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Garden Blogger's Bloom Day July 2008

I was so excited when I looked out the window this morning. I had hoped that my Stella D'Oro that I planted earlier this year would be blooming, but hopes don't always meet with reality. Well, I saw the pretty bloom smiling brightly at me through the window and I just had to run out and snap a picture of it. It didn't matter that it was raining as I grabbed my camera, I just HAD to get this picture! I did manage to remember to unlock the doors before flying outside. Once out there though, the reality of the rain set in. I vowed to snap the picture anyway though since these blooms are only supposed to last one day. So, it's not the best quality picture I've ever taken but I included it anyway since it is the first bloom ever from these plants.

In the background you will see some purple flowers. Were they sage or lavendar?... I didn't include a seperate picture of them since they were blooming when I bought them this year. Does that make me weird to only want to include plants that bloomed under my care?

Also blooming at my home are two of the three transplants from my clematis from MN. These poor plants suffered in adverse conditions for a couple of years, so I had to bring them with me. I'm sure glad I did. The third plant seems to be a bit stunted, but I am hoping to coax a bloom from it for the next bloom day.

I just love the bars on this clematis. I don't have the tags from these clematis since I left them in MN and I think mom must have tossed them after we moved. Oh well, who needs a name to enjoy a flower anyway?

I haven't included my wildflowers in previous bloom day posts because I don't take care of them. I took these pictures and I just thought they were such wonderful pictures I just couldn't resist including them.

I love the color of this flower! There are a couple of other yellow flowers blooming too but I didn't get good shots of them this time. Maybe another time?

I think one of them is a thistle, but the other two I have no idea.

This one is my Angelina sedum. I guess I didn't even remember that this had some blooms on it. I do like the foliage of this plant which is the reason I bought it in the first place.

I never even dared to dream that this rose would bloom so profusely. I had been worried that it would even come back as I haven't had the best luck with roses in the past. I did publish a picture of this one before, but it was just so hard at work putting out blooms I just had to include it again.

We also planted this potentilla last year. They usually bloom earlier around here, but it's been a bit of a strange year. I'm just happy to see these pretty little blooms!

We have a few different spirea too, but I'll just post one right now. I don't have the tags in front of me, but Cheesehead is anxious to get to work on our shed again so I'll have to look them up at another time.

There are 4 different astibles, one of each color. I planted these earlier this year as well.

The spiderwort are blooming like crazy too. I chose an up close shot to show the detail among the petals. They've been blooming for some time not. Aren't they just the best?

Then there's to lovely pincushion flower. I could have sworn they were a bit taller last year.

I'm drawing a blank on this one. Hmm. Sorry, almost out of posting time. Maybe YOU could tell ME?

We also have many other things currently blooming. Mostly annuals.

I hope you enjoyed my blooms. I'd like to thank Carol for hosting this event, it is something I look forward to every month!

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a message and a backlink. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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