Friday, June 15, 2007

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

First up: The blackberries are blooming and starting to fruit.

We have a circle of yucca in the backyard that we uncovered when we moved in. It had been completely overgrown. Now they are healthy and blooming. You can't tell in the picture but the shoot with the flowers on it is over 5 feet tall.
Our first blooming hydrangea. Matt thinks it was blue last year, but I am not sure. It is the "endless summer" variety.

I think this picture came out pretty. It's the redbud tree we planted last year-raspberry sundae.

And last: the coneflowers Matt planted last Saturday to help fill in the hole that was left after taking out an old clothes pole.
This is my first participation in Bloom Day! I just took these pictures less than 10 minutes ago, so it is literally what is blooming right now.

Also: please vote for my cooking blog, Coconut & Lime in the GrillMe contest. By voting for me you are also entering yourself in the same contest-a trip to Napa Valley! Click here to enter.


Carol said...

Thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for the first time, and I hope you'll join us each month. Your flowers look wonderful, and fresh, even at the end of the day!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How nice to see your blackberies in flower, mine are flowering too at the moment but I live thousands of miles from where you live. :-)

Love the coneflowers, it is such a wonderful plant that flowers for a loooong time.

My blooms are up too if you're interested.

Christa said...

Mmmmm, blackberries. Lucky you!

I love the coneflowers, too. They're always cheerful looking and the butterflies just love them.

Aimee said...

We have coneflowers too, love them! And what a fun new blog you have here too. :)

danielle said...

So pretty!

At the beach, I saw hydrangeas with pink and blue flowers and gradients of each on the same plant. From wiki: "the exact colour often depends on the pH of the soil; acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce very pale cream petals, and alkaline soils results in pink or purple."

I hope my new coneflowers grow and bloom. Yours looks great.

Muliya said...

You write very well.