Saturday, July 14, 2007

July 15th Garden Bloom Day
















We need rain badly! I am being kept busy just watering, my hubby is busy watering all the veggies.

I took most of these photos this AM after coming back from walking the dogs. My roses are kind of at a stand still right now, mostly buds, after the first flash of blooms, my pot plants are all doing well. This past spring my husband built me a raised herb bed, I call it my "garden for the senses", we enjoy walking by and brushing the leaves to release the various aromas, I am going to do a post on it one day soon.

21 comments:

chuck b. said...

Is that an Amish Coxcomb?

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Maybe it is Chuck, I was given several small seedlings of this plant this spring, she had gotten the flower last fall from the Amish, she shook the seeds out started them inside this spring but I did not know it was actually called "Amish Cockscomb".

chuck b. said...

I'm not sure either. I think that looks like one, at any rate.

:)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

After doing a google search I think you are correct. Since the original flower came from the Amish it makes sense :).

Bonnie said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Your garden must be a bright, happy place with all those flowers. They are perfect for summer.

(And we need some rain too, so if you get some, send it on my way!)

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Nicole said...

I love your flowers, esp the sunflowers and roses! Great photography, too.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

You have such pretty flowers! Great job on the pictures too. Beautiful!

Alyssa said...

The flowers look fantastic. The double datura is so pretty and I like the "arty" way some of your photos are taken. It makes them stand out. It's nice to see big old sunflowers again.

Thank you,
Alyssa

Carolyn gail said...

Incredible photography and gorgeous flowers. I see we share the same ruby-throated daylily which I just love.

Thanks for sharing your lovely garden.

kate said...

Your flowers are pretty and I would never know from seeing them, that you are in need of moisture. They are all thriving!

shirl said...

Inspiring photos - you must have a stunning garden at the moment! Hope you get some rain soon - we have had too much here in Scotland and in the rest of the UK.

QT said...

Wonderful flowers and great pics! I am in WI and it is overcast here but no drops yet - I am keeping my fingers crossed!

CountryGirl said...

Your photos are amazing! The black background really sets off the colors. All that watering has paid off, everything looks great!

kris said...

Your flowers look so great - wonderful photos.

Nan - said...

What is the orange top flower?

I have the pink daylily, too, but it hasn't opened yet. I also have the ninth and tenth lilies. So beautiful! I plan to do a whole daylily blog entry when they all come into bloom.

What is the seventh picture? A yellow lily, I think, but is it a daylily? What is the name? I just love it, and I love the photo itself with the sky in the background. It makes me think there is a whole field of them. :<)

And what is the thirteenth one? I've never seen anything like it.

I just love the delicate beauty of the last picture. What is it? I'm hoping I can try and grow it here.

Wonderful pictures.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nan, the 7th flower is a very very pale yellow (almost white) daylily, I don't know the name of it.

The 13th flower is a Cockscomb, someone asked if it were an Amish Cockscomb, the seed in fact did come from the Amish, I did a google search on it so I think it may be the Amish one. It is an annual and comes in other colors.

The last flower is a Bachelor Button, also an annual.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

bs said...

love your sunflowers!

Entangled said...

The sunflower closeups are so interesting. I didn't get mine planted this year, so I'm happy that I can enjoy yours.

shirl said...

Hi again,

My July GBBD post was late but is now up if you want to visit.

Molly said...

great photos. I've tried to grow datura in my garden but I think the nights are just too cold. It doesn't bloom.