Monday, March 16, 2009

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, a day late

cobalt salvia (salvia guaranitica cobalt) with silver ponyfoot

Hooray for some real rain last week! I couldn’t find time to post my pictures yesterday because I was outside doing more Spring veggie bed preparation while the ground was soft. Thanks again to Carol whose blog, May Dreams Gardens, shows many other garden bloggers’ blooms.

I’ve got some new-to-me blooms this month as well as some old reliables.

Spiders must like Society Garlic as much as I do.

delphinium (an annual)

Gasp--it's not all purple. Mexican honeysuckle (justicia spicigera) and Louisiana blue phlox.

"Mona lavender" (plectranthus Mona Lavender)


assorted phlox

victoria salvia (salvia farinaceae Victoria)

silver bush germander

allison mexican heather

trailing lantana

in the veggie garden: broccoli flowers

calendula, which are supposed to benefit veggie gardens


Lancashire rose said...

It looks as though your Mexican heather made it through the winter. Did you start the delphinium from seed or is this possibly the larkspur. I didn't think delphiniums grew well here although I know they sell them at the nursery.

Iris said...

I bought what was labeled as delphinium at the nursery on a whim, knowing it would probably only last a month or so. I couldn't resist!

renee said...

Your victoria salvia looks great; it's way ahead of mine. I like your broccoli blooms too -- such lovely little flowers -- and bees and other beneficials love em!

TexasDeb said...

Thanks for sharing your blooms. My 15th photos are sitting...waiting....I have yet to make the Bloom Day deadline even by a 24 hour grace period. Timing!!

Anonymous said...

I would never have guessed that broccoli could produce such pretty flowers!

David in Greensboro said...

Lantana already! Mine doesn't have a bit of new growth yet. Great photos. Go Longhorns--Beat Dook!

healingmagichands said...

I like the Mexican heather a lot. I don't think it is hardy in this zone but we get it in hanging baskets a lot.