What’s Flowering in My Garden You Ask?

OK, maybe you didn't, but what gardener doesn't want to see flowers in bloom?  Here's a quick look around at the blooms of my garden for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day hosted by Carol and May Dreams Gardens! The bees always love the coneflowers. Blackberry lily. Orange cosmos which is great for pollinators and beneficial insects. A ditch lily with a double flower. Native elderberry in bloom! Gladiolas Hosta 'June' in bloom! Threadleaf coreopsis A Red Rose Spirea in bloom Tall Garden Phlox in our front garden. What's blooming in your garden?

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Tennessee Blooming in May

Today is the 15th of the month which means that it is also Garden Bloggers Bloom Day hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens.  Stop by to see a bounty of blooms from across the blogosphere.  Today here are a few things that are blooming in my Tennessee Garden. The irises are taking the stage. 'Loop the Loop' Unkown variety - smells like grapes! 'Caesar's Brother' 'Solar Fire' Iris Our snowball viburnum is in full bloom.  This plant gets huge clusters of blooms every year.  Another unknown iris.  I like the burgundy and yellow combination of colors. Our new peonies are blooming.  'Wladyslawa' Salvias, catmint and many others are also blooming strong! What is blooming in your garden?

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What’s Blooming in The Home Garden in February?

It's been a while since I joined in with Garden Blogger's Bloom Day so I thought I'd share you a little of what is blooming in the gardens around our home.  For our garden this year it's the usual suspects who are in flowering.  Daffodils, crocuses, and winter jasmine are coming along strong while other early spring/late winter flowers are just beginning their bloom cycle. Let's take a look! February Plants in Bloom: The daffodils all over the yard are in bloom. My hellebore flowers need to some help from the gardener - too many surrounding weeds. Yellow and purple crocuses. Winter jasmine is always fun to have blooming when few other plants are.  Our jasmine has been blooming for about a month. Hyacinths are beginning their bloom cycle. Soon their fragrance will be all over the garden! Not the most perfect of pansies but it is blooming! Inside the…

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Flowering in Fall

Fall is well known for its colorful foliage that paints the country each year but there's still lots to appreciate among the flowering plants!  Here's a few of our current blooming flowers from the garden.  Some don't have much longer to go until the frost declares an end to the show. The 'Clara Curtis' mums put on a spectacular show by our front walkway each year.  They get a little large and spread via rhizomes so make sure you have space for them before you plant.  These are one of the last blooms in our garden to show off every year. Sure makes for a good finish! The 'Sheffield Pink' mums look so similar to the 'Clara Curtis' that the only reason I know the difference is because I know where I planted them! Gaillardia or Blanket Flower is a great repeat bloomer that keeps going thorough out the summer…

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August in Bloom in My Tennessee Garden

With summers in Tennessee you never know exactly what your going to get.  Usually you expect dry and hot.  That's a pretty safe bet.  But lately the temperatures have reminded me of fall.  The scents are on the wind.  Fall blooming plants like goldenrod and ironweed are beginning to flower.  The smell of fall is in the air - but summer isn't over yet.  When you add to the more pleasant weather with the rains that have been coming down on a somewhat regular basis you end up with a pretty nice climate for gardening!  Since things have been shaping up in the garden let's take a look around at what is in bloom. Garden Blogger's Bloom Day August 2012 Let's start with the rose pictures!  This rose is a double knockout that really needs a better spot in the sun.  It does seem pretty happy here with morning sun…

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Three Favorite July Flowers

It's always nice to have a few flowers that are so extremely reliable that you can count on them even during the most awkward periods of weather.  Recently it's been raining which has been helping us recover from our drought but these flowers were doing great in the drought conditions.  Let's take a look! Orange cosmos is always a standout.  I haven't planted it in a while.  Cosmos is a prolific self sower, but not to the extreme that the beautiful orange flower can't be controlled.  It's a great flower for attracting beneficial insects!   'Black and Blue' salvia gets fairly large and spreads by its roots but will always have a place in my garden.  I've always been a big fan of salvia in general (see my posts Salvias of Fall or How Much Salvia is Enough?) but Black and Blue stands out to me with its dark stems…

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September Colors in Bloom

It's been a couple months since I've participated in Garden Blogger's Bloom Day so I figured I was due for a post! Amazingly despite a summer of neglect the garden has quite a few reliable blooms to share. If you like to think on the positive side you could consider the neglect as a test of what thrives with or without the gardener in less than ideal growing conditions! Here's what's blooming this September in my garden: Orange Cosmos - Self-sown  Red Perennial Mums - a returning favorite! California poppy. The color orange again! Rudbeckia 'Cappuccino' - a little orange here too. Garlic chives Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'! A great fall blooming shrub. Gaillardia Zinnias! Purple Butterfly Bush More purple from the naturally growing ironweed (Vernonia). And of course a favorite fall blooming native plant: Goldenrod! Enjoy more blooms at Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!

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July and Some Summer Blooms

To say that this month has been difficult is an understatement. My time in the garden has been minimal and its current state is more akin to a wild meadow (and that's being kind) than a well tended garden at the moment. Fortunately we still have some very reliable blooming flowers to show for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. I've included some links to my previous posts about these flowers that you are more than welcome to visit. If not just enjoy the blooms! Pink Gladiolas Celosia Russian Sage (Propagate Russian Sage, More on Russian Sage) Blue Morning Glory Pinkish-Purplish Crape Myrtle (Propagate Crape Myrtle) Purple Homestead Verbena (More on Purple Homestead Verbena, How to Propagate Purple Homestead Verbena) Lots of Zinnias! Red Zinnia Pink Zinnia Yellow Zinnia Sunflower! Garden Blogger's Bloom Day is sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

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April is for Awesome Blooms!

Spring is hitting us full force right now in mid April. Flowers are blooming everywhere! The mailbox garden is covered in spring time flowers and in just about every other garden is a spot of color to talk about. This post is plant and garden photo heavy so be prepared! April Blooms in the Mailbox Garden We'll start the garden tour with the mailbox garden! It's changed a lot over the years but still has some of the same plants like: 'May Night' salvia Creeping Phlox with Pansies 'Homestead Purple' Verbena'Homestead Purple' Verbena is a staple in my garden and is propagated every year to spread around as a filler. Creeping Phlox, Dianthus, 'May Night' salvia, Verbena in a wider photo shot. The Front Gardens More Creeping Phlox Golden Ragwort The Corner Shade Garden 'Constellation' DogwoodIt's a sterile hybrid of the Japanese dogwoods (Cornus kousa) and our native Cornus florida.…

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March in Color

Everyday new flowers and blooms are coming to our garden this March. Spring is officially here, even if the calendar doesn't agree. We still have a good chance of frost between now and mid April but so far everything is looking grand! The maple trees have bloomed although many people don't stop to observe them. The willows are growing catkins and in general the flowers are going wild! I spent a great deal of my weekend in the garden and not only enjoy the scents of the hyacinths but also the smell of the dirt. That old familiar smell I missed so much over the winter. I bet we all did.  Coneflowers are beginning to sprout leaves along with hostas, rudbeckia, and many many others. It's a great time to get out and garden! If you follow The Home Garden on Facebook you might recognize this crocus photo from yesterday.…

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