Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday

Hello Everyone!  First of all, I'd like to welcome Tarasj to the blog.  Thanks for signing up, appreciate it! 

Well, it's that time of the week again, Bloomin' Tuesday - yoohoo!  The late summer blooms are in full swing while everything else is showing signs that fall will soon be here.  If you have an hour or so to spare, go check out all the other fab gardens over at jean's, there's always lots to see!


Every garden needs at least one coneflower and I'm loving my Coconut Lime.  Only one bloom so far this year, but given how my garden has been taken over by gophers, weasels and yes, even a skunk, I'm happy to have any flower bloom! ;-)

Another group of coneflowers, Snow White.  I hope these will last for a few more weeks.

Some fall mums for the container garden on my deck...helps to brighten things up as I slowly remove the other annuals.

This was a nice surprise, my Stargazer lily.  I bought bulbs from a catalogue three years ago and have only had one of the bulbs bloom...maybe they just needed a little more time to settle in??

My patio sweet peas have finally bloomed!  I planted them in May, which is no doubt too late as they took far too long to grow.  This variety is called Cupid's Pink and are meant to be short and bushy.

My nasturtiums have finally started blooming.  This variety is called Alaska.
This yellow beast is my rudbeckia...unknown variety purchased last fall at the garden centre.  I knew they would be tall, as the plant was approximately 4 feet when I bought it, but this is quite a surprise!  Over 6 feet tall...see how it is nearly as tall as my three year old columnar aspen right next to it??  Haha, I love it!

A slightly closer shot of the flowers.


  1. We've had weasels too and came face to face with one on our front porch this past weekend. The voles have been bad, too. Your garden looks lovely.

  2. Love the Coconut Lime and the patio sweetpeas. I couldn't fins that cone flower this year. I've never heard of patio sweetpeas. Very nice! Jean


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