Sunday, July 12, 2009

Crazy Plants

My plants are all going crazy with the mild weather we have been having here this summer. This hibiscus was not loving all the rain we had, but now that we're getting some sunny days, it's blooming like mad.
I have no idea what this purple flower is, but I like it. I have a huge pot of it on my deck.
My black eyed susan vine in it's ever-expanding glory. I have to watch it because it keeps trying to make "friends" with all the other plants nearby. It's tried to choke every one of its neighbors. Maybe the Latin name for this should be "strangulata". Ok, I know nothing about Latin, for all I know that means something dirty, so I apologize in advance if it's offensive.
This one reminds me of a big church hat.
The double petunia is even starting to look sort of nice. I picked this out for the color combination, and finally the purple flowers have come back after a long absence. The orange and pink look better together when the purple is there too. I love the little lantern hanging down, though I haven't even lit it yet this year.
Here is the mini garden I planted out front. It's sideways and I don't know how to turn it... but you get the idea. I love the little red Gerbera daisies, but the rabbits keep coming by and munching them off. Then they just leave them lay. I guess they are not as tasty as they look.
The New Guinea Impatien and some mini wave petunias are trying to hide the gas line. It's a valiant attempt, but would take a large bush to accomplish.
I'm back to work tomorrow and will be looking at this every day, it's the view from my desk chair. It may not be a spectacular view, but it brightens my day. Have a great week everyone!


marty39 said...

Oh wow, all of your plants are just growing like weeds and blooming like mad. I love them all. I think your view is dynamite. I would love it. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Hey!! Where have you been, girlfriend??!! I love seeing your plants, especially the monster blackeyed susan vine (I had never seen them as a vine before yours. I'd love to get one next year, but I will use caution what I hang it next to!!).

I like what you have in front too. Believe me, we are ALL trying to hide something!! ;-) Gerbera daisies have always been a problem for me. Sometimes the flowers just snap off~the stems are bery brittle. And for some reason, I get a few blooms on each plant and that is the end~no new ones.

It's always fun to see what you have growing. I hope your work week goes by fast~although you have a nice little window to look out and daydream!!


Dirt Princess said...

The view from your desk is MUCH better than the view I have!

Jolyn said...

Ilove your flowers they are blooming and getting so big. I also want to ask what color yellow is that that you painted in the foyer. It is so pretty..I have followed you right before you moved in and you have done a beautiful job. I just got my blog up finally it took me awhile. Have a wonderful summer.

Lisa said...

I am glad you are back. You are the inspiration for the house blog that I will soon be starting. My future flowers will never rival yours. You really do have a green thumb.

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