Monday, October 27, 2008

Blooming Tuesday

Today is Blooming Tuesday. Jean at Ms Green Thumb Jean's Blog has us post pictures of things blooming in our garden each Tuesday.

Today it is 96 degrees. I am so sick of the hot weather. I do not remember it ever still being this warm at the end of October. The heat is causing havoc in my garden! I have some flowers blooming that don't usually bloom this time of the year! And some of my fall and winter plants that are starting to come up are wilting because of the heat!

My Day Lilies which are usually starting to go dormant this time of the year are still blooming

I love Ornamental Grass plants. This is one that I have by the pool area. It is around 5 feet tall and it stays like this all year round

Last week I posted pictures of a plant with a strange looking bloom with yellow flowers that I did not know the name of it. I found out yesterday it is a Yellow Flowering Ginger Plant. Here is a picture of that bud starting to bloom and a picture of the whole plant area

I have a faux river bed running through part of my garden with lots of Ornamental grassesThis plant has blue flowers all summer long then in the fall it gets yellow berries all over it
This is a Orange and Red Asclepias plant. The flower bloom looks pretty but when it turns to seed it looks like cotton and it has black seeds all over it

The Bees are still so busy on the water lettuce plants in my Koi Pond

Water Hyacinths look so pretty in the Koi pond when in bloomMy Fall Pink hardy Camellia plant has blooms all over it. Should be in bloom in a week or two

My Toad houses are still vacant. They should start getting visitors when the rains and cooler weather hits....(sigh) one day

I love to pick these flowers for vases in my home. Only problem is that they bloom in the spring and early summer. They are so confused!
My Roses are still going very strong. Here are just a few of them

The hot weather is even keeping Charlie the Turtle from his winter nap
Thank you for visiting me today on Blooming Tuesday. Please go visit Jean at Ms Green Thumb Jean's Blog for more Blooming Tuesday posts!


Aiyana said...

The Asclepias flowers are gorgeous, as are your roses. I think your temperature was higher than ours today--which is rare. I too am sick of this. Here it is, almost November and we're barely out of the triple digits. Snow actually sounds good right now!

SmilingSally said...

As usual, your garden is a gorgeous sight. You've been Boo-ed! Come find out what that means. :-O

Sweetie said...

Everything is beautiful. I have been trying to grow ornamental grass for two years. I'm glad that you learned the name of the Yellow Flowering Ginger Plant. It's unique. And - of course, the little critter at the end is too sweet.

Unknown said...

You have a beautiful yard! I think the blue flower with the golden berries is Golden Dew Drop. (I think) I have a picture of mine on my side bar, blooms not berries yet.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

The flowers are beautiful, as always. I'm with you on the heat. I'm "done" with it. We're supposed to cool down by the end of the week, until then we'll have temps in the high 90s. Hang in there, we should see some 70s for a couple of days at week's end. I hope!

Carla said...

Your turtle is awesome. I love when the season runs late, but feel for the poor plants being all mixed up, and worry about a cold spell zapping them unaware. Your blooms are beautiful!!! I wish we were a little warmer, but not in the 90's!! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the visit. As far as the Crinums being deadly..I believe that just about every plant has something poisonous about them right?

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy Blooming Tuesday and yesterday, Blue Monday!!!! So many days to keep you busy! All is beautiful on Green Acres! Hello to Charlie, poor guy! He is thinking..."I am sooo confused!"


Grammy said...

Happy Blooming Tuesday. Anne,
How wonderful to still have lilies & roses in bloom. I love the turtle.
Have a great week.

Jean said...

All you flowers are so beautiful! I feel bad about your heat. I'd rather be cold than hot. We're expecting a couple inches of snow tonight. great post! Jean

Suzanne said...

96 degrees!!! Wow, that's incredible for the end of October. I loved all your photos -- so much color and beauty. I have to admit that I got hung up on the photo of the grass with the pool in the background. What a beautiful setting! I wanted to dive right in!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Anne,

How lucky to still have your day lilies still blooming. Mine are all gone now, but my roses are still happy and blooming. I love the gift cards you have made, I would love to learn how to make them.I just took my Grand-kids too to Disneyland and what joy I saw in their little faces. I can see the same look in your little granddaughters face who by the way is adorable.

Have a wonderful day,

suesueb said...

all your flowers are so gorgeous! my garden is almost all weeds now-haven't had time to do much. your mosaic things are so gorgeous as always and your tags are fun too! have a happy pink week-a bit late!

Laurie and Chris said...

your lilies are so pretty. I also love all the different colored roses you have.It is only in the
30's here!!!

kesslerdee said...

Love your toad houses! I've never heard of such a thing!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your garden is looking lovely! We had a little dusting of snow but my knock out roses are still blooming..

Farmhouse Blessings said...

My goodness, everything is still so pretty & blooming. We had 26 degrees last night and I'm afraid even my poor azaleas were a bit droopy this morning. Glad you can still enjoy the beauty of blooms.


Ann said...

Not much bloomin here in my part of Maryland right now. I'll be excited to see your blooms all winter. Lovely!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Ann
Charlie looks healthy and happy and as usual your garden is superb.
Love Rose

Dianna said...

Your garden is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.

kari and kijsa said...

How beautiful your flowers are!

Just stopping by to wish you the happiest of Halloweens!


kari & kijsa

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