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5/15/2008

GBBD: Flowers Galore

african moon and pansy
Dimorphotheca aurantiaca 'African Moon' and Pansy


I know I've said it before but this month I have the most blooms out of all the months I have participated so far. There are tons and a few in bud. If all the daylilies were blooming I would have so much more.

Thank you to Carol from May Dreams Gardens for putting together Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Make sure to check out her page and all the wonderful garden bloggers that participated this month.

african moon
african moon
Dimorphotheca aurantiaca 'African Moon' about to open


dianthus pinocchio
Dianthus Pinocchio


godetia
Godetia half blew off from last night


knotweed
The ever blooming Knotweed


phlox of sheep
Phlox 'Phlox of Sheep'


columbine
White Columbine


white petunia
petunias
White Petunias


mt fuji morning glory
mt fuji morning glory
mt fuji morning glory
mt fuji morning glory
Mt Fuji Morning Glory. This just opened up today. It's a mutant it's so large. I have seen the blooms before and this is like a two in one. This is also the first bloom that hasn't torn when it has opened.


sweet pea bijou
The only bijou mix sweet pea to bloom so far

candytuft
Candytuft

laura bush petunia
laura bush petunia
Laura Bush Petunias

periwinkle
Madagascar Periwinkle

celosia
Celosia

snapdragons
Pink Snapdragons

red petunias
Red Petunias

barbara karst bougainvillea
Barbara Karst Bougainvillea

armeria
Armeria formosa

cocktail vodka begonia
The ever blooming Cocktail Vodka Begonia

gaillardia
Gaillardia Razzle Dazzle Bud

daylily buds
daylily bud
Daylily Buds. Sadly the buds for what I think might be Abstract Art broke off from the winds the last two nights.

hibiscus
Hibiscus Rose Bud

grape hyacinth
Grape Hyacinths. These are very late and don't bloom all that well once they open.

17 comments:

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Wow! So many lovely pictures - I've really enjoyed them all! And that Morning Glory - it's unbelievably beautiful! Did you sow it from seed?
Happy GBBDay! /Katarina

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures. You have a great patio garden!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Blooms galore indeed! How nice to see so many flowers on your blog today. That morning glory is simply smashing!

tina said...

You do have alot of photos and plants. I like the picture of the knotweed best. Don't like the plant but the pic is super great!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Wow! You really do have blooms galore! Great job making the most of your space.

Lance said...

Wow! That morning glory really is stunning. Around here it grows like a weed and I'm forever pulling it up lest it strangle my tomato plants. But that, that's a thing of beauty.

Jane Marie said...

You have one heck of a camera and a great eye for photography.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that morning glory is absolutely precious.

arlene,
Lakewood flowers

ricki said...

Your photos are beautiful, and I'm thinking that the background color sets them off to perfection.

rusty in miami said...

Wow those are great pictures, I can never do good close-up. I like the Dianthus, I never seen that color

Annie in Austin said...

Vanillalotus, once again you amaze us with what you can do with a containerized garden - so many delicately lovely flowers!

I especially loved the way you led us through the colors by arranging the individual flower photos according to color and intensity. I've read that the poet Celia Thaxter did something like this with arrangements of annual Shirley poppies for her artist friends.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Carol said...

I'm always amazed thinking about all you grow in containers. Beautiful blooms and a lot of variety, too.

Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

garden girl said...

Priscilla, you have so may beautiful things blooming in your balcony garden! Your photos are wonderful.

gintoino said...

You managed to have so many blooms in your balcony garden. How wonderfull.
I have the Armeria maritima, but that A. formosa is such a beauty

Wicked Gardener said...

Beautiful pictures. Especially the Armeria formosa, which looks like it could be the cover of a botanical text book.

ladyluz said...

A great selection, VL. You and Mother Nature have achieved a heck of a lot.

Lets Plant said...

I think I just found my new favorite flower,Mt Fuji Morning Glory. Very amazing detail in the pictures!!