Monday, October 20, 2008

Blooming Tuesday

Today is Blooming Tuesday! Jean at Ms Green Thumb hosts Blooming Tuesday every Tuesday.

We are to show pictures of blooms either in your garden or in a pot! I love participating each week and Jean is a great person and it has been great getting to know her better.

I thought I would show you a picture of a Tropical plant I have blooming today. This plant was here when we moved here. I do not know the name so if any of you know the name, I sure would appreciate it. I tried searching on Google but could not find it.

The plant is over 6 feet tall. It has long green leaves and in January if we get frost, the whole plant needs to be cut down and then it grows back in spring.

The blooms start off with this huge bud in late summer early fallThen it blooms into this yellow flower. It has a sweet smell and it will attract ants if I am not careful

I walked by this today and just had to take a picture of it. It's a Pink Hibiscus bloom peeking out between some Chrysanthemum plants
Here's some fresh picked Pomegranates
This Rose bush lives up to it's name. It's called Hot Shot and it's really beautiful today. It is the same rose bush I have in my Blog header.

This is a really cute spinning squirrel I have in my front yard. When the wind hits it, it starts to spin and the squirrel looks like it is dancing!

Thank you for visiting my Blog today on Blooming Tuesday. Please go visit Ms Green Thumb Jean's Blog for more Blooming Tuesday posts or better yet, why don't you join us today?


Anonymous said...

I like the hibiscus flower ..I prefer red color.

Bee Haven Bev said...

Oh my, Anne, do you grow those pomegranates in your yard? How lucky is that! Nothing but leaves and Mums here these days...and old man Winter is breathing down our necks! Enjoy your warmth!

Patty said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I see you're in So Calif. I grew up in Irvine and you just reminded me how someone had a pomegranate tree and we (the kids on my street) would try to pick them because we all loved eating them and spitting out the seeds. :)

Grammy said...

Good morning Annie, Do you have a Pomegranate tree?
I love all your blooms today. Cold you post a full view of the 6 ft plant. It sounds like a banana tree of some sort.
I use to have the plantain type that took 6 years to bloom and fruit. I only saw one bunch of bananas on one I gave to my neighbor.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

'Hot Shot' is a gorgeous bloom. You are so lucky to be grow Pomegranates. They are quite tasty. ;) That unknown plant looks like a banana tree to me too with those large tropical leaves.

Suzanne said...

I have no idea what the first pictures are of, but I love the blooms on it! How wonderful to have a pomegranate tree in your yard...I grew up in California and remember eating pomegranates every year. They were such a treat!

Sweetie said...

If you learn the name of the huge plant, I'd really be interested in knowing it. My daughter has a banana tree that has huge leaves similar to your plant. I love Pomegranates. When my sister-in-law visits from Nevada she always brings some with her. The Pink Hibiscus bloom is lovely.

Unknown said...

I love those lavender Mums.

SmilingSally said...

Pretty garden.

Your spinning squirrel looks like an Easter bunny to me!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love the little tours of your garden. The flowers always look so welcoming and pretty.
I hope you have a great day. It's gonna warm up and watch out for the winds too.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Ann!

I love Pomegranates! They remind me of when I was growing up! Boy did the juice make a mess but oh, they tasted soooo good!


Deb said...

Hi Anne, thanks for stopping in with nice comments. I love meeting nice people too. I love your flowers I always start out strong in the spring but as the weather gets hotter it's really a losing battle here in Alabama. Oh I loved your items of blue and pink too. Deb

Jean said...

Your rose is definately a "Hot shot"! Just lovely! I've never tasted a pomegranate but they look great ! I can't help with your tropical, the blooms are pretty. Jean

Teri said...

I wanted to say that the hibiscus is so beautiful but how can I choose-they are all beautiful!

Laurie and Chris said...

Your yellow flowering bush is so pretty. Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Deb said...

How lucky are you to have pomegranates in your own garden! Wonderful Bloomin' tuesday post.

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