The tag on the cardinal climber I got this spring said it grows 3-5 feet. It has already gone over the top of a 5 foot fence and has begun sending out a few beautiful flowers.
Looks good Steve. I used to have some & I need to get some more for my Birdhouse poles next year.
Remember I told you I had 3 kinds of Clematis on the lattice in front of my HVAC Unit This is always the last one to bloom.
I have a packet of seeds for the Cardinal Climbers where the plant is advertised as blooming with 3 or 4 different colors on the plant. They also show hummingbirds flocking to the plant? The seeds were a gift & I haven't planted any yet. Please let us know if you see any hummingbirds fly to yours Steve. Gotta check my CC seed packet & see what the sun requirements are again?...
There are quite a few Clematis blooming in the neighborhood presently but one particular neighborhood Clematis I've been watching. Their Clematis is growing on an arch & has reached the half way point. It's blooming nicely but I'm wondering if the vine will continue to grow even after the flowers stop blooming for the season/s?
One of my hanging baskets that is starting to fill out.
Steve i like the cardinal climber may have to find some next year. Everyone's flowers are just beautiful.Here are some more lily's.Sandy
Purple bellflower in bloom now.
Steve, that is pretty. I planted some seeds, but did it late, and they are still small. Don't know if I will even have flowers this year.
Gayle, one of these days I am going to break down and buy a clematis. I'm tired of seeing everyone's pics and not having one of my own.
Here is the my first dahlia bloom for this year. This is one that my son started this winter from seed. I like the color, but the pic was taken with my cell, so not the best. I expect it to be lying on the ground in the next few days because the kittens play in that bed. But I will enjoy it while I can. It looks bigger in the pic than it actually is.
MD, is that blue flower scaevola? Mine is just beginning to bloom again after I almost killed it when I forgot to water it.
Very pretty pics again today. I love your basket, MD. Looks like a shade basket?
Leslie...my dahlias from seed are also starting to bloom....need to get some pics.
Here is an Abutilon I started from seed this year....a big job for that tiny stem to hold up those blooms. Charlene
Grandmaof2:MD, is that blue flower scaevola?
Hi GMof 2, no those blue flowers are hanging Lobelia. Sorry I did not name the flowers but they are (from left to right) Fuchsia, Black & Blue Salvia, Double Rose Star Impatiens, Lobelia, Begonia & couple other things not pictured like Coleus.
Here is a very recent picture of one of my containers with Scaevola to the left.
Sorry this picture is not too clear as it was taken in a downpour. Scaevola is planted on the left with White Heliotrope in center & Angelonia to the right. Salvia, hanging Gardenia & Petunias are planted in the back. I think you will like the Scavs as not much seems to bug them.
plantdoctorzn4: I love your basket, MD. Looks like a shade basket?
Thank you Charlene. I do try to follow the sun/shade requirements as much as possible but the best laid plans fall by the wayside as I will often throw in a plant or two that requires the complete opposite.
I love your baskets too! The actual basket itself & what you put in there. Your Abutilion is lovely & so is the precious looking plant you have draped around it; what is that plant?
Salvia in progress!!!!!!
Finally got pics uploaded.
and this is one i started this year but don't know the name....
I save some for tomorrow.
These are under the bird feeder from seeds that dropped. Last year it was a millet patch and this year it is sunflowers. I hope the birds can still find the feeder!!
This is a giant sunflower, also from seeds that dropped but in a different spot.
Great colors today folks. Lets you know that the warm season is in full swing.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.
MDgreenery:Your Abutilion is lovely & so is the precious looking plant you have draped around it; what is that plant?
Thank you....that plant is a variegated Delsperma. I has a bright pink bloom similar to an ice platn flower, but I grow it more for the succulent, variegated folage.
Sue...I think that last one is burgundy Gaillardia. I do believe I sent you seed for those last year. My burgundy gaillardia survived the winter, but only one of my red/yellow gaillardia like your 1st pic made it. I have never had them winter kill before. I will need to save seed and get more going because they are very pretty and bloom all summer with deadheading. Charlene
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