Monday, September 15, 2008

Bloom day...

Hard to believe it's the middle of September -- and Bloom Day again. Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for inviting us all to join her Bloom Day party!

I think these are my new favorite flowers.  

They are Blackfoot Daisies, native to Texas and they love the hot sun and dry summers we have here.

And they aren't picky about their soil, either.  They grow in rocks and crevices and my beds!

They are perennials for the most part -- I only lost a few from last year.  And the new ones I put in this Spring are spreading like wildfire.  



These are the newest bloomers almost in the garden -- they are Totally Tempted Cuphea -- and I've never seen any like this.  Instead of the traditional purple and red little bat-like faced blooms, they are all hot pink.  Don't even look like bat faces at all without the bi-color.  But they have a profusion of blooms and will love the hot spot I want to plant them in.
Mealy Blue Sage
Society Garlics all in a row.
Senna
Cypress Vine taking over again!
Coral Trumpet Vine
Duranta Sapphire
American Beautyberry
Turks Cap
Purslane
One lonely little winecup growing up from the grass that isn't supposed to be here!
Bulbine
Indigo Spires
Hibiscus
Zinnias
Sweet alyssum
Moss Rose
Crape Myrtle
Little Katie Ruellia
Hibiscus
Euonymous

Plumeria
Wave petunia
Geranium

Hyacinth Bean Vine
Candlestick Tree
Blue Daze
Esperanza
Can you believe -- this is a huge primrose jasmine that normally blooms in February!  We had a cool spell last night - it must have gotten excited about the promise of better weather.
Trailing Lantana
Black and Blue Salvia
Lantana horrida
Four nerve daisy

Confetti Lantana
Buddleia
Guara
Lantana
Abelia
Texas Gold Lantana
Skullcap
Mexican Bush Sage
Coneflower
Coneflower
Morning Glory

Thanks for taking the tour!