Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer Blooms

I think I say this every week but my garden does continue to surprise me.  I found some plants blooming and I thought I would share them.

First I want to show your our Hibiscus or Rose of Sharon
This picture was taken while there was a light rain

The flowers are high on the plant.

The look like they are a lilac color before they open

With the sun shinning on the double flower they look very pink

This is a new plant to my garden so here it stands with one lovely flower.

I have always liked Gooseneck Loosestrife

I have a little white fence piece to hold it up when it starts flopping down.  I think the cat or dog may have something to do with some of my floppy plants.

I pinched back my pink geranium a while back and here it is full and beautiful again.  Notice my pink flamingo?  My sister gave that to me when I turned 55.  She said that this is necessary in a garden belonging to someone of my age.

This shrub is called Shrubby Hare's Ear or Bupleurum fruticosum
I think shrubby hare's ear works for me.

Ligularia dentata "Othello"
I think this plant should be moved to a shadier spot,  I was hoping that the surrounding plants would shade it sooner than they have.

My new Malva plant. 
I bought that after visiting my friend Kerri's garden and saw hers. 
 I had forgotten how much I like this plant.

This is called Cupids Dart or Catananche

It is hard to take a clear picture of it because the delicate flower is always moving, even in a slight breeze.

Well that is what I found this week bloomin in our garden.  I didn't even make it to the back garden to see if I missed something.  I'll have to check that out later, before the next Bloomin Tuesday.
I hope you enjoyed the brief tour and take a look at the other gardens linked on Bloomin Tuesday. 


  1. I have never seen a Gooseneck Loosestrife before. It really does look like a gooseneck!

  2. Hi Sherry! What beautiful flowers you have!! You must have a green thumb! Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Your pictures are so pretty. The Rose of Sharon is gorgeous and the Gooseneck Loosestrife is so unusual! Love it.

  4. Oh so pretty - everything. Love that malva and such a pretty color. i absolutely must have a flamingo. I saw them at the Dollar Store last month 2 for 10.00. Hope they still have some. Stunning Rose of Sharon.

  5. Beautiful blooms this week. I love the lavender blue of that Cupid's Dart.

  6. I wish I could grow Rose of Sharon here! everything looks great, love the loosestrife and that flamingo is cute too.

  7. I have a Rose of Sharon but it doesn't have the dark ring. Your is beautiful! I also like the malva. Great photos of interesting blooms. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

  8. Your Hibiscus is absolutely gorgeous. It must be a "double" or "ruffled" as mine don't look like that. Soon, the deer will be up to eat mine :(



  9. I really like Gooseneck Loosestrife. I have been looking for it for a few years, but can never find it in my area. Maybe it does not grow well in northern Michigan.???

    I really enjoyed seeing yours.

  10. My goodness your flowers are beautiful! Oh, I so need this to happen outside of my house...

  11. Lovin' your gorgeous blooms my friend! Beautiful1


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  13. Your blooms are beautiful, and I enjoyed the pictorial tour of your garden. I know that they must bring you great joy. Thank you for stopping by my post. We are indeed both blessed to have daughters who cherish their family treasures. Cherry Kay

  14. Hi Sherry, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Your flowers are just stunning! Thank you for sharing! Your blog is beautiful!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  15. Dang girl, I sure do wish I had your green thumb!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  16. Hi Sherry! Your flowers are just beautiful! Just wanted to come and sy hi and let ya know I am excited to be your swap partner!:)