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May 12, 2016

The Blues




The blues are a cause for happiness when they're blooms in your garden, and especially so when they're agapanthus.  'Belinda's Dream'  rose in the background. 




For some reason the agapanthus on this side of the yard have gotten a jump start on the ones out by the fence.  Agapanthus are a great full sun plant in my yard, but they can also be grown successfully in part sun.



The plants by the fence are clearly slower, but they're making up for it in height.





Old fashioned, 'Lemon' daylilies are another full sun plant that thrives in my front yard.



More blue across the way... hydrangea shrubs.



Hopefully, one day this clematis will cover up the chicken wire.  Here in Florida, they're never going to perform as they do further north, but I still enjoy them.



The last of the blues...'Black and Blue', Salvia guaranitica.  She's a spreader, but not too hard to control.



Not blue, but my first Gloriosa Lily bloom of the season...inside the vegetable garden.



Also just beginning to bloom, Bleeding Heart Vines...



This Desert Rose is nearly always blooming, very easy plant if it doesn't get over watered.  I bought a new one the other day that has purple blooms, but they fell off before I got a picture so she'll make her debut later.





Like the Desert Rose, the Tibouchinas are in bloom nearly constantly.



Gulf Fritillary visiting a Zinnia...



I hope your gardens are full of blooms in all your favorite colors.















11 comments:

  1. Love your blooms. Your gardens are so pretty and lush.

    Have a great weekend, we're supposed to get 'some' rain, which would be nice. :-)

    FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. We too were forecast rain for last night and today, but got none. Hope you have better luck! _Janice

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  2. Ah, lovely! Your agapanthus is so pretty, especially with the Belinda's Dream rose--what a great color combination. I love those Lemon daylilies too. Everything looks so healthy and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Leslie. Daylilies and agapanthus are low maintenance plants for me, so I keep spreading them around. Have a great weekend. _Janice

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  3. Beautiful! So many lovely flowers in your gardens, Janice. I have some agapanthus that I overwinter in my basement in pots, but they've never bloomed for me. (Why do I keep these strappy leaves...?) And your butterfly on the zinnia is sublime. Best wishes for continued nice weather to enjoy your gardens! -Beth

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    1. Thank you Beth. Aw, hang on to your babies, they'll bloom one day. Have a great weekend. _Janice

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  4. You have such an abundance of blooms! I'm still waiting on the agapanthus and gloriosa lillies. I love the design of your garden. You've really got a great eye for it.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Daisy. It's always nice to have blooms to look forward to. I hope you have a lovely weekend. _Janice

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  5. Agapanthus blooms are one of the most stunning flowers in the garden. Your large beds of them are awesome! I love the color combination with Belinda's Dream and also with the lemon daylilies. Both are beautiful! Your desert roses are very pretty. Can't wait to see the new one. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Thanks Susan, and I so agree about the agapanthus. I love the way they reach for the sky, then explode. _Janice

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  7. Hello Janice! Please excuse the late comments...I have been away with family and I am trying to catch up since getting back. Your garden is looking absolutely stunning! I love all the lovely blue combinations, especially the lemon daylilies and the agapanthus together and the agapanthus with the beautiful Belinda's Dream rose...so pretty! You must feel so happy every time you step into your garden with all these lovely flowers!
    - Kate x

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