Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 8:34 | Category : Gardening
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I’ve been meaning to get in on Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day at May Dreams Garden for several months, but my ingrained practice of putting things off means I’ve not remembered to actually take any pictures until today. And, of course, with the drought and the recent heat, there isn’t that much blooming. And my flowers have been somewhat neglected by a recent project I’ve had, building a fence/gate to hide the stuff I keep beside my shop:

(yes, I know it’s sagging in the middle, I’ve got to set the braces).

But, I do have a few things blooming. The Profusion zinnias are, as (almost) always, dependably doing their late-summer thing:

And the celosia, which has been happily reseeding for years, is once again holding forth:

Although this year, for the first time, one of the seedlings grew up to have mostly white blooms:

The evolvulus ‘Blue Daze’ is one of my favorites. I use it every year:

And I have a few sunflowers in the vegetable garden:

I haven’t planted sunflowers in years, but decided to this year just because I like them. If the birds take all the seeds, that’s fine with me. Speaking of the vegetable garden, I’ve been getting tons of tomatoes until the past week or so, when the heat finally persuaded the tomato flowers to start dropping. But they’ll be back as soon as it cools down. The yellow squash and zucchini all died last month, whether from powdery mildew from the early rains or something else, I don’t know (and honestly I don’t like squash enough to have bothered investigating!).

Anyway, I’ve finally gotten around to participating in Bloom Day. Maybe this will get me blogging more regularly again.