Friday, July 16, 2010

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day

The zinnias are blooming, the zinnias are blooming!

I know I'm a little late, but I didn't want to miss two Garden Bloggers' Bloom Days in a row. So without further ado...

Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers. This spring, after I planted my wintersown zinnias, something ate them right up. Dismayed at the idea of not having zinnias this year I direct-sowed the rest of the seeds I had on hand in pots. And they turned out beautifully, so beautifully in fact that I'm putting this on my mental to-do list for next year.

I just love poppies. This is the first time I tried growing the gorgeous venus poppy (winter-sown of course), and I'll definitely do it again. The only thing I long for is to have many, many more of them.


Ditch lily




I'd forgotten about sowing these white coneflowers until they bloomed. I used to not plant white flowers, I thought they blend in too much with my white house, but I've come to love them.

Also blooming in my garden:
  • Balloon flowers
  • Coreopsis
  • Dianthus
  • Gladiolas
  • Lavendar
  • Liatris
  • Snapdragons
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  1. Are your ditch lilies normally double?

  2. Yes, they always look just like that.

    Does this mean they're not really ditch lilies? They were here before me, so it's entirely possible I guessed wrongly when trying to identify them. :)

  3. Yes, there is a double-flowering ditch lily!

    Love your blooms, zinnias are a favorite of mine, too.

    Thanks for joining in for bloom day!


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