Friday, June 26, 2009

Blooming Friday


It's time for the hot weather plants: Rudbeckia, bee balm, daylilies and phlox.










Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'. The foliage of this bee balm has an outstanding fragrance, so strong that you can smell it when the rosettes are stepped on in winter. M. fistulosa is much more drought tolerant than didyma.



Daylily 'Buttered Popcorn' with 'Midnight' Penstemon and Purple Coneflower

Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' looks cool even when the weather is hot enough
to melt an ice cream cone in less than five minutes.

Thank you to Katarina at roses and stuff for hosting Blooming Friday.

20 comments:

  1. Just lovely pictures on the Rudbeckia. That is my fathers favorite flower.

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  2. Great shots! Love the little green spider.

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  3. I know summer is here when I see the rudbeckias blooming. I don't believe I have blooms on mine yet. Love the Bali Watercolor daylily.

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  4. Beautiful sweet bay - you have sooooo many flowers. I wonder what happened to my bee balm - must have fallen under the 'error' part! Time for another one.
    I haven't been around much this week and just hate that I miss everything but have been gardening and have grandsons. I've found out that as I get older 'Wonder Woman I ain't' no more! (Great english too). ;-)

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  5. So beautiful flowers, especially the Bali Watercolor. Daylillies does smell nicely so I understand why the attract the small insects.

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  6. Very nice blooms. Like the dark center to the petals on the Rudbeckia.

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  7. Your photos are just beautiful. The rudbeckias are so pretty, love all the visitors! I can't wait to see the bee balm bloom here, 'Jacob Cline' is very close.

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  8. SweetBay, your gardens are beautiful. I gave up on monarda several years ago-- too much disease. Your photos tempt me to try again with the newer varieties. I'll have to do some research and see if the Japanese beetles eat monarda.
    Marnie

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  9. I just cut my Scarlet Monarda back and it's beginning to bloom again. Your plants are pretty.

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  10. I love all these plants! I especially love Verbena bonariensis and four o'clocks and don't understand why I have neither. Well, I don't have the latter because I lost them to frost this year... but why didn't I even start the former as seeds?!?!? (This is a rhetorical query.)

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  11. Oh, I loved the colurful rudbeckias!
    Love,
    AnnA

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  12. I love rudbeckia. Waiting for them blooming in my garden as well. / Anna

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  13. so many beautiful flowers to enjoy. Thanks for sharing your garden with one who has none :)

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  14. Lovely flowers! Some of them I have in my garden, but not yet. I have to wait for a month or so./Anette

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  15. rudbeckias are perfect symbols of summer :)... i should really try to grow them... and the bees must be having a great time harvesting in your garden:)...

    enjoy a sunny weekend:)

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  16. Sweetbay,

    Wow that Bali Watercolor is something, never seen it before.

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  17. I think your Rudbeckias are very attractive - they really signal 'look at me, look at me'! And I love your spider daylily - the colouring is so subtle and the the shape so interesting.
    Katarina

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  18. So many beautiful flowers and lovely photos!

    Enjoy the weekend ;)

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  19. Sweetbay, A beautiful post! I love Bali Watercolor; it's a spider right? What a keeper, the colors are so iris like!

    I am going to look for fistulosa! Claire Grace is a beauty! I haven't seen her at any of the local nurseries....and look at all those bees. Nothing beats the monardas for attracting the pollinators.

    gail

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  20. Monarda is one of my absolut favorits, but sadly, all died this winther and I do not know why.
    Have a nice day!

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