Thursday, July 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - July 2010

Here's a few hardy souls, blooming through this hot Texas summer.

Old-fashioned "ham 'n eggs" lantana.
Lantana

New-fangled trailing yellow lantana.
Lantana

"Sapphire Showers" duranta.
Sapphire Showers duranta

Prairie verbena.
Prairie verbena

Turk's cap.
Turk's cap

Echinacea.
Coneflower

Wow, enough of that--it's hot! Back inside for an ice-cold margarita. Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD!

Words and photos © 2009-2010 Caroline Homer for "The Shovel-Ready Garden". Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

11 comments:

  1. Love your photos! Just beautiful... especially the turk's cap... Larry

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  2. Nice.....I have been wondering what the new cutting is that's blooming in my garden from a neighbor, now I know it's Turk's Cap, thanks!!

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  3. Malvaviscus drummondii (M. arboreus var. drummondii) to be exact - Turk's cap is a favorite of hummingbirds, too.

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  4. It's hot & humid out there, ain't it? This is the time of year to observe the garden from the cool side of the window glass. Enjoyed the pictures.

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  5. Amazing that the flowers can still keep blooming in this heat and humidity, but they do. You have some very tough plants.

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  6. It's hot here, too. I appreciate you braving the heat to show us some of your blooms again!

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  7. Love that turk's cap - what a fun flower!

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  8. i saw you were asking about the problem with your rosemary. I believe it is the tiny pink moth which lays its eggs on thyme and rosemary. Happens every year and can kill the whole plant. Only answer is early spray with bt.

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  9. Yes, it's margarita time in Texas. Beautiful plants. I simply must find a spot for that duranta!

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