Bloomin Tuesday

(From upper L-R across & down: Vervain, Double Daylilly, Calla Lily, Hosta, Aster, Cucumber and Shasta Daisies)

 This Vervain was picked up a couple of seasons ago at a Native Plant Sale.  One of my favorites when it starts blooming.  The double daylilly & Calla Lily were pass-a-long plants from a neighbor.    I wish I had kept better track of the names of plants before I started blogging.  This lime-colored hosta is one of my favorites and it is in full bloom at the moment.  The flowers are actually quite a decent size but unscented.  This Aster is ‘Bluebird’ and is full of buds just waiting to pop open.  I was tickled yesterday when I saw blooms on my Cucumber ‘Sassy hybrid’ plants.  Hooray for future pickles! 🙂   And I couldn’t imagine the garden without the Shasta Daisies that are just getting ready to be in full glory in my Grandmother’s flower bed. 

(From L-R across & down: 'Better Bush' Tomatoes, 'Kentucky Wonder' Beans and 'Yellow Straightneck' Squash)

 I know  these don’t count as blooms, but I just had to show you all the wonderful produce that I am and will be harvesting from the veggie garden soon.   Nothing like summer veggies fresh picked, huh?   To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts or to join in this week please visit our gracious host Ms Greenthumb.


14 responses to this post.

  1. A nice display! I’ve been so tempted to try vervain…does it spread too rapidly, or is it well-behaved?


    Thanks Cameron, actually it’s a very well-behaved perennial. 🙂


  2. I can’t imagine living in a time zone that would produce tomatoes in June. Must be heaven.

    Thanks Suzanne, I am so thrilled! 🙂


  3. Your veggies are looking fantastic Racquel. I planted straight neck & crooked neck squash this year ~ hoping for better results than I got last year.
    I am not familiar with Vervain??? It is very intriguing tho ~ I’m going to have to check it out. Your blooms are all looking good ~ the double daylily is exceptionally pretty as well.

    Thanks Kathleen, I wish you the best of luck with all your veggies this year especially the squash. 🙂 The Vervain is a native perennial I picked up a few seasons ago. Isn’t it cool? 🙂


  4. Your double daylily is incredible and I think it is super fun for you to post your veggies too…i think they most certainly work in Bloomin’ Tuesday 🙂 I love how you posted your pictures!
    happy gardening~

    Thanks Katrina, I think she’s pretty special even though I don’t know the name. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the collages and my veggies today.


  5. I have never seen or heard of the Vervain but love it. I’m so jealous of your early veggies! Gardening in Zone 5, we have to wait until the end of May until all danger of frost has passed to plant our tomatoes/cucumbers. Yours look fabulous!

    Until a couple of years ago neither had I Tracy, it’s a native plant that I just adore. So low maintenance and a long bloomer once it starts in early summer. Thanks I’m really thrilled to be harvesting from the veggie garden already. My tomatoes are looking good this season. 🙂


  6. Your blooms are fantastic. I can’t believe you have your squash growing in a container. That’s a great idea! Can’t wait to check out more of your blog.

    Thanks Carla, I’ve grown Squash this way for the past few years. It really does well in containers believe it or not. I have upside tomato cages anchored with zipties to give it some much needed support. 🙂


  7. You are so far ahead of me on the veggies yet my shastas are blooming. Odd. I love the look of those maters. I have that double daylily too. Wish I knew the names as well.

    I felt the garden was a bit early too this summer, but it’s been so hot for the past month or so I think that sped things up. Thanks I’m loving this variety, it looks like it will be quite prolific. Yep as much as I love pass-a-long plants, it would be nice to have their id. 🙂


  8. Your flowers and blooms are all gorgeous!! I have started a gardening book to keep track of what flowers I have planted where. When I can’t remember the name I can just look back in my book.

    Your veggies are coming right along. I have three tomato plants that have several on each ripening away. You see I am thrilled because it is only the second year I have tried them and the first year didn’t go so well.

    Thanks Darlene, that’s what I started doing about the same time I started this blog so I could at least remember the new stuff. 🙂 I had such a good season last year (which was my first) I’m hoping for the same this season.


  9. First, I really like the way you put the pictures together in one. It is so pretty that way. I am a new blogger and that is something I have not tried yet. It is amazing to me that you have almost ripe tomatoes. I just planted tomatoes in my raised bed yesterday. I am a little late but the weather here does not give us early tomatoes. Your flowers are lovely, this has been fun taking a peek at beautiful gardens.

    Why thank you Sherry for the nice comments. It’s fairly easy to make these collages, I use a program that is a free download online. It’s called Photoscape. Welcome to the Blogging community and I’m glad you are enjoying yourself so far. 🙂


  10. Beautiful squash. Makes me jealous. And it is in a pot. Never thought of growing squash in a pot. Beautiful blooms. Becca

    Thank you Becca. I’ve been growing Squash in a large 30-35 gal container for a few years now. It works pretty good, I use upside down large tomato cages ziptied to the sides for a support. 🙂


  11. I love the idea of growing squash in a pot. It is a great way to prevent it from taking over the yard. 😉

    Your flowers are gorgeous. I always enjoy viewing your garden.

    Thanks Alea, it can be quite a space hogging plant when allowed to ramble. 🙂


  12. I’ve heard really good things about bluebird aster. I’ve been looking locally but can’t find it here.

    Lucky you, tomatoes already!!!

    Thanks Marnie. I got mine via mailorder, I think from Bluestone Perennials. 🙂


  13. I’ve never seen a double day lily that I remember, interesting. Daisies and anything resembling daisies are my favorites. The blooms and the veggies are all lovely! Jean

    This is similar to the Ditch Lillies, but my neighbor said it’s some type of Daylily. Thanks Jean. 🙂


  14. Raquel, your veggies and flowers look great. We always hope to have tomatoes by Father’s Day, but it won’t happen this year. Spring was too cool and damp, I think. But they are coming along. Your double daylily looks like ‘Kwanso.’ They were growing in our yard when we bought this house fifteen years ago. Some people find them aggressive, but we haven’t. They love anywhere sunny and the flowers are beautiful. I enjoyed your garden pics! ~~Rhonda

    I’ll have to look back at my blog posts from last year to see if we had tomatoes in June. I can’t remember. Thanks for the possible identity to my Double Daylily! I like them, they don’t seem aggressive to me. They do multiply but not unusually fast or anything. I like things that I can divide and put elsewhere or share with friends. 😉 Thanks again Rhonda for stopping by.


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