Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday: 04/21/09

Angel Wing Begonia bloom-loving this draping action...



21 Indian Paintbrushes-almost gone
(my sweetheart gives me Indian Paintbrushes for our anniversary, one for every year-I will be shaking the seeds in the yard in hopes of starting my own stand of my favorite flower),
new little bottle for little weed flower bouquets-today full of dandelions,
and a newbie...





I took the Jack-N-Beanstalk vine out of the peek-a-boo pot,
it will go outside this week...



And put my new orchid in to enjoy in the kitchen window ...



Den. Orchid NOID, fragrant, I will call her "21" (for our 21st Anniversary)
Loving the light green and purple blooms:)


Out my front door:
orange pot-new combo,
black pot-tropical pot (cut WAY back),
orange urn-Maple Sugar Hibiscus,
gray pot-see the purple iris?!?!?!, white pot-mint and snaps...


All new babies:)
On the left fancy Zonal geraniums...



New combo:
Sunbini-Sanvitalia, creeping zinnia, yellow blooms, green foliage, full sun, 6-10", not hardy, full sun;
Purple Clover-Oxalis vulcanicola, yellow blooms, 6-10", full sun, not hardy


I decided the asparagus ferns needed some jazzing up this year (on the steps), so I added geraniums, hopefully three different colors
(all my geraniums were found on clearance at Lowe's:)


Oxalis in bloom-love my purple clover:)


Ebb Tide Rose-very different bloom from last year, but I noticed my purple roses (which are repeats) have different shades depending on the coolness of the weather.
BUT Ebb Tide here looks just like my Midnight Blue rose. hmmmmmm...


This boat is currently full of 3 Midnight Blue Roses, a Wine Cup Rose, and onions.
Up front that messy onion is a walking onion in the process of making baby onions from its bloom. The bloom turns into baby onions, gets heavy, falls over, and roots, 'thus walking onion'. All the rest are big sweet onions (which are doing GREAT!!). I will be adding rose moss later. Don't these purple rose blooms look like that Ebb Tide???


Wednesday-is my planned yard work day-I can hardly wait!
Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!
I'm joining MsGreen "thumb" Jean for Bloomin' Tuesday! Come join in or see others!

19 comments:

Darla said...

You have a lot of great things going on! I love the combo containers!!

Ginger said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the boat full of flowers!

Teri C said...

You have such beautiful blooms inside and out! Love all those colors.

char72 said...

What lovely pictures of beautiful flowers. I'd never heard of Bloomin' Tuesday before. Good idea.
Have a great week.
Charlotte

TJ said...

Beautiful! I love the colors on the orchid! And outside looks so warm & inviting.

MindyLew said...

I just love the new fresh blooms and scents of spring. It is whent he colors come back and the birds start to chatter more!!

perennialgardener said...

I love your collections of container plantings & the boat is a clever idea for a planter too. ;) That rose is gorgeous, I've never seen that shade of purple before. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday Carla. Enjoy your day in the garden tomorrow!

Jean said...

There's a whole lot of bloomin' going on there. Everything looks great! Jean

Suzanne said...

Looks like you've got plenty of sun in your neck of the woods. Gorgeous blossoms and I especially love the orchid.

Becca's Dirt said...

What a lovely show of your blooms. Gorgeous flowers you have. I love all of them. Happy gardening...

Brenda said...

I always feel good after I've finished planting. A job well done sort of feeling. I like your combinations and what you've already got arranged together. You're going to have a very pretty garden.
Brenda

Wolf said...

LOVE all your flowers! can't wait to get mine going.

orchids are my favorite flower. i've never been able to keep them alive though...

MoziEsmé said...

These are all so pretty - I want your green thumb!

That reminds me - I need to go water my three little pots today - seeds planted but nothing showing yet... See ya!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What's that "newbie", it's purple and you know how I love purple.
I love the boat planted full of everything!

Grammy said...

Your new new orchid is gorgeous ! I love all you blooms. It is defiantly spring in your neck of the woods.

Paula said...

Ooooh! Love the pots! thanks for sharing - makes me want to go dig in the dirt some more.
Paula from Idaho

Zaroga said...

You have such beautiful plants and flowers.

Lisa Loo said...

You are the green thumb goddess!!! I feel all ready for spring now!! Thanx for the post!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Carla, I love seeing photos of your plants. They look healthy and happy! The orchids look great too!