Saturday, August 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Blooms Day - August

You can tell spring is just around the corner. Everywhere I go there are flowers and the promise of more flowers. Which makes this garden bloggers blooms day full of colour, and promise. First we have the white snapdragons.

Which sit alongside the promise of white pansies. Originally I only had purple and blue pansies but the promise of the white ones is exciting.

We have the red geraniums.

and the promise of more.

And more red in the form of snapdragons.

Yellow galore with the gazania showing a lovely bloom.

And the red gazania shows promise of more

A bolt of blue from the cornflower, with some more buds for the coming months.

Lovely violas are still blooming strong.

With a new addition of violets from Lovely Ms L's house!

Many blooms to enjoy now and it seems there are many more to come in the near future! Hope everyone else is having a beautiful and promising blooms day.


Nell Jean said...

We'll be planting pansies and snaps in a couple of months, for winter bloom here in the USA while you're enjoying summer. You've packed lots of bloom into that balcony!

Jan said...

You've got some gorgeous blooms!

healingmagichands said...

How big is that balcony? You have a lot going on for someone in the inner city. Odd to read about spring coming when we are busy harvesting and getting ready for winter. We are having a beautiful day here. Thanks for wishing it on us.

Dan said...

Great flowers as always. If spring is coming to you that means winter is not far off here, erg. I swear I am going to get on a boat to Australia, of course I may need some head gear to protect against those drop bears :-)

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Oooh. Your cornflower reminds me that I should sow the seeds I have. Your balcony is looking great!

Chandramouli S said...

Spring in August? That's interesting. It's amazing to see that just miles away from you the climate is a whole lot different!
Lovely blooms, Prue - especially the Pansies - my favorite winter bloom, but I've failed germinating them.

Lisa said...

Your violets don't actually look that happy - are they ok?

prue said...

Nell Jean - It is definitely jam packed. Look forward to the pics of your pansies in a few months!

Jan - thanks! I think they're pretty gorgeous too myself

Healingmagichands - It is bigger than most, a few metres end to end with a width of maybe a metre. I am loving everyones harvest posts, getting very jealous!

Dan - planes go quicker than boats, although coming via boat is historically relevant! :P We are having an early spring, global warming anyone???

Fern - thanks, and yes sow those cornflower seeds, they grow so easily, I never knew!!!

Chandramouli - it is still technically winter, we have just had some unseasonal warm days and night. I'd send you the pansies in the post if i could!

Lisa - they seem happy to me!?! Maybe they're in a spot that is a little too sunny. I might plant them in the pot with the nectarine, just worried they might hate each other tough

Kirstie Close said...

Prue! I can't believe it's that time of year again for the Garden Bloggers Blooms day! Where did the last 12 months go. Anyway I think your geraniums are much more exciting than mine. Well done!

Sylvana said...

Lovely pictures. It's funny to think as our growing season s coming to an end, yours is just starting to rev up.