Monday, June 15, 2009

Some Flower Pictures

Since my blog is primarily about gardening I thought I would show what's blooming. With these high temps and no rain I'm sure my blooms are going to be pooping out soon.I'm really loving this Rudbeckia. Sorry I have no idea which variety but it's just like a ball of sunshine.These lilies are new for me this year. They smell divine. I really like coreopsis. This is Creme Brulee. It blooms all summer long for me.This is another new plant for me this year. It's the Rudbeckia maxima. They are taller than me. These three daylilies are new for me too! Sorry I don't know the names. And lastly as you can see my hardy hibiscus is starting to bloom. It's definitely a favorite of mine.

Hope you enjoyed my blooms. I'm hopeful I'll have more before they all burn up.

Happy gardening everyone!



38 comments:

perennialgardener said...

Gorgeous blooms Susie. I love both of your new Rudbeckias. The first one is vibrant & has a nice mounding shape. :) Hope you get some rain soon so your flowers don't poop out. We had a nice shower this morning which was a nice thing to wake up to.

Mildred said...

What pretty flowers and so healthy Susie. How do you keep the leaves from being eaten??? Thanks for brightening my day!

Jesikarena said...

Great Pictures! Love the rudebecka (Spelling???) the top picture : )

Milah said...

Lovely flowers and nice varitey. I also love coreopsis, I have a few blooms getting ready to come out....soon it will be covered. I love how delicate they look and yet are very hardy.

Ashley ~ said...

Your flowers are beautiful*! I was going to try to decide which ones I liked best, but I can't pick a favorite when they're all so pretty*! _Ashley

Dorothy said...

All your flowers are beautiful and so healthy looking!! Love that first one!

Becky said...

Sissy....you flowers look absolutely gorgeous!!! I LUV all the different flavors you have. LOL LOL!!! NOW GET ON FACEBOOK SO I CAN TALK TO YOU!!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, Sounds like your weather is hot and dry. We've had little showers here and there, which keep us from being too hot.

Love your flowers--especially the lilies and daylilies. That maxima (Rudbeckia) is huge... Wow!!!

Have a great day tomorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginger said...

Susie,
Everything looks GREAT! I love the creme brulee coreopsis - never seen that before but it's such a nice buttery color!

Jacquie said...

You have a happy yard. I remember when I was a little girl there was a lady who lived down the street who had a yard full of flowers. She was always "working" in her yard... but now I realize she must've LOVED it.

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi Susie! You have some very lovely lilies! Your blog is fun to read!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love the rudbeckia maxima, I've never seen it before. Rudbeckia really is like a ball of sunshine. I can't wait to smell lilies here, yours are really pretty.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Always glad when you stop by my blog...I will have a new little grandson to introduce next week. I am so excited....Hope your week is good.

A. Joy said...

Thanks for showing your Rudbeckia! Ours has not bloomed yet and is still quite small so I'll enjoy yours while I wait. My favorite is the hibiscus - I think I need to go get one.

deedee said...

It is really cool to visit your garden and see flowers we don't see around here. Rudbeckia Maxima, is that hard to grow? What a unique looking flower!

NatureStop said...

What beautiful blooms in your garden!!.Really loved the daylilies.

Darla said...

Beautiful blooms Susie, and love the Hibiscus!! Do you collect the seed from it? I drag gardening hoses around to water........Yes, really.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Susie, that hibiscus is special! And so many blooms on it too! Love the yellows, and your daylilies are awesome. I've never grown such beauties. Lovely blooms in your garden.

Rose said...

It's hard not to love a daylily; yours are beautiful! I've never seen a rudbeckia that tall before--they're pretty impressive. Hope you get some rain soon. After days of watching the dark clouds pass us by, I woke up to a nice rainshower this morning, so I'm very happy:)

Darla said...

Are you kidding me? I would love to have seeds from your garden!!! I have seeds from the white Hibiscus that I showed today, you want some of those?

Jen said...

Looks like your weather has been perfect so far for your flowers..but I'm sure your TLC has helped them just as much.
enjoy!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love that daylily with the wine colored outline. Did you grow the rudbeckia from seed. It sure is pretty. I wanted to try Creme Brulee but couldn't find it locally. Yours has a creamier color than my Moonbean.
Marnie

Nancy said...

Susie, The flower pictures are gorgeous! Keep them coming. ;) Hope you have a wonderful day. Nancy

deedee said...

Thanks for getting back to me. I looked up that beautiful Rudbeckia maxima and it only grows in zones 4-9. I'm in zone 13. I guess I'll enjoy it through pictures on your blog.

George said...

I enjoy all your blooms. These are all so lovely and I find it hard to believe that you are expecting even more blossoms. It looks as if your garden survived your trip with no problems.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Beautiful blooms Susie! I have cream brulee too..love them! I saw the comment about no bugs..how DO you manage that? Slugs and pill bugs are eating everything!

Leedra said...

Your weather is hot and dry and we continue to have lots of rain and storms everyday. If the daylilies ever get any sunshine they will have lots of blooms due to the all the rain we have had while the buds are setting.

One time I bought 2 hardy hibiscus. The dinner plate size, one white and one deep red. Planted them next to each other. They both turned white. Have since been told the white is dominate in hardy hibiscus. They were a little late in telling me, by then I knew it on my own.

Susie said...

Marnie I didn't grow these rudbeckia from seed. They came from the nursery where I work. I've tried growing them from seed but didn't have much luck. I may have to try that again some day.

Linda-I don't really know why the bugs aren't too bad on my plants. I keep the beds mulched with pine straw, maybe that helps?!?!? Unfortunately the bugs are eating on my veggies.

Miss Sandy said...

Sweet Susie your garden is delightful! I am trying my best to learn about plants and would love to eventually have a three season garden, right now I have a "right now" garden going, which means what I have right now is in bloom, when It quits I will have spent stalks!

jen said...

Everything looks beautiful Susie!!

night night!

Jen

Anna Colleen said...

Delightful blooms.

Kelly said...

...you have a beautiful blog! I love all your flowers and your music too! ...a creative layout as well! All of your hiking is amazing...

Cathy said...

Hi Susie,

I just finished laying down three yards of mulch in my tiny little garden. Totally exhausted but so worth it. Love your garden photos.

Stop by my blog for an awesome French style "give-away".

xo Cathy

Thistledew Farm said...

Awesome! Love the garden, love the plants - I'm like you, know the basic name but can't keep track of the variety.

Daisy said...

Beautiful blooms, Susie! I enjoyed seeing them all. :D

Beth said...

Loved the Rudbeckia - what a nice compact size too.

Coreopsis has a hard time thriving here. I can't see to get one to survive over the winter and I've tried a few varities.

Terri said...

I love your blooms - they are gorgeous! Hopefully the heat won't burn them out too soon, and maybe we can send the rain your way!

TC said...

You've chosen good plants that don't mind a little dry spell, they look great too. (I hope y'all get some heat relief soon!)