Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bloomin' Tuesday...


I'm a little late with my Bloomin' Tuesday post today. I was out working in the garden most of the morning. The feature today is a flower bed off our patio that we fill with impatiens. Earlier this year I planted a kabillion baby impatiens in this area. Here's a photo to help you remember...


Even though it always looks skimpy right after I plant it, within a couple of month it fills in beautifully! Here's a look at that flower bed this morning...



Even though impatiens are small flowers, they fill in and grow so dense that they become a mass of color in any garden. These photos really don't do them justice. They are gorgeous!

I've often mentioned the morning glories in my garden and I always receive a variety of concerned responses from people who live in more moderate climes. They're always surprised that I would actually plant morning glories, when they are a such a noxious week in their areas. First, these morning glories are not the typical, "binding" weed that invades your garden. These are a cultivated variety of morning glory with big, beautiful, vibrant colored flowers. However, I would imagine in many mild climates that even this version of morning glory could get out of control. In Colorado, however, they completely die back every fall. The next Spring the fallen seeds from the summer before reseed, but they are easy to control by just pulling out the little shoots that you don't want. They're one of my favorite flowers. This year I didn't have to plant any. They were all volunteers! I train my morning glories to climb up tall garden stakes that we've made into the shape of teepees. The last few weeks the vines have been growing, but soon the growth will slow, the flowers will become more numberous and the teepees will become covered in flowers...




Each morning when I go out to water, their happy little faces greet me, and I feel blessed.






 Linked to:
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean's
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes


8 comments:

Darla said...

Gorgeous and so tidy. I agree with you about morning glories, they are easy to control if you are diligent.

sofietjes handwerken said...

nice flowers realy i love flowers.
Greetings sofie

marie said...

The impatiens are beautiful - I love how they filled in that area. I've never grown morning glories. Those little teepees are wonderful...might have to give those a try!

Pam said...

I love morning glories, but my husband hates how invasive they are. Thanks for linking up!

Comeca Jones said...

Beautiful!

Jean said...

Suzanne, Your impatients are lovely as always. I love your water feature! Can't wait to see the teepees in full bloom! Jean

Chris said...

Your impatients are indeed gorgeous! I love impatients and actually have them all over our yard (we have mostly shade). Can you believe I didn't have to buy a single bedding plant this year! They reseeded so well that I have them all the way around the side and back of our yard and I transplanted many of the baby plants into my window boxes that line our deck...sooo pretty. If I had a blog I would post a picture of them for Bloomin' Tuesday! :)

Debie Grace said...

They are so pretty!! :)