Sunday, October 16, 2011

Garden Blogger Bloom Day

Hollyhock nigra apparently reseed at some point and is just now, for the first time this summer, blooming.

Nasturtiums were also slow to get going.

Abutilon Pink Parasol, on the other hand, blooms many months of the year.

This container of white wax begonias will soon die back to the soil, to return in the spring. These plants are in their 4th summer.
Other bloomers include two other abutilons, allysum, Solanum jasminoides,  bat faced cuphea, a pink and yellow hollyhock, cosmos, Italian sunflowers, several salvias, lavenders, strawberries, green beans, violas, dianthus, wishful-thinking tomatoes, Rosa Flower Girl, Rosa Demitasse, plumbago, and tulbaghia.

Having been out of town on the 15th, which is the official Garden Blogger Bloom Day, I played catch-up in the garden today. Although I took photos a day early I find myself posting a day late. But that means if you head over to May Dreams Gardens you will see what Carol has blooming. And you can check out Mr. Linky to see what is blooming all over the blooming world!


Fairegarden said...

Very pretty, Leslie. Lucky you with the Abutilon, one of my favorite flowers. A houseplant here. Ahhhh, California...


Gail said...

Hello Leslie. So much still happening in your garden...I, too, wish I could grow Abutilon outside. UH oh, maybe I need to be careful what I wish for~We might end up with freakishly warm winters:) gail

Commonweeder said...

Things still look beautiful in your garden. I gave up my abutilon this summer. I just could not conquer the scale.

Unknown said...

Love the abutilon, Leslie! The black hollyhocks reseed for me, too... and they're persistent buggers when you don't nip them out as seedlings. But SO beautiful. :)

Layanee said...

I love your perfect blooms. Pristine and beautiful.

scottweberpdx said...

Love the black Hollyhock...that's a great surprise!

hobetc said...

beautiful flowers

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~ Janey

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