Saturday, June 15, 2019

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, June 2019

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7b

A recent purchase, Wax Begonias for my front porch. At the same time I bought three hanging baskets of Geraniums, but they are not in flower today.

Althea, Rose of Sharon, is a large shrub, or you might call it a small tree!


Gardenia shrub, very aromatic

My Gladiolas are just beginning to bloom. I bought a package of mixed color bulbs last year..

.. and I can hardly wait to see which colors bloom next!

Coneflower 'Pow Wow Wild Berry' has a multitude of buds ready to open.

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa.

Just about everyone here has Day Lilies in their yards, and if you drive out in the country you may see them growing beside the road ditches (lovingly called Ditch Lilies!)

Bleeding Heart Vine, Clerodendrum thomsoniae. This is a tropical vine that I grow in a pot so that I can move it indoors in the colder months.

male American Goldfinch and two females, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 13, 2019
And if you would like to have the music of birdsong in your garden, provide food and water.

They enjoy a cool drink of water on a hot day just as much as we do!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  1. ...things to look forward to here.

  2. Lucky you to have goldfinches in their colorful full summer dress. They are long gone from here. I do love that wax begonia - need to get me one!

  3. Lovely little birdies...those Gladiolus shade is eye catchy...Although I have bad luck growing Gladiolus but have been there admirer for years.

  4. Lovely post! I really like that Bleeding Heart vine.

  5. I love that bleeding heart vine. We never dug our glads last year (long story) and it appears two overwintered - can't wait to see if they grow and bloom. I enjoyed yours-both are so pretty. Happy GBBD.

  6. I actually bought (from a seed saver site) some rhizomes of plain ol' ditch lilies! They are just about ready to bloom, and have already put up new plants. Fortunately, they are planted they can multiply.

  7. Your garden looks so good! I just have a bit of color here in there, but it's not bad considering it's winter!
    My Corner of the World

  8. Love your tropical bleeding heart! What a beautiful garden.

  9. Your gladiolas (especially the first one) are beautiful.

  10. Wow, what a grand bunch of photos...I must say I so love the glads. And then you ended on such a high note with all the goldfinches.

  11. Spectacular Gladiolas. I hope my glads are as happy as yours when they bloom here in Virginia.


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