Are most people pretty good at typing on their phone keyboard? I’m not. I do most of my blog postings on the WP mobile App. I type with ONE index finger and you can guess how long that takes me! My kids say “why don’t you type with both of your thumbs like you’re supposed to?” They are right. It’s way more accurate and faster when you type with your thumbs but I still won’t do it even though it hurts to type long paragraphs with the index finger. As we speak, I am typing with my index finger.
Why did you need to know that? Just thought I share that typing tip in case someone out there is old school like me, didn’t know, and still typing with one finger.
Well, on to the beautiful flowers in bloom this week. I don’t know which lily this is but it’s a gorgeous color of yellow and burgundy.
These deutzia “Raspberry Sundae” come back every year and have beautiful pink and white colors. It’s a small bush this year but previous years it was about 3 feet tall in the pot. I planted in the ground last fall after flowering so it may be trying to adjust itself.
This hibiscus plant took 3 years to flower. Last year the bud fell off or the gardener mowed over it so I didn’t get any flowers. The first picture is in the beginning, after it opened. The second picture is 2 days later.
The Cupid’ Dart I grew from seeds last year but this year is the first year flowering. I love the dark purple center.
What a wonderful mix of purple-colored statice in this pot right? These re-seeds well if you are looking for easy plants to grow. Plant once and you will forever have it in the garden. They live all year long in my garden. The best part is they last FOREVER in a vase and always look great.
I really love how these red scabiosa flowers just dominate this spot. They grew 4 feet tall and flower like mad!
Dusty Miller is a great white beauty with yellow flowers in the spring. Its leaves and branches feel like velvet. They are pretty easy to maintain as they can put up with poor dry soil and full sun.
My abutilon below is a tiny little plant with a lot of oomph! It is only 9 inches tall with skinny branches but would have over 6-8 large 2 inch flowers from spring until early winter.
The gladioluses here naturalized and put out tons of bulbs from years ago. I love the cream-colored petals of these gladioluses. I mentioned before that I don’t like white flowers but cream or ivory colors are elegant. The red columbines seemed to be blooming three times more than last year. They are so beautiful next to each other.
The first picture of the passion flowers below is a great example to show you the three stages of how the passion flower became a fruit. Right now I have about 100s of fruits on the vines. These are aggressive vines, they reseed all over in the yard but I don’t mind them because the fruits are quite sweet and delicious. They are ready to eat once they turn plump and orange. Sometimes in the summer I would go out and eat 3-4 at a time. I will have to show you the inside of it once it is ready in a few weeks.
That’s all the flowers to finish off the week. Have a great weekend everyone!