Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What's Blooming in the Garden June 2017

I snapped a few pics in the back garden the other day and thought I'd share what's blooming right now. 

Spring and summer are full of colorful blooms. These are a few of my favorites...

It's normally way too hot for Impatients this time of year, but these seem to thrive under the shade of the bald cypress. We've had them for several years. This must be the perfect spot for them. My clover is several years old as well. It seems to like it here too. :) 

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 Don't you love my Ladybug Crossing sign?

The white Angelonia came back, even after a freeze last winter. The white ones seem to be a bit more hardy than the purple. And of course, my favorite...blue plumbago in the background. 


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One of the few purple Angelonia that survived the winter. 

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Yellow Esperanza...


Shrimp plant...


A few pretty Zinnias...


My hubby planted these blue flowers from seeds, but I can't remember what they're called. Is it Forget Me Nots? 



Here's a close up. For some reason, I think I remember seeing Forget Me Not seeds lying around. 



I love a good Marigold... 

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Some of you may have read about these on my IG post. I had about 30 minutes to run to the garden center to pick up some flowers for the banquet we hosted. I literally rushed in, saw these, loved them, discovered they were on sale half off, and plopped them into my cart without a second thought. I love the mixture of different color blooms in each pot. 

wishbone flower

Aren't they gorgeous? They weren't labeled and the garden worker wasn't sure what they were called, so I took to IG with my question. Almost immediately, several sweet friends told me they're called "Torenia" or "Wishbone Flower." I'm happy to report they're doing very well in our Houston heat. They're blooming like crazy and my Texas friends tell me they're very hardy. Sounds like a winner! 

Here are a few more of the Wishbone Flower...




One more of my Blue Plumbago, just because I love it so much. It's a constant bloomer from about March to January.


Hope you enjoyed this little tour of my garden. Wishing you all a wonderful day!

~Lisa 

8 comments:

  1. Lisa, I love your gardens. You have every color of flower. So many unusual ones. I love good old marigolds too. Actually some rabbit has eaten my petunias and left the marigolds. I may just plant them next year. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Lisa, your garden is just lovely, so many blooms and sooo far ahead of mine. The weather has been cold here and nothing wants to open. Hopefully this week, we'll get some color!

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  3. Girl, your gardens are always beautiful! Must be that south Texas humidity. :)

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  4. I ADORE your yard! I love that you have shard many heat tolerant plants...and I have bought many of them😊

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    1. Thanks, Jen! We're all about the heat tolerant varieties around here. :) I'm so glad you've been able to add some to your garden too! I hope they're doing well for you!

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  5. Your garden flowers are beautiful Lisa. Love the Torenia flowers so pretty.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  6. Everything looks so very beautiful! I didn't know forget me nots would do well in Texas. I'm pretty excited about that. I love them!

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  7. Everything is so pretty, Lisa. Your garden is as put together and attractive as your home! Love the pots, you have a real talent for making them look beautiful!

    Jane x

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