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Friday, June 2, 2017

What's Blooming and Growing in my Garden

Bloom, bloom, bloom.  Spring and Summer are my favorite  seasons because plants grow back and then they bloom.  It make summer a lot colorful and beautiful.   It's almost  one year when we first moved in into this house.  I planted flowers  before we moved  in  and I am so happy to see a lot of them are blooming this year.  Here are some of the plants that are growing and blooming in our garden.  

Roses... I love roses and if I can plant every kind there is available, I would.  However, I don't have a  huge space for it so I can only plant some.   I have  a lot of these pink roses at our old house so I took one before moving out and planted it here.  
On Mother's Day last year , we planted three different colors of these   big roses (yellow, pink, and orange).  They are blooming now except the orange, it died.
For Mother's day this year, my husband and kids got me some miniature roses and I planted them on the side of our house. 
 This magenta rose is from our old house too.  I took  one and planted  it here at the new house.  My FIL gave me this rose  so I didn't want to leave our old house without taking some.
My husband  bought these Dahlias so I put them in the pots  to add colors in our  front porch.  Below is a little  info about Dahlia.
Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae, dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia.
I bought this Salvia Merleau Blue perennial from Lowe's.  They grow  12 to 16 inches in height  and it blooms  in early summer to  late summer.  Flower blooms profusely on intense purplish-blue spikes. It  has a long-lasting display from early summer to fall. 
These tiny  bluish flowers below is  are called scorpion grass or Myosotis.  It is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. It is commonly regarded as an emblem of constancy and friendship.
A friend of mine from California sent me a bunch of  succulent cuttings last year but unfortunately some of them did not survive during the winter inside the house.  The ones that   survive are now planted on the ground and they are starting to  grow.
For some reason, succulents are very pricey so I am grateful that my friend gave me some.
I also have some  Gladiolas on the big planters by the garage.
For edible plants, we have some herbs growing  like oregano.  Oregano  is very easy to grow and they multiply rather quickly.  I started  this with just a small plant then it is now very thick.
 The former owner of the house  have a lot of  parsley and cilantro  when we first bought the house.  I thinned them out and transferred some of them in the small pots.
I get confused in determining whether its a cilantro or a parsley but I found an article at Better Recipes blog that explains the difference .  For those of you who wants to know the  difference, here it is:
  • “P is for Parsley because the leaves are Pointy” and 
  • “C is for Cilantro because the leaves are Curved!”
I have this thyme in a pot last year and it wasn't growing big so I transferred it on the ground and it is now getting thick too.  This evergreen shrub   has been used in medicinal and culinary applications for thousands of years.  Some of the most interesting health benefits of thyme includes:
  •  its ability to reduce respiratory issues, 
  • boost the strength of the immune system, 
  • protect against chronic diseases, 
  • stimulate blood flow, 
  • prevent fungal infections, 
  • improve heart health, 
  • and relieve stress.

I have some bokchoy growing from the scraps  in my kitchen.  Growing veggies from kitchen scrap is fun.  I always do it with  potato peels, celery, bokchoy and sweet potatoes.
We love eating apples and every time we eat some, I always  save the seeds.  I planted some of the seeds and  some grew so I will be planting this on the ground soon.
I haven't make an official vegetable garden yet  but I planted some  of these peas at the back of our house.  I am hoping that we can put up the fence before the deer discover them so we can have some fresh peas soon.
That is it for now.  I will have to post the   trees I have purchased online.  More to come about it  next time.

18 Smart Readers SAID::

Masshole Mommy said...

Your roses are so pretty!!! You are doing a great job with your garden. Looks like there is a lot of good stuff growing!

Alli Smith said...

My roses are also blooming, as are my favorite hydrangeas. I've never had any luck growing Dahlias. I think they are so beautiful. Maybe I should try again. Your flowers are all gorgeous.

Franc said...

You now have a really colorful garden now because of the different flowers. It's nice to see the different colored rose. I hope the orange one gets to bloom too.

Karyn Locke said...

There's something magical about roses with water drops on them! They're like nature's gazing balls!

Christy Maurer said...

Your flowers are beautiful, and I love that you are growing herbs too. I need to try that. I don't have much of a green thumb!

Joanna Stemen said...

I love the yellow roses. They are my favorite. We don't have a garden yet (no place to plant right now) but they are beautiful. My in laws have an amazing garden that I love to walk through.

Danik The Explorer said...

Nice work with the garden. so pretty

Jeannette said...

My Iris's just finished blooming. Right now I am watching my tomatoes, peppers, squash, blackberries and raspberries bloom. Excited to harvest! BTW your flowers are Stunning!!

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Oh my goodness! Your garden is thriving! Love the pretty flowers! I can't choose which one I like best because all of them are so pretty! My flowers have not bloomed yet. I am still playing the waiting game with them. haha.

Our Family World said...

Your flowers look lovely! I love the yellow rose and the forget me nots. My flowers have yet to start blooming, and I am eagerly awaiting for the first bud to appear. Gardening is such a nice hobby, isn't it?

Maurene said...

Those are lovely flowers! I hope I can plant some of those in our backyard.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I've never tried growing Dahlias, I like the way they look. Your yellow roses look great, they used to be my mother-in-law's favorite.

Zwitsal said...

The flowers looks lovely! Really nice work you've done here! I wish I could plant one in the future.

Amanda Love said...

I've been dreaming of a garden filled with veggies and fruits. I can't start the project yet because I'm planning on renovating some parts of the house and I won't be able to take care of it. Your garden is beautiful!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love all these flowers and your garden is just beautiful. Dahlias are so gorgeous and I love these colors. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flower garden.

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

Gardening is such a fun and relaxing, therapeutic activity. I love all the colorfull flowers.

Neha Saini said...

Gardening is fun, roses are beautiful and nothing can be more grooming than roses.

Nikka Shae said...

Your garden is looking amazing. I wish I had a green thumb. My mom loves her garden too.

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