Monday, August 3, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday: 08/04/09

We have had tons of rain (Big Smile) and my plants are loving it!!!
(so are the weeds)
The poke berry plants has just about covered the potted plants I plant on using in the wedding. But the contrasting colors are wonderful.

So I decided to pull the potted plants to give them a chance to straighten up.

I put them on the walkway (for the week),
you can see further on the secret garden is growing wild.
My wagon will be in the wedding also.
Can't wait to see how the girls decorate it.

Wow, this poke berry really needs to be trimmed, see the holes where I pulled the pots?
You can barely see the other large pots.
Yep, Mr. Poke Berry is getting a serious trim.

My new lantana plants are doing well, and blooming, totally loving the rain!!
There are three different ones in this photo.

The moon plant has really spread, look at all the 'candles' ready to bloom.
Wish we had this size plant at my mom's for the wedding.
It is an evening wedding, and this baby really blooms like crazy with sweet citrus blooms in the evening.
Also there is pink Turk's cap, and yellow lantana here.

Currently my fleece flower, Red Dragon, is really growing.

Now I remember why I planted the obedience plant in front of this grouping, since it is a sprawler.
Fleece flower, and sweet spire on the left, then obedient plant

The obedient plant started out tall, then was weighted down by the blooms, and falls.
But then it turn up and blooms.
AND blooms along the fallen stem.
You really get more blooms that way.

Just masses of loose purple blooms. Star of my yard now.

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!
I'm joining MsGreen "thumb" Jean for Bloomin'" Tuesday! Come join in or see others!


Unknown said...

Plants are looking great! The star of your yard looks spectacular! Sheer beauty~~ I'm envious!!! Also liked the lantana shot with your cat.

Becca said...

I think my obedient plant is about to bloom! Happy wedding day! It would be so lovely to have that moon flower blooming during the ceremony. The scent is just wonderful.

Anya said...

Lovely green shots ^__^
Very beautiful post.

Gail said...

Absolutely beautiful. I do not think the rain did all that, I think you had a hand in it too.

Jean said...

Everything is gorgeous! Your plants are really going strong. I hope everything blooms just when you need it to for the wedding. Jean

kesslerdee said...

Wow! Do you ever have some gorgeous blooming going on!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed your lovely blooms. You are brave, growing obedient plant. It looks like a wonderful setting for a wedding in your last post.

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