Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Bloomin' Tuesday


A happy Bloomin' Tuesday to you all! I'm a little late getting to my Bloomin' Tuesday post this morning. Blogging takes second place to more important things -- like taking a walk, smelling the roses, watching the grass grow -- during the summer. That's how it should be.


I have a little bit of everything for my Bloomin' Tuesday post today. This last year we had several storms that thinned our trees considerably. It looked like a war zone around here after an early snowstorm/ice-storm last fall.  Huge branches were torn off well-established trees as the heavy snow and ice mounted on the still leafy trees.  Since then we've had a number of wind storms that have thinned the trees even more. Although this has left our trees in a sad state, it has given our garden area some much needed sunshine! Our morning glories have perked up and are doing better than they have in years! Here we have our first morning glory blossoms...


As I've said before our spring this year was unusually warm. Blossoms and blooms are a full three weeks ahead of schedule. Yesterday I looked out my bedroom window and noticed a pink tint to our cherry tree. Looks like we'll have some ripe cherries in a couple of weeks!


Our peach trees bear fruit sporadically in our climate in Colorado. We seem to get a hard freeze in the late spring about once every third year, and on those years there's no fruit to be had. This year we are looking forward to a bumper crop...


One of my favorite flowers is the hydrangea, but I've never had one in my garden until this year. I finally realized a perfect spot for them and the three I planted are thriving...


Our clematis are out in full force right now. I cut my clematis down every fall 12 inches from the ground. If I forget to do it in the fall, then I do it early spring (like this year). To say they are fast growers is an understatement...


Wishing you a happy day!

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16 comments:

piece peace said...

Glorious! Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

stunningly beautiful..
thanks for showing us.

is growing clemitis difficult?

pasqueflower said...

Gorgeous! Love the clematis. What a day brightener.

Carla said...

Pardon me while I drool!! What pretty-ness!

Julie said...

I've never seen such a beautiful clematis. Purple flowers are my favorite. It is just so full!

shez said...

oh you have such a beautiful garden.xx

Pam said...

Love your morning glory! How do you keep it from taking over everything?

Deb said...

Wow! What a beautiful clematis! Love how healthy it is and esp the color. And your pink hydrangea is really pretty...Mine are all blue. I have white morning glories, and they definitely do overtake everything! Love your deep blue one...looks like it's in a good spot! Popping over from Bloomin' Tuesday; thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Darla said...

WOW! Your clematis is amazing! So many blooms! Love the morning glories too.

Debby said...

So very pretty!! Thanks for sharing

Bella said...

Hi Suzanne,
We had the same thing happen this year with the trees, an ice storm... the garden is thrilled for the extra sunshine:-) Something good outta something bad...
Your Climatis is an amazing burst of color, stunning!
Thanks for stopping by, I am your newest follower..
hugs,
Bella

Jean said...

Sorry for the loss of the tree but what a blessing for the garden! The clematis and hydrangea are both stunning! Jean

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Oh, I love trees for the shade, but then I have no flowering plants. :)
Sorry you lost the trees, but the blooms are gorgeous! Love the morning glorys.

gail

Suzanne said...

We didn't actually lose the tree -- the branches were just thinned out considerably! ;o)

Debie Grace said...

Your flowers are so lovely! I love hydrangea, too! I have it in my little garden but it's still small so it may take months for it to grow fully! :)

Becky Elmuccio said...

That clematis is gorgeous and the peaches look like they will be delicious!