Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Bloomin Tuesday-July 19th

What is happening in the garden this week?  With the  extreme heat   August flowers are making an appearance.
Sunflowers just starting,
Purple Buddleia,note how brown the grass is in the background, so dry here!

Black eyed Susan,


Lincoln Star Clematis  instead of the  usual soft pink with rose striping it  is this washed out  white with  pale pink stripe, thinking it is because of the   bright sun is making the colour fade badly.

Last fall fellow blogger and gardenere  Shady sent me some seeds , I planted them and   followed her suggestion   re using my  version of cloches ( Shady uses milk jugs, I used plastic containers) in November last year ....
Here is the Blackberry lily  baby,

Goldstrum Rudbeckia, 

the other plants coming could be Joe Pye Weed, Monarda or Purple Cornflower not able to identify it yet.....
So excited to  see these babies coming along.....

11 comments:

Racquel said...

Your August bloomers are very pretty, nothing says summer like Black-eyed Susans & Sunflowers. Congrats on your new seedlings. :)

~~Rhonda said...

The sunflowers are going to be beautiful! Thankfully, they love the heat, though I hope you get the needed rain before too long! It's always fun to plant seeds, isn't it? Such an amazing process. ~~Rhonda

Karen said...

Rosemary, you're just keeping up with your garden in this extreme heat too, aren't you? I can't imagine what these temps would be like if we hadn't gotten any rain. I'm hoping you'll see some soon, nice gentle rain that is, not the rough stuff.

All of your flowers are looking so beautiful despite the temps. We'll get through this and then soon it will be fall and then it will be w........ah, never mind, you know what comes next. Sometimes it's a wonder we try to garden at all, isn't it?

Zoey said...

How exciting to see the new seedlings emerge. Ah, black-eyed Susans and sunflowers - can fall be far behind? I think we will all welcome the cooler days.

Suzanne said...

Your photos and flowers are gorgeous. The picture of the sunflower made my heart sing! Love them!

Jean said...

What fun to watch new plants growing! My later plants are starting to bloom already too. By August there will be nithing left. Jean

daisy said...

Love black-eyed Susans and that purple lovely is a stunner!

Shady Gardener said...

Oh, Rosemary!! Yea!! Next year your blackberry lily will look great - and it will be tall and will flower.

I like the looks of the Rudbeckia! You will have plenty of this next year, too!!

Gardening! Sigh... :-)

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Rosemary, My garden is parched. And this heat is sucking the energy out of me. Time for a few days away! Your bloomers are looking great. So wish I had remembered to plant some sunflowers!

Deb said...

Love the little babies just starting! And I'm another sunflower lover, too.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Beautiful blooms! Glad to see your "babies" are doing well in the heat. I have brown, dried-out grass in the backgrounds of my pics as well ;o)

Thanks for sharing, and have a fabulous weekend.
Carla