"mary mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?"
Our caladiums bloomed! I didn't even know these plants did bloom!
Our orange lilies did great! I love them!
|vinca, I think|
My first year for clematis...........I just love them!!!
well, I was very excited to finally have a canna bed.........
|They came up and they looked great! I was so happy and then.....they vanished overnight. I think we have only 2 left. Something dug them up and ate them I guess. We are going to re-try|
|Pumpkin patch. Excited to grow "punkins" this Fall!|
I've waited many years for these hollyhocks......just have not had any luck growing them anywhere......THIS YEAR they came up, Yay!! My Ma-Maw told me years ago that they will not bloom the first year.....and i think that is what happened the last hollyhock bed I had many years ago. The second year they bloomed like crazy.....HUGE AND so colorful and big and I was just thrilled with them! (mine looked like the ones pictured above. I had the double bloom ones and several different colors as well as the candy-pink ones) So that means maybe next summer I will get my hollyhock blooms again.
|I think these are moonflowers?|
We put lots of marigolds in our kitchen garden. I read that they help the tomato plants so we will see.....we put marigolds in so many of our pots and hanging baskets too....just put them all over---love the splash of yellow and orange! And they are SO HARDY, even in the hot hot summers here.
|one of my favorites!!--just planted|
|baby four o' clocks up now!|
|Clematis and Cyclamen|
|Baby red peppers|
(below) our first green pepper of the summer:
|Mr. Front Porch made me a pretty pot of flowers for Mothers Day.|
Because.....this is what happened. The petunias got so big and thick, you could no longer see the fairy trees! LOL (below--same pot)
Sweet "Tater" vines....I've rooted about a couple dozen of these this year, started them from lil babies...
below, same plant a few days later. It's now cascading over the front of the pot. We have them in most of our pots and in our windowboxes too. I LOVE MY sweet tater vines! LOL
Sunny yellow mums blooming in the spring
Some type of coleus and maybe some sort of purple sweet tater vine? I love the colors in that coleus.
I hereby give ALL THE CREDIT for our gardens to Mr. Front Porch, who digs them, takes care of them, feeds them, etc. etc, plus MOWS. I enjoy starting the gardens, picking seeds, rooting vines, and deadheading and he does the rest plus keeps them all watered really well. He does the hard work, not me.
Soooooooooooo, what's growing in YOUR garden?