Here's What's Blooming and Not Blooming at my House!

Friday, August 1, 2014

I love flowers and plants and gardening! It's therapeutic in some strange, indescribable way. I think it may be something I inherited, since I come from a long line of gardeners. Anyway, I thought I would share with you what is blooming in my yard right now, but also what is not blooming. I enjoy non-blooming plants and trees every bit as much as the flowering one. They all bring me joy!
I have three varieties of Althea's and they are enjoying the cooler/wetter summer we are having. The solid white is my favorite, but pictures never capture its beauty. Aren't they each lovely! Do you see that great big bumble bee digging into the one on the left? I have lot's of bumbles this year!
This is my new favorite flower... Limelight Hydrangeas! I mail-ordered these last spring, bare root, and they sprung up and bloomed beautifully in the first summer. They survived the winter and are back bigger and better. I'm anticipating they will continue to grow and fill in the space. I love all the delicate petals that make up the giant pinnacles. Gorgeous!!
 The Mexican Petunias are doing their thing and the bee's are loving it. They can really take the heat and will bloom until frost.
Crepe Myrtles are a must! I can always count on them, which is why I have 10 on my property (6 different colors).
And now a few of the non-blooming features... elephant ears, variegated privet, old fashioned variety of dusty miller (...or at least that's what we call it!), ferns and my old standby... rosemary. Rosemary makes a great in-ground plant which is an evergreen, so I have beautiful large shrubs year round and it's always available for cooking and they live for years and years! (Did you spot some heart rocks in this picture?)

I hope you've enjoyed this little tour around my yard!

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His loving kindness toward those who fear Him.

As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:11-13

Wishing you God's best,

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  1. Lovely garden. My hydrangeas are starting to bloom as well. love your mexican petunias and hydrangeas!

  2. Thanks, Christine! Don't you just love them?

  3. Very cute blog, Elaine! The Limelights are my favorite hydrangeas. Mine just started blooming and I'm trying to decide whether to cut them off to put them in a vase or leave them on the bush to just look pretty :)

    1. Thanks, Pam! I always have the same dilemma... to cut or not to cut. I hope you will visit again!

  4. Your flowers are beautiful! I love those hydrangeas!! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday.

    1. Thank you for visiting! I hope you will stop by again. I am also crazy about hydrangeas!


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