I have got to start out this Bloom Day post with a couple of things I'm proud of.
As you know, if you've followed this blog, seed starting has not been a cakewalk for me.
I have killed so many baby plants over the past couple of years!
So, behold--2 plants that actually made it!
(That's right, TWO! Can you be humble and proud at the same time? Humbly proud.
It's a complicated feeling. Layers.)
The 'Frizzle Sizzle' pansy.
Isn't she a beauty?
And here we have the New York Aster!
[Vigorous clapping is entirely appropriate at this point.]
(Give me my moment, alright? Remember, 2 PLANTS that made it?!)
The seeds for these plants are super duper tiny--specks, is all.
And now just look at it! It's almost 3 feet tall and about read to start flowering!
(I think--it's a fall-flowering plant, apparently.)
This survivor right here gives me such a happy feeling whenever I see it!
Okay, now that we got that out of the way, here's the rest:
Very pretty, but very short stems for cutting.
I need some mini bouquets or dance flowers to put these in--they would really shine!
Same, plus a China aster.
This front pot--you can't go wrong with geraniums and sweet potato vine.
It always seems like the fancier I try to get with my flower pots, the worse they do.
This couldn't be any simpler, but I have been enjoying it this summer!
My 'Limelight' hydrangea is finally getting some blooms!
I'm wondering if it could actually use more sunlight.
This seems awfully late in the season for hydrangea blooms.
We've got frost coming in a month.
Go Limelight Go!
'Fragrant Angel' echinacea, above and below
I have absolutely loved these, especially the green centers before they are all the way mature!
Love. I will plant a whole bunch more this fall if I can find them!
Let's see, roses haven't put on their fall blooms yet, sedums are still green (but coming), and I do have some sunflowers blooming out in my flower farm/cutting garden patch.
A handful of other stuff out there too.
What's blooming in your garden right now?