Monday, August 09, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday...

There's not a lot of blogging going on in my neck of the woods. Last week we had a houseful of visiting kids and grandkids and the party continues this week. (There's no better excuse for ignoring a computer!) I do, however, have a few sewing and craft ideas simmering on the back burner that I will share with you when things quiet down next week.

Once again it's time for Bloomin' Tuesday and I have a few photos to share. This first photo features my morning glories. Each year I form a "tent" out of poles for my morning glories to climb. Most years by August these tents are covered in blooms. This year is a sorry year to showcase them because they are struggling. We had such a cool spring and late start to summer that they didn't start sprouting until late. Still, you'll get the idea with this picture...

Here's how they look in a "normal" year...

I also have morning glories planted by our fence. They climb up twine that I string along the fence...

My roses are making a comeback and we've got more luscious buds and blooms...

Last year I planted some hosta plants next to our fence. This area had always been a trouble spot. It's a shaddy, soggy spot and in the past I haven't been able to get anything to grow in that location. The hostas survived the heat of last summer, and this summer they are thriving. Hostas love cool wet spots so this is an ideal area for them. A couple of months ago I planted some impatiens between each hosta and they are doing well too...

That's all I've got this week!
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15 comments:

Jan LaFollette said...

Love the velvety look of Morning Glory, I planted seeds about five years ago and I still have volunteers....think I may replant them next year. Your garden looks like it is thriving and well loved.

perennialgardener said...

Like Jan I'm still getting volunteers from seeds I planted a few years ago. I love Morning Glories but in my neck of the woods they will take over and fast. Your roses are looking gorgeous. :)

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Your roses are beautiful. This must be the week to showcase morning glories. Your post is the second one in a row with pictures of morning glories :-)

Green Willow Pond said...

I too love morning glories, but didn't get any planted this year. I like to grow them at the base of our deck and let them climb up the side and around the railing. I love the way you are growing yours. I don't have a fence, but that tower is very cool.

Zoey said...

Your MG's are so pretty. I have not grown them in a few years. I would love to have blue MG'S growing up my arbor. I tried once, but they never made it up very far. Maybe I will attempt it again next year.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful morning glories. I should do me a trellis like that. Your roses are very pretty.

Sherry said...

I love the morning glories. I have a tent shaped stake and there is nothing growing on it this year. Thanks for the inspiration. I have enjoyed taking a little tour of your blog.

shannon i olson said...

Oh those morning glories,, even though they make me made spreading all over the place, they sure are pretty.

Jean said...

Love the multicolored morning glories! What a great variety of roses. I can't pick a favorite. Jean

Terrell said...

WOW Those are beautiful! They almost look as if a little light is in the middle of them....just sooo colorful!

Melissa said...

I adore morning glories but haven't grown them since I had three years of fails in a row. The plants thrived but never bloomed and I discovered it was common around here and no one knows why!!

Alea said...

I love your morning glories! Mine are really lagging this year. They are not even 3 feet high yet.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Suzanne,
Your morning glories don't look all that behind last years. Ours are behind, too, but lately, have taken off, and are growing pretty fast now.

Your roses and hosta are pretty, too.

Thanks for your nice comment on my post. I like your photos, too.

Greenearth said...

Beautiful flowers.

Victoria said...

Just stopped by to say hi! Anna at Yards and Yards showed some of your work. I love the little girl tote and your pillows, very nice.

Your morning glories look great, ours have been coming back every year from seed and we always scatter them around the yard. It was late start for planting here in Southern Oregon also.