. Lovely blooms - but I particularly like the morning glories - what a wonderful colour.

  17. Holy morning glory!! They look enormous!

    I love all the sunsetty colors! I believe that actual flowers are not the only "bloom". Love the spider web. I had a great one in my garden last year, but couldn't get a decent picture of it because they are so well camouflaged.

  18. Well, now I don't know if that's a Shiva morning glory or not! Apparently Shiva is more white than pink. Hmmm...I planted some morning glory seeds last year that never came up, maybe it's one of them? Unfortunately I don't recall what I planted last year - I thought I planted the old-fashioned blue variety!